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.
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.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed founding US litigation group partner Adam Siegel as its new US managing partner.
Weil Gotshal & Manges’ London office generated £73m last year, posting a 4.2 per cent growth for 2013.
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy is understood to be considering winding up its Hong Kong law practice, just three years after its launch in 2011.
Reed Smith has posted a 6 per cent increase in turnover for the 2013 financial year, with total revenue rising from $1.013bn to $1.075bn.
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
Litigation is an engine room of firms’ earnings but many clients, keen to keep a grip on the purse-strings, are forcing a reworking of fee arrangements
The hourly rate is fast becoming an anachronism and firms must heed client warnings and foster more flexible solutions, say general counsel