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
Firms in Germany had a solid 2010-11, recovering from the turmoil of the previous financial year. Ulrike Barth reports
Rowlands Field Cunningham and Linder Myers could be among the leaders of the pre-pack
On a balmy day in July 2011 nearly 150 lawyers congregated on the fourth floor of 1 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Taylor Wessing has hired Vinod Bange from Speechly Bircham as a partner in the data protection practice.
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.
Chris Kangis, European general counsel at London entertainment venue the O2, is proving his worth on the big stage
Norton Rose’s mergers with firms in resource-rich Canada have really shaken up the local legal market. Joanne Harris reports
The European crisis interweaves the worlds of politics, economics and the law
Weakness in Germany could seriously jeopardise your wealth
Lord Jackson’s report risks setting access to justice back by centuries
Lawyers will have to watch their steps for the foreseeable future in the legal professional privilege minefield
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).