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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.
Shearman & Sterling has lost one of the biggest litigation mandates of the year after business tycoon Robert Tchenguiz swapped the US firm for Stephenson Harwood in his £300m case against the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
Norton Rose Fulbright has posted turnover of $1.851bn (£1.152bn) in its first financial year after the merger of legacy firms Norton Rose and Fulbright & Jaworski.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has pushed up revenue by 1 per cent at the 2013/14 year end to £1.232bn, while average profit per equity partner (PEP) increased by 6 per cent from £1.398m to £1.48m.
Hogan Lovells is set to open its second and third Latin American offices in 2014 after bolting on Mexican firm Barrera Siqueiros y Torres Landa (BSTL).
Brazil may be hogging the limelight right now, but its neighbours should not be ignored. The rest of Latin America deserves investors’ attention too
Greedy corporate raiders, shareholder wrangling and bullyboy tactics - investor activism has long been seen as one of the more brutal parts of the corporate law landscape.
When it comes to their legal affairs, private equity houses have tended to be creatures of habit. Generally they prefer to return to the same lawyers time and time again.
While some US firms had a rougher ride in this year’s survey, the West Coasters have found London a home from home