Ashurst

Special report: Funds – Social climbers

4-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes

Cayman

Special report: Offshore - The Cayman Islands

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position? 

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Offshore: Deals and cases Q2 2014

21-Jul-2014

The latest offshore deals comprise a few firsts, including a groundbreaking hybrid mutual in Bermuda and the largest ever catastrophe bond issuance

Ashurst

Special report: Funds – Social climbers

4-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes

Cayman

Special report: Offshore - The Cayman Islands

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position? 

Ireland

Ireland: Coming back strong

23-Jun-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Property prices are rising again and this time Ireland’s lawyers are confident it is no bubble, while talk of an early wind-up for Nama hints at austerity’s end

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Special report: Employment – Winning the peace

19-May-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Employment lawyers are shifting their focus to non-contentious areas as the coalition promotes conciliation

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Italy: Via Dolorosa

3-Feb-2014 | By Burhan Khadbai

Employment and political reforms, and a programme of privatisation could ease Italy’s and its legal market’s way through these punishing times

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The Lawyer Awards employment special report: Working models

28-May-2013 | By Joanne Harris

This year’s Lawyer Awards employment entries show just how wide-ranging this sector is

Cayman

Special report: Offshore - The Cayman Islands

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position? 

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The Lawyer Awards 2014 Shortlist: Finance Team of the Year

9-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

A flair for innovation sets apart the banking and finance teams on this year’s shortlist for top honours at The Lawyer Awards 

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High anxiety: how the new financial regulatory regime will affect lawyers

15-Apr-2013 | By Jonathan Ames

Nerves are mounting over the ‘twin peaks’ financial regulation regime which could see accountants grabbing top-end advice work

Jocelyn Cockburn

Adversity challenger

17 September 2012 | By Sam Chadderton

Nobody fights harder in tough civil action cases than Jocelyn Cockburn, a trait that saw her crowned The Lawyer’s Partner of the Year 2012

Lorrainne Brennan, Guglielmo Verdirame

Global exchange - in association with The Open University

16 July 2012

The growing importance of public international law and global human rights practices were examined at The Lawyer’s latest roundtable discussion

Land craft

6-Sep-2004

Jean Bursle and Matthew Edwards report on how the Australian property market and the recognition of native title have found some middle ground

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The Lawyer Awards 2014 Shortlist: Private Wealth Team of the Year

2-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

In our first in-depth look at our awards shortlisters, the private wealth contenders show how they have shined in the face of globalisation and tougher legislation

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Speechly picks on someone its own size

28-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

After the Withers fiasco, Speechly targets a more realistic link with Charles Russell 

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Private client teams: Rich tapestry

3-Jun-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Wealth management work is booming as individuals and families from around the world seek UK legal advice on structuring their affairs

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Regional bar: Commerce raiders

10-Feb-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The regions might stand shoulder-to-shoulder with London on criminal justice issues but there is everything to fight for when it comes to commercial work

Law Society

Tottering Law Society sends tremors industry-wide

11-Nov-2013 | By Jonathan Ames

If criminal law practitioners, incensed by the Law Society’s pliancy to legal aid cuts, pass a motion of no confidence, they will open the way for more regulatory change

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Barclays ready for battle over Dewey debts

5-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

It is now two years since the collapse of mammoth firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. But the next chapter in the story of its dramatic spiral into crisis is about to emerge in lurid technicolour following a High Court trial last week.

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Insolvency: Go for broke

20-Jan-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Restructuring firms anticipate a boom when UK interest rates get jacked up and from mandates coming from Asia

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Insolvency: The rescuers

1-Jul-2013 | By Joanne Harris

The Lawyer’s Restructuring Team of the Year shortlisted firms pulled a diverse range of companies – and even a country – back from the brink last year

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Pooling talent

11-Jun-2012 | Updated: 11-Jun-2012 | By James Swift, Joanne Harris, Sam Chadderton

The biggest event on earth needs the biggest and best legal support. Meet the lawyers taking on the Olympian task

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Review of the year: month by month

16-Dec-2013

The year will be remembered for redundancies and consolidation, as firms looked to cut costs and reduce overheads. 

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Lacking Middle Eastern promise

17-Jun-2013 | By Joshua Freedman

A tough Middle East market means setting up an outpost there requires an alternative approach

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Bingham develops its City link video

10-Jun-2013 | By Matt Byrne

As the US firm turns 40 in London, its strategy of expanding slowly is paying off

Rahman

Culture vs risk: How to run a law firm in challenging times

23-Jun-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

It’s a critical balance in the push for innovation and durability. In the run-up to our Awards, Law Firm of the Year contenders tell us their secrets of success

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Evolution: our Law Firm of the Year winners reflect the changing times

23-Jun-2014

How The Lawyer Awards judges have recognised the delicate and intricate interplay between culture and innovation as the profession has developed 

China

Is Linklaters ready for a China alliance?

