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SJ Berwin: a promising afterlife?

10-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

For both SJ Berwin and Ashurst the lure of an Asia deal was irresistible.

Money

Are there bad actors hiding in your client’s private placement?

13-Oct-2014

Citibank Global Markets Inc was recently saved, by the skin of its teeth, from being permanently barred from acting as a placement agent.

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The US firms right at home in the City

6-Oct-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Gibson Dunn’s hire of former Ashurst senior partner Charlie Geffen is one of the biggest corporate stories of the season.

Stephen Ross

Tesco - Why City analysts and journalists need to learn to speak our language

25-Sep-2014

The revelation by Tesco that it had overstated its trading profits by £250m wiped £2bn off its market value in one day.

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Losing the magic touch in finance

17-Mar-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Have the magic circle firms squandered their lead in acquisition finance?

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A farewell to UK finance work

20-Jan-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

For some reason the politics of King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin’s corporate department attracts extraordinary attention online from our readers.

YEW JULIAN

Is the profession ready for role reversals?

18-Aug-2014

Male lawyers should consider embarking on a new parental journey.

Faith Dickson

Auto-enrolment for LLPs: not all plain sailing

8-Aug-2014

When it comes to LLPs, all is still not clear over auto-enrolment.

Richard Fox

Early Conciliation heralds employment law overhaul

17-Mar-2014

A seismic overhaul of employment disputes resolution should be good for clients and lawyers

Levy

EU rules: regulatory arbitrage?

25-Nov-2013

AIFMD’s plans for alternative investment funds could create an unfair advantage in the market

Bati

You can make a difference

18-Nov-2013

Lawyers can get involved in the fight against poverty by supporting pro bono initiatives

Moore

Human rights interest

9-Sep-2013

The UK is leading the way on business and human rights, but others will be following soon 

Dolan

Divorce cut is the deepest

15-Jul-2013

Excluding lawyers from the divorce process is a false economy that will only pile on the agony

Thomas

Millions of reasons to disclose

18-Nov-2013

Document disclosure is  vital in some divorce cases, as the long and bitter Young row demonstrates

Gordon-Smith

Downton’s rich legal pickings

7-Oct-2013

Series of unfortunate events shows legal profession taking a major role in latest outing of TV show

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Magna Carta - what is there left to celebrate?

17-Jun-2014

With 12 months to go before the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary, Jonathan Black makes the case for justice.

Neil Blundell

India anti-corruption agency: a genuine deterrent?

3-Jan-2014

India’s new anti-corruption bill could be an effective deterrent in a country where bribery is currently rife

Cat Griffiths index

Akin means business in the City

22-Sep-2014

Like a python after swallowing an antelope, Akin Gump London may want to rest a while.

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A broader view of insolvency

8-Jul-2013

Yes, beware German liquidators, but also be aware of the range of their rights and responsibilities 

Weber

Opinion: Germany - life in the bust lane

17-Jun-2013

German courts are coming down on the side of liquidators when interpreting the Insolvency Act

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Asia responds to a lighter touch

30-Jun-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

This week we publish the second edition of The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150, the most comprehensive study of the legal market in the region

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New leaders, new styles

10-Feb-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

After a decade of phenomenal growth, Chinese law firms are now having to confront the issue of succession.

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Truth behind good retention rates

27-Jan-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Great news for junior lawyers: trainee retention rates are on the up.

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Negotiating the middle ground

24-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

It wasn’t easy. When The Lawyer set out to research the top independent law firms operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) we were confronted with a whole series of problems. 

Dominic Crossley

Plebgate: a libel battle royal in the RCJ

18-Nov-2014

Desmond Browne QC, James Price QC and Gavin Millar QC, royalty of the libel bar, are going head to head in what is certainly the libel trial of the year.

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The choices facing Ashurst and Olswang

3-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

The Americanisation of UK law is coming - so what are firms doing about it?

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The legalities of online trolling

7-Oct-2014

The troll of Norse mythology is a creature dangerous to humans.

Mark Handley

From Kick-off to Kick-back: the latest Bribery Act prosecutions

9-Apr-2014

Bribery Act prosecutions are growing in number

Ben Douglas-Jones

Contempt is not a crime

3-Apr-2014

A Supreme Court has for the first time spelt out the difference between civil and criminal contempt in English and Welsh law

Meehan

Grander designs in property

14-Oct-2013

Real estate deals in Scotland are up but there are complex motives behind the sales and leases

Ross

A halfway house on squatting

30-Sep-2013

Since squatting in residential homes was outlawed, a commercial property has become the dropout des res 

Dawson

Opinion: Beware the property minefield

17-Jun-2013

Advising overseas buyers or tenants on UK property deals is fraught with danger for the uninitiated

Cat Griffiths index

The choices facing Ashurst and Olswang

3-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

The Americanisation of UK law is coming - so what are firms doing about it?

Huw Evans

Unilever case clarifies law over patents and employees

26-Feb-2014

Employee loses bid for slice of employer’s profits but patent case clarifies employment case hurdles

claire bennett

New Year cheer for European patent owners everywhere

7-Jan-2014

Common sense prevails in major patent case

Cat Griffiths index

The choices facing Ashurst and Olswang

3-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

The Americanisation of UK law is coming - so what are firms doing about it?

Selin Sinem Erciya

Turkey's new internet law increases state control

27-Feb-2014

Turkey’s new internet regulations are being seen as draconian.

Neil Blundell

Match Fixing: Football’s Hot Topic For 2014

3-Feb-2014

With the World Cup in Brazil looming but match fixing on the rise, it is to be hoped that 2014 be remembered for sporting reasons rather than for scandals

Tax

George Bull

Partnership tax changes – three months left

18-Dec-2013

HMRC salaried partner changes send shockwaves through LLPs

Rolf Lindsay

Stay cool and prosper

29-Jul-2013

A public directory of beneficial ownership would be an attack on the freedom of privacy to achieve nothing

Ben Hooper

Opinion: Supreme Court rules, OK

1-Jul-2013

Slapdown for Treasury shows court subtly shifting the ground on accountability of public bodies

Coulter

Mergers on the brink of viability

11-Nov-2013

Hospital trusts must put in the spadework before planning a link-up, or it could be blocked

Gillian Sproul

Enforcer’s weedy roots

21-Oct-2013

 New competition authority will have  to work hard to  restore the reputation of the UK regime

Oudkerk

Opinion: Striking the right balance

3-Jun-2013

Actions for breach of confidence that aim to protect trade secrets need to prove a dishonest intent

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Le Chalet, Selfridges. Food and shopping. What’s not to like?

12-Dec-2014

Nicky Richmond finds a bit of Christmas spirit at a pop-up restaurant on the top floor at Selfridges.

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Feeling the long arm of the regulators

8-Dec-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

We finish 2014 with our analysis of the global litigation and investigations market – the Global Litigation Top 50.

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Mark Brandon – Be choosy with clients: only let the right ones in

8-Dec-2014

Let your most awful clients go and bug someone else – they cost you far more than they’re worth.