The leadership interview
Taylor Wessing managing partner Tim Eyles was recently elected for a third term at the helm of the firm. His next step? International expansion.
Canadian firm Gowlings has been increasing its global presence under CEO Scott Jolliffe for some time but truly becoming an international firm has proved difficult.
It’s been the best part of a year since Mishcon de Reya managing partner Kevin Gold introduced agile working and “unlimited holidays” for all partners, but the famously outspoken head is not finished revolutionising the private client and litigation legal market just yet.
This week the Dentons and McKenna Long & Aldridge merger officially completed, cementing Dentons’ standing as the biggest law firm in the world. CEO Elliott Portnoy and chairman Joe Andrew tell The Lawyer about future merger plans and why their strategy will cement Dentons’ future in the legal world.
Baker Botts announced its highest global revenue ever – $653m – in 2014. Here’s how new London head Mark Rowley plans to ensure the office contributes to another record year in 2015.
When Michael Greville stepped down as managing partner of Watson Farley & Williams (WFW), his position was filled by not one, but two, former office heads.
Bird & Bird is yet to release its 2014/15 financial results - but CEO David Kerr says the figures will show a “widespread increase” in revenue across all of the firm’s offices, mirroring the firm’s 2013/14 performance.
Last year, almost half (45 per cent) of Linklaters’ £1.25bn revenue was generated out of its Silk Street offices in London. It’s a relatively high percentage for a managing partner who can perhaps best sum up his almost eight years at the helm in one word: globalisation.
At the beginning of this year, Osborne Clarke welcomed in a new UK managing partner after Simon Beswick stepped down after a 12-year run. Now entering his sixth month in the role, Ray Berg explains how he intends to continue Beswick’s legacy.
Behind the Law
A number of major law firms, including Pinsent Masons and Stephenson Harwood, are exploring their options in Iran in the wake of the recent deal ending sanctions against the country.
With moves between US firms rocketing in the first half of 2015, The Lawyer’s Top 30 International Firms in London report reveals the most coveted firms to join and those losing out in the war for talent in London.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has made waves in Manchester by offering the city’s paralegals turbocharged salaries to switch allegiances.
4 Stone Buildings’ Jonathan Crow QC has been instructed by the Attorney General’s Office as an amicus curiae to assist the Supreme Court in the next stage of the long-running battle between JSC BTA Bank and its former chairman Mukhtar Ablyazov.
When Wragges and Gowlings merge next year numerous options will open up for the Anglo-Canadian firm to build on – and develop beyond – its IP and natural resources roots.
Germany’s crowded and fiercely competitive market has sparked a flurry of comings and goings by international firms.
Local firms in Germany are working in an increasingly competitve market with good dealflow.
Better vendor support is high on the wish list of our e-disclosure panellists, while predictive coding has yet to gain the trust of UK clients and lawyers