The leadership interview
Bird & Bird CEO David Kerr has overseen a period of significant growth at the former IP boutique, and more is on the horizon.
For incoming Pinsent Masons senior partner Richard Foley there is a clear distinction between the role he will assume on 1 October and the one that whoever replaces managing partner David Ryan by next year will fulfil.
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…
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.
Behind the Law
The much anticipated tie-up between Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Bingham McCutcheon’s London office closes only one chapter of speculation over the fate of the US firm.
Size is rarely everything, but often it can help.
Last week Ropes & Gray chief Mike Goetz said UK firms needed to be worried about their private equity finance “vulnerability”. Now the magic circle is hitting back.
Panel reviews 2014: The chosen ones download
Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all
Italian M&A activity has hit a rough patch, forcing law firms to look for alternative sources of revenue