Vodafone

Eversheds wins first-time place on Vodafone's revamped UK panel

28-Jul-2014 0:05 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds has joined the Vodafone panel for the first time following a review of the telecoms giant’s roster of legal advisers.

Moscow

Shearman secures record $50bn arbitration award against Russia

28-Jul-2014 2:33 pm | By Joanne Harris

Shearman & Sterling has secured the largest award ever handed out by an arbitration tribunal, with the Russian Federation asked to pay out $50bn (£29.bn) in damages to shareholders of oil company Yukos.

corut

Vincent Tchenguiz settles record £200m SFO battle for £3m

28-Jul-2014 11:36 am | By Kate Beioley

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has ended its record battle with Vincent Tchenguiz after agreeing to settle his £200m damages claim for £3m.

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RPC and post-Dundas CMS reveal retention

28-Jul-2014 5:27 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

CMS Cameron McKenna has posted a retention rate of 67 per cent for autumn 2014, following its merger with Scottish firm Dundas & Wilson, which nearly doubled its NQ intake size.

southampton

Moore Blatch’s PEP drops by 61 per cent as firm focuses on investment

28-Jul-2014 2:21 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Average profit at Southampton-headquartered Moore Blatch fell sharply in 2013/14, from £344,000 in 2012/13 to £133,000.

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Simmons’ alliance partner expands in Saudi

28-Jul-2014 0:04 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Simmons & Simmons’ alliance firm in Saudi Arabia, Hammad & Al-Mehda, is extending its reach with a new office in the country’s capital Riyadh.

Catalunya Banc

Bakers and Garrigues advise on Catalunya Banc’s €1.2bn sale to BBVA

28-Jul-2014 0:01 am | By Natalie Stanton

Baker & McKenzie has advised state-owned Spanish lender Catalunya Banc on its sale to Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) for €1.2bn.

Herbert Smith

HSF and A&O among firms involved in BSkyB’s £4.9bn Sky Europe deal

28-Jul-2014 0:01 am | By Natalie Stanton

Herbert Smith Freehills and Allen & Overy are among the firms to advise on BSkyB’s £4.9bn takeover of Rupert Murdoch’s pay TV companies in Germany and Italy.

Cocktails

From Cobbetts to Cosmopolitans: law firms are 'like cocktails', claims brand research

25-Jul-2014 1:39 pm | By Kate Beioley

What do Slater & Gordon and Tom Cruise have in common? Both make people think of Long Island Ice Teas, according to brand consultancy Intangible Business. 

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bp fuel

Bakers, Fieldfisher and Three Crowns among firms to win spots on BP’s niche panel

25-Jul-2014 10:50 am | By Natalie Stanton

BP has appointed nine firms to its specialist legal panel, including Baker & McKenzie and Hill Dickinson.

London

Mayer Brown cuts trainee intake from 2016 as it retains 55 per cent of autumn qualifiers

25-Jul-2014 10:34 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

The London office of Mayer Brown will cut its autumn trainee intake by half from September 2016.

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Layton's first hundred days

Within just a few months of taking the helm at Clifford Chance, managing partner Matthew Layton is making his presence felt. His radical slim-down of the management layer will be watched closely by other magic circle firms.

Nigel Knowles

Sir Nigel Knowles: Reshoring and the great British manufacturing renaissance

28-Jul-2014

UK reshoring is a catalyst for economic growth but a national policy is also vital

Simon Beswick

Osborne Clarke's Simon Beswick: Cue the next phase

25-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Osborne Clarke’s Simon Beswick, now in his final stint as managing partner, is hunting further international growth. Asia beckons.

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Shearman's Yukos case and the $1,065 per hour lawyers

28-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Shearman & Sterling has triumphed in a decade-long arbitration battle for Yukos shareholders against the Russian state - but at what cost?

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2013/14 financials: the results are in

21-Jul-2014

Keep up to date with all the latest figures coming in from The Lawyer UK200 with our revenue table for 2013/14.

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Retention rates: Winning the war of attrition

28-Jul-2014 | By Richard Simmons, Becky Waller-Davies

With high training costs, retaining the best newly qualifieds makes good business sense. But why are some firms considerably better at it than others?

Plebgate

Special report: E-disclosure – Trials and tribulations

28-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Jackson reforms have left litigators negotiating the line between over and under-disclosure, while some are using the confusion as a strategic device

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southampton

Moore Blatch’s PEP drops by 61 per cent as firm focuses on investment

28-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Average profit at Southampton-headquartered Moore Blatch fell sharply in 2013/14, from £344,000 in 2012/13 to £133,000.

Cat Griffiths index

Roots of recovery are not so robust

28-Jul-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Let us praise legal services.

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In-house Karen Kerrigan, Seedrs

28-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

When she found herself off work with back problems Simmons & Simmons associate Karen Kerrigan hatched a plan: she would leave the law and set up a community forum for people experiencing the same kind of pain as her.

Webb

In-house interview: Steven Webb, head of legal, Premier Farnell

21-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Service is the name of the game for Steven Webb, GC at IT distributor Premier Farnell

Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis, group GC, Abercrombie & Kent

14-Jul-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

He has a dream job at a luxury travel brand but prefers to work from his London desk – meet Michael Ellis, group general counsel at Abercrombie & Kent

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Moscow

Shearman secures record $50bn arbitration award against Russia

Shearman & Sterling has secured the largest award ever handed out by an arbitration tribunal, with the Russian Federation asked to pay out $50bn (£29.bn) in damages to shareholders of oil company Yukos.

Indonesia

TAGLaw expands network into Indonesia via Budidjaja & Associates

International network TAGLaw has expanded its Asia footprint with the addition of Indonesian firm Budidjaja & Associates.

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Special report: Germany – Crossing borders

As international work grows the DAX30 are expanding in-house legal teams, but Germany’s biggest companies remain critical to the country’s law firms 

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Slaughters goes to town in China

Firm promotes fourth partner so far this year in Hong Kong; now the focus is to diversify its offering

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