9 January 2012

The Lawyer

  • A whole new world

    9 January 2012

    The regulatory focus on insolvency since the Lehman Brothers collapse is beginning to affect other cases, such as that of MF Global in the UK. By Joanne Harris

  • After Der Sturm

    9 January 2012

    Firms in Germany had a solid 2010-11, recovering from the turmoil of the previous financial year. Ulrike Barth reports

  • Banks force debt collectives

    9-Jan-2012

    Rowlands Field Cunningham and Linder Myers could be among the leaders of the pre-pack

  • Barclays' harvest

    9-Jan-2012

    On a balmy day in July 2011 nearly 150 lawyers congregated on the fourth floor of 1 Churchill Place, ­Canary Wharf.

  • Case of the week: Civil procedure

    9 January 2012

  • Cases in point

    9-Jan-2012

    The top cases of 2011 show why London is still the centre of the litigation world - and why it is likely to stay that way. By Katy Dowell

  • Deutsche’s Click4Legal – a killer system?

    9 January 2012

    Although Deutsche Bank does not disclose its overall spend on external legal advisers, it confirms a 2:1 ratio between external and internal legal spend – that is, for every dollar spent on in-house lawyers, two dollars were spent on outside advisers. This ratio has remained stable over the past five years.

  • Glad to be grey

    9 January 2012

    Most people would be happy to be told they look young, but Tulkinghorn knows of a partner at a Chinese firm who is an exception.

  • How to win firms and influence fees

    9 January 2012

    We all know that bank panel reviews are all about the money. But as our cover story this week explores, there are very different ways of running tenders.

  • Job Watch: Energy

    9-Jan-2012

    The good news for any lawyer wanting to make a career in the energy sector is that in-house teams and private practice firms are recruiting.

  • Judgment Call: 9th January 2012

    9 January 2012

    Russell v Transocean International Resources Ltd (2011) UKSC57 8 December 2011 Supreme Court. Lord Hope (Deputy President); Lord Brown JSC; LordWilson JSC; Lord Kerr JSC; Lord Mance JSC.

  • Move On Up: Walker Morris

    9-Jan-2012

    Steady as she goes is the theme at Leeds firm Walker Morris, with high profitability offering a clue as to why so few partners move on

  • Moves

    9 January 2012

    Taylor Wessing has hired Vinod Bange from Speechly Bircham as a partner in the data protection practice.

  • Number crunching: Blake Dawson

    9-Jan-2012

    Now for one of those factoids that everyone assumes is true: Ashurst’s merger with Australian firm Blake Dawson is all about energy and infrastructure.

  • O2 European GC: Stadium performer

    9-Jan-2012

    Chris Kangis, European general counsel at London entertainment venue the O2, is proving his worth on the big stage

  • Oil together now

    9 January 2012

    Norton Rose’s mergers with firms in resource-rich Canada have really shaken up the local legal market. Joanne Harris reports

  • Opinion: A tangled Euro web

    9 January 2012

    The European crisis interweaves the worlds of politics, economics and the law

  • Opinion: Germany or bust

    9 January 2012

    Weakness in Germany could seriously jeopardise your wealth

  • Opinion: Implant scandal puts knife in Jackson

    9 January 2012

    Lord Jackson’s report risks setting access to justice back by centuries

  • Opinion: The privilege view

    9 January 2012

    Lawyers will have to watch their steps for the foreseeable future in the legal professional privilege minefield

  • The Lawyer Management: Taylor Wessing

    9-Jan-2012

    At the start of 2011 Taylor Wessing made two senior hires as part of an extensive reshaping of its board. One was Clare Singleton, previously chief of staff at accountancy firm Deloitte, who joined the firm as chief operating officer (COO).

  • Work Life Quiz: Lisa Logan, Gateley

    9-Jan-2012