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?
US firms are growing deep roots in London by hiring and promoting local talent, data from The Lawyer shows. Which firms are growing their own and which are still intent on buying in laterals?
Freshfields is taking on corporate America as part of a wider mission – to become a leading player not in the magic circle but in the ‘international elite’
Magic circle player splashes out as it aims for the New York corporate heights
Brazil may be hogging the limelight right now, but its neighbours should not be ignored. The rest of Latin America deserves investors’ attention too
US firm Paul Hastings has posted a 6.3 per cent increase in revenue in its year-end financial results for 2014, growing from $941m to $1bn (£649m).
"It takes time to convince people to leave their comfort zone": Jim Learner talks Kirkland's big name hires
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.
Debevoise & Plimpton executive Howard Rosenberg has been appointed chief executive officer of legal professional services provider FRS Insight, owned by Fox Rodney Search.
Big Data, big deal? download subscription
The first week of each New Year sees the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) roll into Las Vegas, providing an annual glimpse into the future of consumer technology.
Whistleblowers in the Swiss banking sector: legal hurdles to co-operating with foreign governments download subscription
An overview of the main Swiss criminal law provisions that prohibit the theft and disclosure of banking information to foreign authorities or courts, and how they have been applied to whistleblowers in recent cases.
US and UK share purchases – what’s the difference? download subscription
Ah, the UK and the US: two countries separated by a common language. And that’s definitely the case with share purchases where there are some subtle – and some fundamental – differences in the way the two jurisdictions approach the acquisition of a company.
Run over by shoplifter in parking lot, retail employee may sue download subscription
A retail employee who helped pursue a shoplifter, in violation of the employer’s workplace violence policy, could sue the employer and a supervisor in the courts for her injury.
Fuel oil, pirates and strict liability: Trafigura Beheer v Navigazione Montanari download subscription
The case is of particular interest to those involved in the energy, commodities, shipping and transportation markets.
Keep your enemies closer: the dos and don’ts of business negotiation download subscription
What guides the ego-driven type of lawyer is not the desire to close the deal but rather the will to win the debate, and this turns them into inefficient negotiators.
Global Employment Lawyer: unresolved issues in Egyptian labour law, tips for dealing with redundancy in China and more download subscription
Significant trends and developments in the area of global employment and labour law.