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I'm a managing partner… get me out of here

17-Nov-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Lonely, a career cul-de-sac, the figurative punch bag, master and yet servant – just some of the ways the managing partner role can be hell. Still interested in doing it? Read on


Offshore special: Singapore focus

17-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore players have high hopes of Singapore but for now the work is limited, so increased competition could stymie firms’ growth 

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Offshore: deals and cases Q3 2014


Several billion-dollar deals and a number of landmark cases characterised workflows for offshore firms in the third quarter of 2014

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Demystifying e-discovery: the art of the possible


Given the growth in the amount of data businesses create and store, it’s a good point in time to determine how companies and law firms are working with eDiscovery and computer forensics.


Ashurst and SJ Berwin: who struck the better corporate deal?

10-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ashurst and SJ Berwin both chased Asia mergers. But did they really benefit their corporate practices? 

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Special report: European firms in London – Why London is still Lawyertown

10-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

With ever-more European firms opening in London, could the market be heading towards saturation?


Special report: Kazakhstan – a safe haven in the CIS

10-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Far from being hindered by the sanctions on Russia, Kazakhstan is benefiting

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Ben Douglas-Jones

Conspiring to redefine conspiracy to defraud


Company directors who design and pursue a lawful transaction designed to remove from the company hefty future obligations do not conspire to defraud those who might be financially affected by their doing so.

Dominic Crossley

Plebgate: a libel battle royal in the RCJ


Desmond Browne QC, James Price QC and Gavin Millar QC, royalty of the libel bar, are going head to head in what is certainly the libel trial of the year.

Matt Byrne

Who'd be a law firm leader?

17-Nov-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Your partners hate you, your clients are deserting you - welcome to the world of the managing partner.


Peter Kalis: Managing partners don’t get no respect


Pompous, paranoid, deluded – just three of the things managing partners definitely are not.

Robert Kay

Has Excalibur put the sword to third-party funding?


Last month’s Excalibur ruling could have far-reaching implications for third-party funders.

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SJ Berwin: a promising afterlife?

10-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

For both SJ Berwin and Ashurst the lure of an Asia deal was irresistible.

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Eversheds partners vote to pursue US merger

20-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds partners have voted overwhelmingly in favour of pursuing a US merger, with 90 per cent getting behind the plan.


Addleshaws advising Morgan Lewis as raided Bingham set to fold

19-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Addleshaw Goddard is understood to be advising Morgan Lewis & Bockius on its hire of 227 Bingham McCutchen partners, with the latter opting to dissolve rather than seek another buyer.


Morgan Lewis votes to admit 227 Bingham partners in mass lateral hire

17-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has “voted to admit” 227 Bingham McCutchen partners in a move that will see Morgan Lewis grow to almost 2,000 lawyers in 28 offices.

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Behind the Law

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Eversheds ups its game with US merger ambitions

20-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds has the US in its sights, with chief executive Bryan Hughes confirming the firm is targeting a merger.

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Fieldfisher reports 9 per cent revenue rise at half year as it eyes Dutch launch

21-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Fieldfisher has recorded a revenue of £54.3m for the first six months of the 2014/15 financial year.

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The long, hard road to Morocco

10-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A diverse range of law firms are now battling for work in the former French bastion

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Nicky Richmond finds the food elegantly spiced but the prices too eye-watering at the Michelin-starred Benares

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