Western sanctions are making life tough for Russia’s companies and lawyers, so they are forging new links in the East
Several billion-dollar deals and a number of landmark cases characterised workflows for offshore firms in the third quarter of 2014
Given the growth in the amount of data businesses create and store, it’s a good point in time to determine how companies and law firms are working with eDiscovery and computer forensics.
Ashurst and SJ Berwin both chased Asia mergers. But did they really benefit their corporate practices?
Charlie Geffen has re-emerged as the architect for Gibson Dunn’s English law capability – an ideal role for the committed internationalist. But why Gibson, and how does he really feel about Ashurst’s thwarted US plans?
The UK Bribery Act: The practical difficulties for financial services companies download subscription
The practical difficulties facing companies wishing to implement a robust response to the UK Bribery Act should not be underestimated.
In the past, HM Treasury has tended to turn to the likes of Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Slaughter and May for its legal advice.
The legal market was far from quiet in November with law firm leaders airing their grievances and banking panels launching and closing. There was also a strong American flavour to the month, with Eversheds seeking a US merger and DLA Piper losing partners to US firms.
The debate around Berwin Leighton Paisner managing partner Neville Eisenberg’s replacement is hotting up with three partners including corporate head David Collins thought to be early contenders.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has suffered another departure from its Asian practice, with Tokyo corporate and M&A head James Robinson defecting to Morrison & Foerster (MoFo).
Simmons & Simmons has announced plans to launch a five-partner office in Luxembourg to capitalise on the jurisdiction’s funds industry.
CVC Capital Partners general counsel Richard Perris is swapping roles to head the legal department at sister company CVC Credit Partners.
Channel Islands firms Mourant Ozannes and Ogier have each hired a senior Jersey funds lawyer from the other firm.