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Why the Cooley effect is one to watch

19-Jan-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

It took a while, but it was worth it. Cooley’s launch in London had been awaited for over a year, but it didn’t diminish the impact. Indeed, The Lawyer’s revelation ten days ago that the firm was opening in the UK with 19 partners dominated our most-read stories list.

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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.

Christian Leathley

​Legal implications arising from a Grexit

15-Jul-2015

While the chances of Greece leaving the eurozone have diminished a Grexit still remains possible.

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Does RBS deserve the cold shoulder?

13-Jul-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Which firms will have the balls to walk away from the RBS review?

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.

Alan Sugar

Why a lawyer will never win The Apprentice

7-Jan-2015

The latest series The Apprentice caused the usual controversy - with limited success for the legal candidates.

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.

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

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

Scales of justice

Dodd Frank comes to Hounslow

19-May-2015

Hounslow trader Navinder Singh Sarao faces almost certain extradition to the US for price manipulation

magna carta

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.

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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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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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music

What makes lawyers sing?

28-Apr-2015

The next round of the Legal Harmony choir competition for lawyers kicks off next week - but what are the advantages to setting up a firm choir?

Anya Proops

Information law in the ascendant

9-Apr-2015

Two very different judgments confirm what many lawyers have known for years about information law.

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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. 

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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

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KWM’s resurgence will be built on real estate

27-Apr-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Eye-catching defections tend to be from corporate or finance departments, so it was a nice change for us to report last week a notable news story in real estate, a practice area that – outside magic circle firms’ covert downsizing – rarely sees dramatic team moves.

Nicky Richmond

Last day at MIPIM

13-Mar-2015

Apologies for lateness today. Anyone at MIPIM will understand why. Frankly, you’re lucky to be getting a blog at all.

Nick Ellis

Thursday - Day 3

12-Mar-2015

It’s Thursday, and it has been a busy few days, Wednesday was the usual hectic mix of meetings and parties; this year I preferred Uber to using my legs to get from the Martinez to the Raddison Blu.

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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?

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

Alan Sugar

Why a lawyer will never win The Apprentice

7-Jan-2015

The latest series The Apprentice caused the usual controversy - with limited success for the legal candidates.

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.

Tax

George Bull

Partnership tax changes – three months left

18-Dec-2013

HMRC salaried partner changes send shockwaves through LLPs

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Firms call competition into play

5-May-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Competition partner Paula Riedel’s departure from Linklaters to Kirkland & Ellis last week generated considerable reader interest.

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

Ioannis Alexopoulos

Market abuse and the High Court

2-Sep-2015

A first-of-its-kind case could have industry-wide implications once the Financial List comes into play.

food

The Newman Arms, W1

28-Aug-2015

No, it’s not the Newman Street Tavern, a hop skip and a jump away, around the corner, on Newman Street but it’s confusing to your average punter, this two Newman-named gastropub malarkey.

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Tomorrow’s law firm: has anyone asked its clients?

24-Aug-2015

Following the debate over corporate structures in law firms, LOD’s Tim Bratton asks what it means for clients.



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