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Hiring is the key to capital gains

14-Apr-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Our survey of top international firms is, for the first time, truly international.


Commercial contracts in Vietnam - get your dispute resolution clause right


The legal enforceability of contracts in Europe

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Litigators, transparency and success

9-Dec-2013 | By Catrin Griffiths

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.


Come clean on the road to Rio


Self-reporting is the key to navigating the anti-bribery legislation being implemented in Brazil

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The new Establishment

13-Aug-2012 | By Catrin Griffiths

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

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CC's London chief wins global litigation crown

7-Oct-2009 | By Katy Dowell

Clifford Chance has elected London managing partner Jeremy Sandelson as its new global head of litigation.

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Bakers' London partners bear brunt of PEP drop

14-Aug-2009 | By Julia Berris

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 cuts 70 more jobs in the US

5-Jun-2009 | By Julia Berris

McDermott Will & Emery has cut 25 associates and 45 support staff in its second round of layoffs in the US.

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US lawyers unite against ‘draconian’ UK Budget

4 May 2009 | By Julia Berris

US lawyers hit out last week at the UK Government over the new 50 per cent tax band introduced in the recent Budget.


Opinion: RBS case shows superiority of US investor protection

13 April 2009

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.

Thacher Proffitt & Wood: bitter end


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…

Transatlantic litigation: In hot dispute


UK litigators at US firms are overwhelmed with credit crunch-related disputes, but do any of them have a truly transatlantic practice?

Time to forsake comforts of home


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).

Opinion: Yes, we can trust Obama to do right by international law


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.

Wall St Woes: Labor data


The dramatic drop in legal jobs last month is an indicator that recession is more than just looming.

Wall St Woes: the Thelen feeding frenzy


It’s a feeding frenzy over at what remains of Thelen.

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Mosaic promotes associate GC to top role as former legal chief becomes CFO

20-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Fortune 500 fertiliser producer Mosaic has promoted associate general counsel Mark Isaacson, three months after former general counsel Richard Mack became the company’s chief financial officer (CFO).

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Skadden and Jones Day lead on Monster's £1.3bn deal with Coca-Cola

18-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Jones Day are among the firms advising the Coca-Cola Company on its partnership deal with energy drink business Monster.


Barclays turns to Sullivan & Cromwell as litigation bill set to rise by £1.2bn

14-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Barclays has turned to Sullivan & Cromwell to defend it against fraud allegations in the US, as analysts predict the bank could face a £1.2bn bill for a raft of litigation.

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Baker Botts, Weil Gotshal and Vinson & Elkins advise on Kinder Morgan $70bn pipeline deal

12-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Baker Botts, Weil Gotshal & Manges and Vinson & Elkins have advised on Kinder Morgan’s blockbuster $70bn consolidation of its related pipeline companies, marking the biggest energy merger since ExxonMobil 12 years ago.

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The Lawyer Briefings Live: Latin America – The new, new world

7-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Brazil may be hogging the limelight right now, but its neighbours should not be ignored. The rest of Latin America deserves investors’ attention too


Let battle commence: Schulte Roth's shareholder activist launch in Europe

12-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

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.


Portable business: the key to making private equity work

24-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

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.

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Top international firms in London: American pie and chips

14-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

While some US firms had a rougher ride in this year’s survey, the West Coasters have found London a home from home

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