eurologo

European firms report record turnover as Continent bounces back

25-May-2015 0:03 am

Revenue and profits were up across much of the Continent last year as the European 100 gained a new top-ranked firm, France’s Fidal.

Court

Bernie Ecclestone drafts in HSF and five-silk team on £1bn HMRC bill judicial review

25-May-2015 0:02 am | By Tabby Kinder

Herbert Smith Freehills has applied for permission to seek judicial review against HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for its client Bernie Ecclestone over his £1bn tax bill.

Mental health mind

The Lawyer partners with Mind to launch employee wellness report

22-May-2015 9:37 am | By Richard Simmons

The Lawyer and Lawyer 2B have teamed up with sister publication Employee Benefits and mental health charity Mind to produce an in-depth report into how law firms incentivise and engage staff through their remuneration and benefits strategies.

Devitt

EY plans Manchester growth around former Addleshaws managing partner

22-May-2015 1:02 pm | By Jonathon Manning

EY has announced the appointment of two partners from Addleshaw Goddard, including former managing partner Paul Devitt, in a bid to develop a Manchester legal services offering.

Shell energy

Exclusive: Shell hires pricing analyst to manage fees ahead of panel review

22-May-2015 0:04 am | By Tabby Kinder

Royal Dutch Shell has appointed a global sourcing officer from Reed Smith to manage its pricing arrangements with external counsel in a bid to reign in costs and ensure greater value from panel firms.

birmingham

Shakespeares and SGH Martineau confirm June merger

22-May-2015 11:23 am | By Jonathon Manning

Midlands firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau have confirmed they will complete their merger on 15 June, less than three months after the two announced they were in talks.

Linklaters

Linklaters' NQ pay falls behind Slaughter and May's

22-May-2015 9:00 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Linklaters has released its pay bands for junior lawyers during 2015/16, leaving newly-qualified (NQ) pay lagging slightly behind their peers at Hogan Lovells and Slaughter and May.

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London

Greenberg Traurig CEO: "Our days of London growth aren't over"

22-May-2015 0:02 am | By Jonathon Manning

Some six years after launching in London, Greenberg Traurig’s CEO Richard Rosenbaum is convinced that the City is the key to making the firm the world’s top legal real estate brand.

oil barrel energy

First 'crowdfunded justice' project launches with BP torture allegation case

22-May-2015 0:01 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

A website which crowdfunds social justice cases has launched its first case, which sees a prominent Colombian trade unionist allege that BP employed paramilitaries to kidnap and torture him.

pills drugs pharmaceutical pharmaceuticals pharma medicine

Pharmaceutical consolidation: trio of US firms win roles on CVS acquisition of Omnicare

21-May-2015 4:31 pm | By Rachel Moloney

Dechert, Sullivan & Cromwell and White & Case have all taken roles in the $12.7bn pharmaceutical deal between US pharmacy chains CVS Health and Omnicare. 

frankfurt germany

Reed Smith celebrates 10 years in Germany with Frankfurt launch

21-May-2015 1:38 pm | By Joanne Harris

Reed Smith has picked up a team of seven partners from rival international firms to launch in Frankfurt, its second office in Germany.

Manchester

Freshfields drafts in Aviva MD to launch Manchester office alongside corporate partner Stephenson

21-May-2015 1:16 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed corporate partner Gareth Stephenson as head of its Manchester legal services operation, due to launch this summer.

Barclays

CC and SullCrom advise on Barclays record $2.3bn penalty fine over forex rigging

21-May-2015 11:31 am | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance and Sullivan & Cromwell have taken lead roles on advising Barclays in relation to its $2.3bn (£1.4bn) foreign exchange manipulation penalty fine – the largest fine of the six global banks to settle with global financial regulators on Wednesday (20 May).

