The leadership interview
Fried Frank launched in London in 1970. But the hire of Kirkland & Ellis UK head Graham White is a more recent statement of intent. Here’s why.
"It takes time to convince people to leave their comfort zone": Jim Learner talks Kirkland's big name hires
When Kirkland & Ellis’ London head Graham White quit the firm last October to join Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, there were a few names in the frame to succeed him.
Paul Hastings might not have yet really jumped on the recruitment carousel which its US rivals are riding in the UK, but its London chair Ronan O’Sullivan thinks the firm is well-placed in the market.
It’s been a difficult few years for Shepherd & Wedderburn, what with turnover stagnating and the ‘Scottish big four’ group it formed a nominal part of disintegrating when Dundas & Wilson and McGrigors were taken out by merger.
The merger between Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman Palmer is less than a month old, but chair Jerry Clements’ term at the top has already stood the test of time.
With a new three-year strategy in the offing and several recently launched projects still bedding in, 2015 has the potential to set a new benchmark at Simmons & Simmons.
After the announcement of the merger between Dentons and Chinese firm Dacheng, the two firms’ management speak about the opportunities for the future - and why they believe the tie-up is ground-breaking.
It has been just over a year since James Burns took over as senior partner at Clyde & Co, succeeding Michael Payton who stood down to become chairman after 28 years at the helm.
After months of talks, Morgan Lewis hired 226 partners from Bingham McCutchen late last year. Now chair Jami McKeon opens up about the negotiations and her plans for the future.
Behind the Law
So Berwin Leighton Paisner has been caught massaging its retention stats. Is it really such a big deal?
Richard Susskind revealed his view of the future at the Global Law Summit this week. For many, it’s not pretty.
Boris Johnson put London and the rule of law squarely at the heart of the world’s legal market yesterday in his keynote speech at the Global Law Summit.
There were an eclectic bunch of hot topics on the agenda on the closing day of the Global Law Summit, ranging from human rights to bribery and shareholder activism.
Despite a growing momentum in favour of alternative and ‘agile’ working models, many firms are still struggling to find a way to fit their working practices around reducing their property costs.
Clients are getting more demanding about how their legal advisers manage data, meaning that law firms are having to give serious consideration to data security.
UK competition lawyers have a new regulator and new rules to follow when handling mergers. Is it ‘business as usual’ as the old OFT and CC promised?
The big five remain and Jersey still dominates, but the arrival of Viberts makes waves in BVI.