Goodwin Procter's Evans: "Germany was the right next step"

20-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Having spearheaded Goodwin Procter’s London launch four years ago, City chair David Evans is keen to recreate the firm’s success over in Germany.


Browne Jacobson's Iain Blatherwick: Our lawyers are part of something exciting

13-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

The management team at Browne Jacobson has overseen a period of strong growth over the last few years, which culminated in the firm making it into the top 50 firms in The Lawyer UK 200 2015.

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Bevan Brittan MP Weir: "Next stop: Manchester and £80m revenues"

6-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Bevan Brittan’s Leeds office opening in September hailed a return to growth and stability for the public sector-focused firm, which has posted static financials over the last five years.

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Jun He founder: “We are exploring our way through the mist”

30-Oct-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Slaughter and May Chinese best friend Jun He is undergoing a profound transformation, as its founder and managing partner Xiao Wei leads a major reform on the remuneration structure of this 26-year old partnership.


Debevoise UK heads: "We don’t do easy, we’re not a conveyor belt"

23-Oct-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

When Debevoise & Plimpton hired UK attorney general Peter Goldsmith QC in 2007 as its European head of litigation, some in the market raised eyebrows at the move. Eight years on Goldsmith, now in charge of Debevoise’s London office, says the firm is thriving.

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Three Crowns' founding partners: "We're suffering from an embarrassment of riches"

16-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Three Crowns’ launch in 2014 marked one of the biggest litigation shakeups in the market that year.

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Charles Russell Speechlys one year on: "We're ready to start recruiting"

9-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

“Mergers don’t work unless people work hard,” says Charles Russell Speechlys (CRS) managing partner James Carter on the combined firm’s first anniversary. 

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Olswang CEO Stevens breaks silence to insist: "we're in really good shape"

2-Oct-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang’s future was uncertain following a series of seismic management and strategy changes. Now CEO Paul Stevens talks to The Lawyer exclusively about international plans, his new team and why a merger is not on the cards.

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Clifford Chance’s Visser warns firms: innovate or die

25-Sep-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Partners should heed the warning signs of a “seismic shift” in the market and look to the next generation of lawyers to find innovators and gain a competitive advantage, says Clifford Chance head of innovation Bas Boris Visser.

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Why LivaNova's merger was 2015's most complex life sciences deal

25-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Pfizer’s $160bn merger with Allergan may well be the largest healthcare transaction in history, but at least the in-house team didn’t have to contend with a merger, injunction attempt, simultaneous de-listing and new listing all in one year.


Goodwin Procter's Evans: "Germany was the right next step"

20-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Having spearheaded Goodwin Procter’s London launch four years ago, City chair David Evans is keen to recreate the firm’s success over in Germany.

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Cologne faces the axe as Freshfields merges Rhineland offices

19-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has announced it is planning to merge its offices in Cologne and Düsseldorf in the medium term in order to bolster its presence in Germany’s industrial heart of the Rhineland.

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Synergies of scale: the numbers behind the Irwin Mitchell-Thomas Eggar talks

13-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

It is understood that Irwin Mitchell is set to merge with Thomas Eggar in a move that could create a £252m firm with 273 partners - but while both firms share a personal injury (PI) heritage, the synergies are not immediately obvious.

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Is the Government’s infrastructure pledge as radical as it seems?

23-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Britain is heading into a long-awaited period of infrastructure development as the Government pledges funding alongside ongoing foreign investment

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India special report: Revamped and ready to go

23-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

While the dramatic split of its largest law firm has dominated the headlines, India is poised for growth and firms say they are in shape to take advantage

LMI company in the spotlight: Galliford Try

23-Nov-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Galliford Try is one of the UK’s leading housebuilding and construction groups. Who are the people shaping its strategy, who do they turn to for legal advice and what in-house capabilities does the company have? 

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The UK 200 Diversity Audit – how inclusive are you?

16-Nov-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Law firms may have been slow to recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce but a select few are now making good progress. Using UK 200 research, we reveal those at the vanguard of inclusivity and the initiatives they employ to rid their ranks of bias.

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