8 November 2010
Major UK firms have sent high-profile delegations to Malaysia as the market considers allowing foreign firms to practise.
Addleshaw Goddard has begun collecting information on the social backgrounds of its graduate applicants.
Firm commits to multimillion-pound ’no win, no fee’ arrangement for billionaire Berezovsky
Ashurst and DLA Piper have secured roles advising on the international issues surrounding what is believed to be India’s largest-ever IPO.
CMS Cameron McKenna, Eversheds and K&L Gates have advised on one of the first Building Schools for the Future (BSF) deals to close since the coalition Government put the previous administration’s brainchild on hold.
Clifford Chance has elected finance partner Malcolm Sweeting as its new senior partner.
?Robin Saphra, group GC at Colt Technology Services, uses a combination of legal models to boost service levels. By Luke McLeod-Roberts
Supreme Court threat means it ain’t over till it’s over, says Andrew Pugh
What is the most unusual Christmas present that you have received from a colleague? A pair of dark chocolate pants.
Debevoise & Plimpton and Norton Rose have landed the plum roles on Rockefeller Group’s acquisition of a 75 per cent stake in Europa Capital.
Mauritius is geared up for the challenges presented by the Direct Tax Code with regard to investment into India. By Craig Fulton and Nicolas Richard
Across many alternative asset classes, high-profile managers, such as Altis Partners, EQT, Nordic Capital and Terra Firma, have chosen to set up shop in the Channel Islands.
Hard-working people that they are, lawyers need to find ways to unwind away from the stresses and strains of the office.
Latham & Watkins is probably the easiest US firm in London to recruit for,” claims one City-based legal market recruitment consultant.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s move to formalise its referral relationships with national firms has moved a step nearer, with the magic circle outfit working alongside Mills & Reeve on the first matter since the initiative began in the summer.
French firm Gide Loyrette Nouel is expanding in Hungary after its global strategic review made Budapest its Central and Eastern Europe hub.
Herbert Smith is upping its emphasis on private client work as part of a strategic push into emerging markets.
Howard Kennedy has advised brewer Adnams and sister company Adnams Bio Energy (ABE) on their partnership with British Gas to supply renewable energy to the National Grid.
The InterLaw Diversity Forum for LGBT Networks has teamed up with the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) to prime LGBT candidates on improving their chances of selection for a career in the judiciary.
The head of Müller Dairy (UK)’s legal operations Florian Mattinson has resigned from the company.
As evidenced by Ireland, the growing strength of ’offshore’ centres and their firms means they’re closer than ever to their ’onshore’ counterparts. By Paul Govier
Offshore firm Ogier has named Peter Cockhill as managing partner in its Cayman Islands office. Cockhill, who has held the job on an interim basis since June 2010, will replace outgoing head James Bergstrom, who is taking over as managing partner in Hong Kong.
Litigation expansion in City and globally has become a ‘top priority’.
A recent decision in an English court has thrown up uncertainty as to the status of Guernsey limited partnerships. Ian Kirk and Paul Wilkes ask: are they just letterbox entities?
Online gambling is a massive global phenomenon, and as Nick Verardi explains, the Isle of Man is at the top of the game in providing the best environment for e-gaming operators
With just a year to go before the implementation of the Legal Services Act, The Lawyer’s conference on alternative business structures (ABSs) today (8 November) looks set to highlight the key issues, with contributions from influential players in the debate.
?Last week’s US mid-term election result, which saw the Republican Party win a majority in the House of Representatives and reduce significantly the Democratic majority in the Senate, looks to have set the scene for a standoff for the remaining two years of President Barack Obama’s current term.
Investors need to wake up to the legal complexities pertaining to the precise nature of their law firms’ involvement in fund structures. By Nick Holland
Offshore practitioners can breathe easy that they will be able to cope with any hazards thrown up by the AIFMD. Ben Robins sheds some light on the issues likely to be facing investor clients
Siemens IT Solutions and Services, the IT and outsourcing outfit spun off from global electronics company Siemens, has appointed a new UK general counsel.
Two partners have quit SJ Berwin in the wake of its disputed managing partner election, with property litigation head Michael Metliss going to Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and competition partner Niamh Grogan to Lloyds Banking Group.
By the time you read this the curtain will have fallen on ’Exposed’, the Tate Modern’s provocative photographic exhibition.
Historically, the UK hasn’t made it easy on non-doms. Sophie Dworetzsky explains that the sounds coming from the new coalition Government represent an opportunity to sort out the morass of tax regulations
Taylor Wessing’s recent capture of a high-profile trio of partners from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) is the latest sign that the firm has pushed lateral recruitment at the highest level to the top of its agenda.
With the exception of Slaughter and May, every law firm has built parts of its business by recruiting external senior talent. Some, such as Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), have been flamboyantly hiring laterals during the recession, much to the incomprehension of its rivals.
The recent decision by a Mumbai court in the Vodafone case means the role of offshore financial centres in Indian transactions has become a more complex and different animal. By Chetan Nagendra
Trowers & Hamlins is consulting fee-earners over plans to abandon its PQE model in favour of a merit-based remuneration system.
Tulkinghorn has heard some stories in his time, but this one takes the soggy biscuit.
Hiren Mistry, Richard Wakeham and Philip Sinel examine the potential effects as the Extradition (Jersey) Law 2004 makes its presence felt
What was your first-ever job? Working for European Leisure, a nightclub company that owned such famous venues as the Camden Palace and the Hippodrome.
For Scottish firm Wright Johnston & Mackenzie (WJM) clients are at the centre of everything it does - so much so that it has developed a strategy it dubs ’ClientCentric’.