Self-reporting is the key to navigating the anti-bribery legislation being implemented in Brazil
In an Olympics season where the world has become obsessed with competitive rankings, it’s fitting that this week we’re running a sneak preview of The Lawyer UK200 Annual Report. I
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.
Lehman, AIG, Merrill Lynch, HBOS and, we are told, more to come. The recent acceleration of turmoil in international financial markets is a familiar, yet no less unsettling headline by now. Less reported, however, are the potential strains on insolvency systems around the world.
Many lawyers acting for brand owners will have felt the shockwaves emanating from Google’s recent controversial change to its policy regarding the use of trade marks as keywords in the UK and Ireland.
Last week the merger rumour mill surrounding US firms went into overdrive.
American Express (AmEx) has named managing counsel Tim Heine as its interim general counsel as it rejigs its internal reporting structure.
DAC Beachcroft has merged with Colombian insurance firm De La Torre & Monroy Abogados Asociados and started trading as DAC Beachcroft Colombia yesterday (1 December).
Reed Smith, Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance were among firms advising on the restructuring of a £662m residential mortgaged-backed securitisation (RMBS) by Eurosail-UK ...
Dentons and McKenna Long & Aldridge have called off their merger following delays earlier in the month.
The arrival of Texas firm Andrews Kurth in the UK proves how busy the oil and gas market has become. But the sector’s high level of activity has caught the eye of the European Commission
US firms are on a hiring drive to gain clout in London and boost their English law capabilities, and the tactic is paying off
New boss Tom Reid is taking Davis Polk down a path that calls longstanding links into question, including those with Slaughter and May
The flurry of deals undertaken by private equity giant Carlyle this year has provided rich picking for a number of big firms