Following the record-setting IPO of Alibaba, Jack Ma is now a global business icon.
The self-belief of Freshfields managing partner and corporate head is remarkable.
For some reason the politics of King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin’s corporate department attracts extraordinary attention online from our readers.
Dangerous things, mergers. I’m not talking about Penningtons’ takeover of zombie firm Manches, although that deal is tricky enough in itself – as we expose in considerable detail this week.
Mergers can boost profitability, but only if the negotiating teams stay calm and stick to the plan
To become a senior partner, you need to be a highly skilled politician who appears to shun politics
An interesting paper put out recently by Laura Empson, professor at Cass Business School is doing the rounds. It focuses on the ambiguities of law firm leadership.
Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group members Coulson Harney and East African Law Chambers (EALC) have expanded their teams with a total of five lateral partner hires.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer managing partner David Aitman and corporate chief Edward Braham are “taking on Wall Street” and want the US market to think of them a part of an international elite instead of the magic circle.
Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer took the key roles on Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC’s acquisition of a stake in RAC.
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
Italian M&A activity has hit a rough patch, forcing law firms to look for alternative sources of revenue
The much anticipated tie-up between Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Bingham McCutcheon’s London office closes only one chapter of speculation over the fate of the US firm.
Asset management and funds boutique MJ Hudson has launched in Hong Kong, creating the firm’s third office alongside London and Jersey.