John Cleland

Pinsents' John Cleland: "there's a new person in charge"

1-May-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Following a contested election that pitted ultimate victor John Cleland against property head Adrian Barlow and client operations head Richard Masters, Pinsent Masons’ new managing partner stepped into the role today.

Jay Sadanandan

Latham's Sadanandan: London is a bright spot for us

24-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Latham & Watkins has a new London managing partner in Jay Sadanandan, but like the song, the strategic direction remains the same.


Egorov Puginsky's Dimitry Afanasiev: making our countries better and stronger video

17-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

This year’s European Managing Partner of the Year, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ chairman Dimitry Afanasiev, opens up about the challenges affecting Russia and Ukraine.


Baker & McKenzie Asia head Hambrett: be global, travel more

10-Apr-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

The head of Baker & McKenzie’s Asia Pacific practice is very clear on what it was that gave him the skills necessary to fulfil his current role: a spell in-house at telecoms company Optus (now Singtel Optus).

cape of good hope, south africa

Webber Wentzel's Sally Hutton: We want to be the dominant South African law firm

27-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The Lawyer’s Africa Elite report is published on Monday (30 March). Ahead of that the first-ever managing partner of Webber Wentzel, one of South Africa’s oldest and largest firms, unveils her plans for the future.


Quinn Emanuel's Sue Prevezer QC: driven, dedicated, focused

20-Mar-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan bounced back in London last year guided by co-managing partners Sue Prevezer QC and Richard East. 


Axiom's West on traditional firms: "There's an expectations mis-match"

13-Mar-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Axiom seems to be on a roll, with UK turnover hitting £30m. But will it be enough?

City Gherkin

45 years and counting: Will Fried Frank's City bet finally pay off?

6-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

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

27-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

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.

Behind the Law


PEP standoff: Why Dentons is back on the war path over profit disclosure policy

1-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Dentons has reignited the debate on profit disclosures with new claims that its net profit and profit per equity partner figures for 2014 have been reported erroneously.

Inns of Court bar barrister

Why the BSB’s Professional Statement matters for aspiring barristers

28-Apr-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) recently said that its professional statement could be the key to unlocking the bar for many people who are currently unable to access the profession.

beijing china

Bakers’ Milton Cheng on why FenXun JV is just the beginning

21-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie China, Vietnam and Korea office managing partner Milton Cheng believes the change in law has sparked interest in PRC law from other international firms.


Freshfields senior partner race: Braham, Fabritius, Stroud emerge as frontrunners

14-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Nominations for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s next senior partner are expected to close this month with sources close to the firm already touting three clear frontrunners to take over from incumbent Will Lawes when he steps down in October.

More from Behind the Law

Market Analysis

Global Arbitration index

How firms are getting to grips with the surge in global arbitration

5-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

How law firms can adapt to the expanding international arbitration market.


Star legal writers on

5-May-2015 | By Richard Simmons

To ensure readers don’t miss key information, we are printing excerpts of the most-read briefings and writers by sector. This week it’s the stars in litigation

Offshore index

How offshore firms are tackling the tide of consolidation, internationalisation and global unrest


Internationalisation remains a watchword for offshore as firms expand their offering to meet client demand. 

Construction index

Construction: new rules, election promises and growing project completion problems


The impact of ‘principal designer’ rules, parties dig out the housing pledge game, and more projects are underperforming.

More from Market Analysis