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Ukraine – Toughing it out

20-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Be strong and think fast are the rules if you want to succeed in this troubled region. The shortlisted firms for our European awards show the way.


Risk management – Secrets and clients


Banking and finance clients are in the crosshairs of the cyber criminals, and they are relying on law firms to keep their data safe.

HSBC – allegations of fraud, Switzerland

Switzerland – Shaken then spurred


Tax evasion allegations and the uncapping of the Swiss franc have kept the country in the headlines recently, but it’s all good for lawyers.

GC2B participants

Passing on the baton to the next generation of GCs


An initiative from The Lawyer and Berwin Leighton Paisner

Tony Angel, DLA Piper

Tony Angel: “The legal profession is about to go through a quite phenomenal change”

13-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Brought in to guide DLA Piper through a major strategic shake-up, Tony Angel was never going to win everyone’s favour, but what do the facts say about his legacy?

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Pensions – Don’t take pot luck

13-Apr-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

April’s pensions reforms give UK pensioners wider choice but employers face greater responsibility over schemes. Firms must be ready with the right advice.

David Patient

Referral relationships: making the link

6-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Travers’ determination to stay independent was once seen as its Achilles heel. But maybe it was ahead of its time.

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A call for a change in the law to support cyclists


The Green Party has called for legislation aimed at protecting pedestrians and cyclists. Is now the right time?

Matt Byrne

Learn from Gibson Dunn: get your crisis control plan in place

20-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

When Gibson Dunn & Crutcher reported itself to the SRA last month it was sending a clear message: we’re acting decisively, quickly and we’re on top of this nightmare.

Ashley Crossley opinion index

Resident non-domicile tax status under scrutiny


Labour’s non-dom plans could damage the UK’s status as a great place to move to and do business.

Matt Byrne

Onwards and upwards for DLA Piper?

13-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Nearly four years after DLA Piper hired Tony Angel, the former Linklaters managing partner is calling it quits.

Allen Maurice index

Diversity and global unity gives London and law firms the lead

13-Apr-2015 | By Maurice Allen

Britain punches above its weight thanks to its cosmopolitan outlook, and law firms head the trend. But equality closer to home remains our flaw.

Janvi Patel

Women law firm leaders: The PR; the vision; the reality


Gender diversity data suggests it’s time to change the value system.

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DWF announces May takeover of £2.5m insurance practice Watmores

23-Apr-2015 | By Richard Simmons

DWF is to merge with the niche insurance firm Watmores in May.


Dentons-McKenna Long tie-up: why it took 18 months to seal the deal

10-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Dentons is basking in the victory of finally sealing the deal with McKenna Long & Aldridge yesterday following failed merger negotiations with the firm two years ago. But was it worth the wait?


Dentons continues expansion with McKenna Long merger

9-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Dentons and US firm McKenna Long & Aldridge have confirmed plans to merge this year, 18 months after previous negotiations between the firms fell through.

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The Lawyer’s new Africa Elite 2015 report contains the most detailed research available on the local firms that are leading the way in Africa.... Read more


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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Behind the Law

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Bakers’ Milton Cheng on why FenXun JV is just the beginning

21-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie China, Vietnam and Korea office managing partner Milton Cheng believes the change in law has sparked interest in PRC law from other international firms.

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Serjeants' Inn announces bumper 28 per cent income growth for 2014/15

15-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Public, police and medical negligence set Serjeants’ Inn Chambers has reported growth in fee income of 27.5 per cent for the 2014/15 financial year ending 31 March on the back of a management overhaul.

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Legal stars shape content of new event

20-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

High-profile board to guide content of law firm leadership summit 

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The Lawyer Eats


Trinity, Clapham


It’s the unfairness of it that rankles. And it’s not like I haven’t dragged myself across the river to Clapham twice already in the last six months. It doesn’t seem entirely right that the good burghers of Clapham have not one, but three restaurants I’d be happy to eat at any day of the week.

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