When on December 31, 2008, the last day of its financial year, the newly merged Dewey & LeBoeuf realised that it needed $50m to avoid breaching its bank loan covenant, it allegedly came up with a master plan to inflate its profitability by cooking the books.
Paul Hughes of Cranfield School of Management underlines how in-house lawyers can add value.
It is the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on Wednesday which makes this a big week for big numbers.
The Swiss verein’s ability to function as distinct businesses while reaping the benefits of a global firm is running into problems.
A weak rule of law may make the UK less attractive to international investors.
After years of chasing its rivals, Allen & Overy (A&O) has displaced Linklaters as – for the time being – as the second-largest magic circle firm.
Widespread generous pay hikes for NQs, but US firms focus on rewarding trainees.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has joined the small but growing number of firms appointing legal project managers to take control of client work and fee allocation.
Gateley bigshots see personal wealth soar on flotation, but face penalties for early exit .
From 15 June the streets of Central London will be graced by a number of Business Leadership-branded taxis aimed at raising the profile of the September event.