For both SJ Berwin and Ashurst the lure of an Asia deal was irresistible.
Citibank Global Markets Inc was recently saved, by the skin of its teeth, from being permanently barred from acting as a placement agent.
Gibson Dunn’s hire of former Ashurst senior partner Charlie Geffen is one of the biggest corporate stories of the season.
The revelation by Tesco that it had overstated its trading profits by £250m wiped £2bn off its market value in one day.
Have the magic circle firms squandered their lead in acquisition finance?
For some reason the politics of King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin’s corporate department attracts extraordinary attention online from our readers.
Male lawyers should consider embarking on a new parental journey.
When it comes to LLPs, all is still not clear over auto-enrolment.
A seismic overhaul of employment disputes resolution should be good for clients and lawyers
Lawyers can get involved in the fight against poverty by supporting pro bono initiatives
The UK is leading the way on business and human rights, but others will be following soon
Excluding lawyers from the divorce process is a false economy that will only pile on the agony
With 12 months to go before the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary, Jonathan Black makes the case for justice.
India’s new anti-corruption bill could be an effective deterrent in a country where bribery is currently rife
Like a python after swallowing an antelope, Akin Gump London may want to rest a while.
Yes, beware German liquidators, but also be aware of the range of their rights and responsibilities
German courts are coming down on the side of liquidators when interpreting the Insolvency Act
This week we publish the second edition of The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150, the most comprehensive study of the legal market in the region
After a decade of phenomenal growth, Chinese law firms are now having to confront the issue of succession.
Great news for junior lawyers: trainee retention rates are on the up.
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.
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.
The troll of Norse mythology is a creature dangerous to humans.
Bribery Act prosecutions are growing in number
A Supreme Court has for the first time spelt out the difference between civil and criminal contempt in English and Welsh law
Real estate deals in Scotland are up but there are complex motives behind the sales and leases
Since squatting in residential homes was outlawed, a commercial property has become the dropout des res
Advising overseas buyers or tenants on UK property deals is fraught with danger for the uninitiated
Employee loses bid for slice of employer’s profits but patent case clarifies employment case hurdles
Common sense prevails in major patent case
Turkey’s new internet regulations are being seen as draconian.
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
HMRC salaried partner changes send shockwaves through LLPs
A public directory of beneficial ownership would be an attack on the freedom of privacy to achieve nothing
Slapdown for Treasury shows court subtly shifting the ground on accountability of public bodies
Hospital trusts must put in the spadework before planning a link-up, or it could be blocked
New competition authority will have to work hard to restore the reputation of the UK regime
Actions for breach of confidence that aim to protect trade secrets need to prove a dishonest intent
Nicky Richmond finds a bit of Christmas spirit at a pop-up restaurant on the top floor at Selfridges.
We finish 2014 with our analysis of the global litigation and investigations market – the Global Litigation Top 50.
Let your most awful clients go and bug someone else – they cost you far more than they’re worth.