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Gibson Dunn and its Djibouti nightmare

27-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Recent unwanted attention on Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in light of the Djibouti falsified evidence case will do nothing for the firm’s hard-won reputation in the world of anti-corruption and combating fraud.

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Magic circle re-builds the pyramid structure

23-Mar-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

To what extent is the traditional resourcing model of law firms under fire? We track the inexorable change.

Scales of Justice

Special report: Litigation – A travesty of justice?

23-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Proponents of reforms to judicial review claim they will deter ‘frivolous’ cases but the legal profession is worried about the effect on access to justice. 

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Special report: GCs in banking – The big bank load

16-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

The pressure on in-house lawyers in the financial services sector is growing as banks face up to new challenges such as greater regulatory scrutiny.

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Special report: Poland – Warsaw packed

16-Mar-2015 | By Jonathan Ames

An influx of global firms and a rush of indie spin-offs has created an overcrowded legal market in Poland – and fees are suffering.

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US firms in London: the states of things to come

16-Mar-2015 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

Strong financial performances in London, stellar mergers and an army of major hires – the market looks good for US firms. So what do their leaders say?

DAC Beachcroft

No exemption: DAC Beachcroft and the strain of the insurance market

16-Mar-2015

Merger was all the rage in the perilous insurance sector back in 2011. Has a united DAC Beachcroft worked for the better, and what will be on the new management team’s agenda?

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Where are the women law firm leaders?

9-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Just eight women hold senior management roles in the UK’s top 50 firms despite females dominating the profession at entry level. How can that gulf be closed and what career steps will make the top more reachable? We asked today’s leaders.

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Paul Lippe

Has The Change Happened Yet?

27-Mar-2015

UK firms might lead those in the US when it comes to change, but it’s coming to everyone, like it or not.

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Invest in operations professionals

23-Mar-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Prophets of change in the legal industry seem doomed to disappointment. Over the past two decades law firms have not torn up their structures; rather, change has been cultural

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The machines are coming for your job

23-Mar-2015 | By David Halliwell

The commoditisation of artificial intelligence means many areas of the lawyer’s trade are at risk – including the ‘creative’ element.

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Court fee hike will drive increase in arbitration

20-Mar-2015

Higher fees are likely to drive litigants away from the court and into alternative means of resolving disputes.

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Budget overview: one for the voters

19-Mar-2015

Disentangling meaningful tax policy changes from the rhetoric of a pre-election Budget is a mercifully infrequent pastime, says Skadden tax counsel Alex Jupp.

Mugni Islam-Choudhury

​The Jeremy Clarkson conundrum: violence at work

18-Mar-2015

Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘fracas’ in a row over food does not necessarily point to automatic dismissal.

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Robert Lewis

China Watch: Will Dentons-Dacheng merger open door?

9-Mar-2015

Will other firms follow Dentons and Dacheng into merger? 

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DLA Piper plants flag in Canada through merger with Davis

2-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper has finally found a foothold in Canada after agreeing to merge with local firm Davis.

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Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in talks to create £75m firm

2-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Midlands firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau have announced they are in merger talks with the aim of creating a new top-50 firm with revenues of over £75m and 150 partners.

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The Lawyer’s new Southeast Asia Elite report contains the most detailed research available on the local firms that are leading the way in the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region.

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The Lawyer’s new Doing business in the Arab world report provides key insight into MENA’s legal market from those who have first-hand experience in the region, including both international and domestic law firms and in-house counsel... Read more


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Behind the Law

Battle

Gibson Dunn and its Djibouti nightmare

27-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Recent unwanted attention on Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in light of the Djibouti falsified evidence case will do nothing for the firm’s hard-won reputation in the world of anti-corruption and combating fraud.

More from Behind the Law

The Lawyer Management

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Noerr continues run of growth with 7 per cent turnover rise in 2014 to €197.2m

26-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

German firm Noerr has announced another strong year with turnover rising by 7 per cent to €197.2m (£145.2m) for 2014, up from €184.5m the previous year.

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Notebook

The Knesset: political hub and familiar stomping ground of Israeli lawyers

Israeli elections: another HFN lawyer set to hit political big time

17-Mar-2015 | By Joshua Freedman

Former senior partner at Israel’s Herzog Fox & Neeman is running to become PM in country’s elections

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The Lawyer Eats

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Hunan, London

20-Mar-2015

Nicky Richmond takes her tastebuds for a whirl to Hunan, relinquishes choice and has an excellent meal.

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