The leadership interview
Minter Ellison’s newly installed chief executive Tony Harrington is clear on how the Australian firm can succeed: it has to turn words into action. And he means three words in particular.
“It’s been a good year at the office,” says Mills & Reeve managing partner Guy Hinchley.
Clifford Chance’s new managing partner and corporate head are turning around the firm’s conservative reputation by taking an axe to the leadership team and getting tough on partners’ remits.
Senior partner Jennie Gubbins is concerned the market is still not getting Trowers & Hamlins.
The down-to-earth approach of Addleshaw Goddard’s new managing partner John Joyce may be just what his firm needs.
Behind the Law
Pinsent Masons, Carey Olsen and Memery Crystal. When it comes to Adviser Rankings’ listing of which law firms are advising which Aim clients, it can sometimes feel a little like groundhog day.
Ropes & Gray’s hire of Travers Smith private equity star Phil Sanderson is quite a coup for the US firm.
Four years ago, in July 2010, Simpson Thacher lost an up-and-coming high yield counsel to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, having passed him by for partnership.
We gave managing partners an imaginary wrecking ball, permission to set aside the past and a wishlist of constituent parts and asked them to build from the ground up a law firm fit for 21st century demands. Here’s the result…
Networks are becoming more enterprising and bold in their pursuit of key in-house counsel – the ‘white whales’. Should indies take the plunge with them?