9 July 2012

The Lawyer

  • ‘It wasn’t our fault’


    Off-the-record war of words breaks out over failed LG-FFW merger talks

  • Bahrain humbug


    Norton Rose claims it is still committed to kingdom as lawyers quit

  • Barclays to be held to account


    Evidence against the bank is so strong that its lawyers’ main task will be damage limitation

  • CC shrugs off downturn blues


    Along with A&O, firm leads the way in magic circle turnover rises

  • Courts put costs in the spotlight


    Solicitors must keep a close eye on budgets or they risk falling foul of the new costs management regime

  • Diversity still a distant dream


    The legal profession remains unrepresentative of wider society despite there being a business case for change, reveals an InterLaw survey.

  • In with the out crowd


    The Government’s crowd-pleasing legal stance on immigration is creating fresh challenges for law firms

  • Interview with James Caan: Capitalist gains


    Dragons’ Den star James Caan plans to stir up major change in the legal world. How? By sticking to proper business principles

  • M­­oves: 9 July 2012


    SJ Berwin has boosted its finance team in London after hiring a partner from Herbert Smith. Chris Fanner joins as a partner, having held the same position at Herbert Smith. Fanner specialises in leveraged buy-outs and infrastructure finance, and counts investment banks, private equity funds and corporate borrowers among his clients. He joined Herbert Smith as a partner in 2005.

  • Opportunity knocked


    Chambers see their own regulator as a block on the road to ABS

  • Patent place


    Germany has become the favoured destination for lawsuit tourists seeking an injunction. But could Microsoft’s decision to move its distribution centre from Germany to the Netherlands signal a worrying trend?

  • States of mind


    Stop the clocks: it’s time for Clifford Chance to say it’s going to crack America again.

  • Sticky ends: the City's top restructuring lawyers discuss recent developments


    The collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 has propelled insolvency law into the frontline

  • Tulkinghorn: Night of a thousand hangovers


    One Wednesday morning in late June many, many of Tulkinghorn’s scribes were nursing sore heads after a night on the West End tiles. The reason? The greatest, most glittering annual night in the legal calendar – The Lawyer Awards.

  • Turkey’s code for growth


    Businesses require advice on Turkey’s new commercial code, and some will need longer term support

  • United Company Rusal chief legal officer: Metal guru


    Becoming legal boss at the world’s biggest aluminium producer and dealing with plants in far-flung locations was a change and a challenge for Igor Makarov

  • Whiplash feels the backlash


    Insurers win partial victory in war on fraudulent claims, but they must pick their battles with care