23-Jun-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Is Linklaters on the hunt for an alliance in China? Sources suggest the magic circle firm has been touting the market for a deal, but it's by no means done. Reporter Kate Beioley discusses the opportunities that lie ahead

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All for one

21-Apr-2014 | By Katy Dowell

Supreme Court president Lord Neuberger’s focus on collegiate working is resulting in fewer dissenting opinions on the bench

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In for the count

15-Apr-2013 | By Jonathan Ames

Forensic accounting is now big business and a major part of litigation. Could this lead to merged legal and accountancy firms?

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Supreme Commands

18-Feb-2013 | By Katy Dowell

Our selection of some of the most significant civil cases to be heard in the Supreme Court this year shows the importance of the issues at stake

Ashurst

Special report: Funds – Social climbers

4-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes

Ireland

Ireland: Coming back strong

23-Jun-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Property prices are rising again and this time Ireland’s lawyers are confident it is no bubble, while talk of an early wind-up for Nama hints at austerity’s end

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Happy ever after? Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn get hitched

16-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn have finally decided that three’s a crowd and, after months of flirting with Boyes Turner, gone ahead with a traditional two-way merger.

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Patent by numbers

7-Jan-2013 | By Sam Chadderton

A single patent court system for Europe and the high-profile ‘phone wars’ are putting IP at the heart of clients’ business strategies

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Paper clipped

12-Mar-2012

New EU rules and lawyers’ increased comfort with digital formats are sparking a sea-change in the way law firms manage their documents

Chris Johnstone

Faulty powers

2 January 2012

Fighting online piracy has been a hot issue for several years. Do we need a new Copyright Act? Four leading in-house lawyers have their say

money

How to grow PEP by 46 per cent: a lesson from Osborne Clarke

9-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

The firm’s revenue is up 26 per cent and profit per equity partner up 46 per cent, but just what is the secret behind the massive growth at Osborne Clarke?

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In harmony – the Universal Music/ KWMSJB relationship

26-May-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

How music giant Universal and its external legal adviser maintain a harmonious and enduring working relationship 

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Summer Round-up: Deals, booted

16-Sep-2013 | By Kate Beioley

Footie and telecoms dominate our regular round-up of recent M&A activity, as the threat of rising interest rates kick-started activity among organisations.

world gold

The Lawyer Awards 2014 Shortlist: Private Wealth Team of the Year

2-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

In our first in-depth look at our awards shortlisters, the private wealth contenders show how they have shined in the face of globalisation and tougher legislation

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Ireland: The American connection

20-Jan-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Inward investment to Ireland is rising, just the tonic for its law firms

Auditors

Auditors under the spotlight

25-Nov-2013 | By Matt Byrne

With the recent demise of Manches, we examine the auditors and the complex task of determining a firm’s health

Turkey Briefing Live: Plane speaking

21-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The IMF has slashed its 2014 growth forecast for Turkey from 3.5 to 2.3 per cent. Investors are now hoping the aviation and energy markets will provide some comfort

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Offshore: Aviation finance - Runway success

6-Nov-2011

Aircraft financing is taking off again. David Cooke and Jason Piney say Bermuda is well placed for a resurgence

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Offshore: Aviation - Jet set, go

6-Nov-2011

Steven Quayle and Mike Pinson explain the benefits the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry has for aircraft owners

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Joined-up thinking

29-Oct-2012 | By Joanne Harris

As the scrutiny and enforcement system is streamlined, antitrust regulation is at the top of many companies’ agendasSponsored by Hobs Legal Docs

Deirdre Trapp

Freshfields’ competition team still sets the pace in spite of market shift

12 April 2010

Magic circle firm’s ACT dept refuses to play second fiddle to corporate. By Gavriel Hollander

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Brussels flexes its muscles and stalls draft directive on competition law

12 October 2009

US-style class actions have been avoided… for the time being, says Kit Chellel

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The bar 2020: Divide and rule

4-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Jackson, legal aid cuts and pressure on fees have put the bar on course for a fractured future where commercial stars race ahead and others hit a dead end

Toronto

Special report: Canada – The long trail

4-Aug-2014 | By Lucy Burton

A&O is the first magic circle firm to tiptoe into Canada but despite the strong economy, there is good reason why local players are not expecting a stampede 

Ashurst

Special report: Funds – Social climbers

4-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes

London

Offshore: Get the London look

28-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The City’s halfway-house location and diverse market is drawing new offshore players – including litigators

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All clear on M&A deals front

3-Feb-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Two years after the Takeover Code transparency rejig, we ask if firms are feeling the benefit, and comb through recent M&A fees

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London’s Nine Elms: who’s getting a piece of the action

25-Nov-2013 | By Kate Beioley

Lawyer exits and entrances have made for a complex cast list of firms benefitting from the redevelopment of the Battersea Power Station area