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Editor's Picks

Catrin Griffiths

Floating your boat

Everyone thought Irwin Mitchell would be doing it soon, but it looks as if Gateley will beat the national firm to the punch. Gateley is actively preparing an IPO. It’s notable not least because Gateley – unlike Irwin Mitchell and Slater & Gordon, the Aussie-listed company that took over RJW three years ago – is not a personal injury outfit. Will Gateley genuinely be the pathfinder for commercial law firms?

Tony Williams

You say tomato: the problem with lateral hiring across the pond

18-May-2015 | By Tony Williams

Lateral hiring has shed its former stigma and gained popularity, but mistakes are inevitable – particularly when firms from both the US and UK are involved.

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Hot 100 alumni

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Hot 100 alumni: Philip Bowden, Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy’s Philip Bowden was featured in the The Lawyer Hot 100 in 2012 for his role in a deal said to be influential in terms of mezzanine lenders and their entitlement to contractual value protection.

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London

Greenberg Traurig CEO: "Our days of London growth aren't over"

22-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Some six years after launching in London, Greenberg Traurig’s CEO Richard Rosenbaum is convinced that the City is the key to making the firm the world’s top legal real estate brand.

Linklaters

Linklaters breaks Slaughters' stranglehold on Unilever relationship with principal adviser role

21-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Linklaters’ ambition to be part of the “global elite” has taken a significant step in the right direction as the firm succeeded in winning the role of principal adviser to Unilever from Slaughter and May.

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The Lawyer Eats

food

The Wild Rabbit, Kingham

“Can I have some of the vegetable curry”, said the man next to me at the Farmers’ Market. The voice sounded familiar. “Oh and some of the rice too, please”. I looked sideways. It was David Cameron.

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eurologo

European firms report record turnover as Continent bounces back

25-May-2015

Revenue and profits were up across much of the Continent last year as the European 100 gained a new top-ranked firm, France’s Fidal.

Sadanandan

International Top 30 Firms in London 2015: the executive summary

18-May-2015

This year’s International Top 30 reveals a market in excellent health. As this executive summary of the report shows, taking just revenues alone, these firms’ finances have gone through the roof.

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Dentons

Dentons posts UKMEA PEP rise of 23 per cent to £502,000

20-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons is reporting a rise in both revenue and profit for its UK, Middle East and Africa (UKMEA) operations for the 2014/15 financial year, with average profit per equity partner (PEP) up 23 per cent to £502,000.

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money

BLP reports 22 per cent PEP rise with turnover up 6 per cent to £259m

19-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (BLP) turnover increased by 6 per cent to £259m for the 2014/15 financial year, with average profit per equity partner (PEP) rebounding to £659,000.

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In-house interview: Chris Newby, AIG

18-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

He’s been AIG EMEA general counsel for only three years, but Chris Newby’s already overseen one sponsorship deal, two rebrands and three panel reviews.

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In-house interview: Nick Maltby, Genomics England

11-May-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Genomics England relies on its GC to build the support systems so it can revolutionise patient care

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Eon UK head of legal Kirinjeet Kalsi

5-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Eon’s head of legal Kirinjeet Kalsi is taking energy watch investigations in her stride

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London

Greenberg Traurig CEO: "Our days of London growth aren't over"

Some six years after launching in London, Greenberg Traurig’s CEO Richard Rosenbaum is convinced that the City is the key to making the firm the world’s top legal real estate brand.

frankfurt germany

Reed Smith celebrates 10 years in Germany with Frankfurt launch

Reed Smith has picked up a team of seven partners from rival international firms to launch in Frankfurt, its second office in Germany.

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eurologo

European firms report record turnover as Continent bounces back

Revenue and profits were up across much of the Continent last year as the European 100 gained a new top-ranked firm, France’s Fidal.

Sadanandan

International Top 30 Firms in London 2015: the executive summary

This year’s International Top 30 reveals a market in excellent health. As this executive summary of the report shows, taking just revenues alone, these firms’ finances have gone through the roof.

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Top 10 stories: 15-21 May

22-May-2015

International firms in London, the magic circle and big litigation were the key themes in last week’s top 10 stories on TheLawyer.com.

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