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Dentons' leaders on merger mania: "We want to have our arms around the globe"

3-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

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.

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Baker Botts' new man in London talks expansion

26-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

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.

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Watson Farley & Williams' Lowe and Wegener: "The firm deserved more management"

19-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

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.

David Kerr, Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird's Kerr on growth, change and how the firm has "learned its lesson" in Germany

12-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

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.

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Linklaters' Simon Davies: "We're already the global elite"

5-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

Ray Berg

Osborne Clarke's Berg: "It's all about continuity"

29-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

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. 

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Greenberg Traurig CEO: "Our days of London growth aren't over"

22-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Some six years after launching in London, Greenberg Traurig’s CEO Richard Rosenbaum is convinced that the City is the key to making the firm the world’s top legal real estate brand.

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Freshfields chief Aitman: 'Manchester is a priority'

15-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

It’s all change at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer this year as the firm gears up to open its second UK office in Manchester and managing partner David Aitman prepares to step down at the end of his brief term at the helm.

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A&L Goodbody's Julian Yarr: betting on the future video

8-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

A&L Goodbody was the first Irish firm to win The Lawyer’s European Law Firm of the Year award. Managing partner Julian Yarr reveals how the firm’s attitude to innovation has led it to success.

Behind the Law

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Belfast boom blazing trail for new legal market careers

2-Jul-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Over the last few weeks the attraction of Belfast as a hub for legal services has been underlined in bold.

Ed Braham

Incoming Freshfields' management talk lockstep, innovation and collaboration

1-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s new managing and senior partner have said the next five years will be “crucial” for the firm to capitalise on new opportunities and international clients and increase efficiency and innovation.

Richard Punt

Peerpoint eyes overseas sites, with further Europe and Asia expansion topping the agenda

30-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy (A&O) contract lawyer service Peerpoint is continuing to focus on international expansion, with sites in Asia and Europe thought to be in the pipeline.

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Cash: saviour of the universe

29-Jun-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Widespread generous pay hikes for NQs, but US firms focus on rewarding trainees.

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Asia-Pacific 150: local firms' expansion accelerates as China dominates

29-Jun-2015

International firms have generally positioned themselves well for Asia-Pacific’s rise – teething troubles aside. But it is the locals, particularly in China, who show the biggest appetite for its business, growing faster and wider than the globals.

Business Leadership

Business Leadership Guide: meet the pace-setters

22-Jun-2015

Clear trends have emerged from this year’s Business Leadership survey. In-house legal teams confirm they are under increasing pressure to deliver more for less but the drive to embrace innovation remains elusive.

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Business Leadership Guide 2015 peer panel: the risk business

22-Jun-2015

Our specialist panel discusses the key issues in risk management, including how it can be used by firms to gain a competitive edge, and the biggest risk-related challenges currently facing firms and clients

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