Until now ‘international’ has been a bit of a euphemism since historically the firms in our survey have always been American. This year, though, the terminology is correct
The legal enforceability of contracts in Europe
The Lawyer’s annual report into the top 50 firms for global litigation is eagerly awaited by those with ambitions to grow their contentious business.
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Clifford Chance has elected London managing partner Jeremy Sandelson as its new global head of litigation.
Baker & McKenzie’s London office saw turnover drop by just over 3 per cent during the last financial year, down from £119.8m to £115.7m.
McDermott Will & Emery has cut 25 associates and 45 support staff in its second round of layoffs in the US.
US lawyers hit out last week at the UK Government over the new 50 per cent tax band introduced in the recent Budget.
On 16 March the front page of The Times announced that Cherie Booth had been hired by two local authority pension funds to assist in joining a class action before the New York court against Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and its board of directors.
The manner in which Thacher Proffitt & Wood was wound up has left a sour taste with those left out in the cold, but that tells only half the story…
UK litigators at US firms are overwhelmed with credit crunch-related disputes, but do any of them have a truly transatlantic practice?
This week The Lawyer publishes the first-ever investigation into the relative sizes of litigation practices on both sides of the Atlantic. By extension, it’s a crucial indicator as to which firms may be the busiest in the coming year (see story).
The US Constitution is the oldest working constitution in the world. But it has been under siege recently and the legal stakes in the Obama-McCain election could not have been greater. McCain, for example, had publicly stated that he would (attempt to) reverse Supreme Court decisions regarding Guantanamo Bay if he was elected.
The dramatic drop in legal jobs last month is an indicator that recession is more than just looming.
It’s a feeding frenzy over at what remains of Thelen.
Latham & Watkins has topped The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the 30 largest international firms in the UK by revenue for the first time, with UK revenue hitting an all-time high of $210.6m.
Litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has dropped out of The Lawyer’s annual top 30 international firms in London table this year following the resolution of two of its largest cases during 2013 and a reduction in UK turnover of 28 per cent.
Allen & Overy, Ropes & Gray and Latham & Watkins have scored instructions on Altice’s acquisition of France’s second-biggest telecom operator SFR.
Weil Gotshal & Manges has lured Goldman Sachs star Andrew Wilkinson back into legal practice to boost its pan-European restructuring business.
While some US firms had a rougher ride in this year’s survey, the West Coasters have found London a home from home
Imagine you’re the general counsel of London-based private equity investor BC Partners. You’re sipping on your coffee, hashing out the details of your imminent £382m investment into UK-based business publishing company Mergermarket.
It is now two years since the collapse of mammoth firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. But the next chapter in the story of its dramatic spiral into crisis is about to emerge in lurid technicolour following a High Court trial last week.
The food and agribusiness industry is booming, with farmland investments offering alternatives to work in the stalled commodities sector