Matt Byrne

Building for the future in 2014 promotions round

24-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Allen & Overy did it February, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer followed in March and Linklaters ...

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Munich

Noerr co-speaker Alexander Ritvay: We’re outgrowing the market

23-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

German heavyweight Noerr’s co-leaders reveal the secret of their firm’s success.

la defense paris

Fidal sets sights on international expansion as turnover rises 1.5%

22-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

French giant Fidal is focusing on building up its cross-border capabilities in a bid to change clients’ perception of the former accountancy-tied firm.

Locked up

Is Bonelli's lock-in a solution to the European succession planning question?

17-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Partner lock-ins normally come at a time of turmoil or change for a firm – following a merger, or to stem a slew of partner departures.

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money

Revenues set to rise 5 per cent across UK top 20 in 2013/14 despite "unexceptional" year

22-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton, Natalie Stanton

The UK’s top 20 firms by revenue are gearing up for the recovery, with most expecting to see a turnover increase of at least 5 per cent for the year ending April 2014. 

la defense paris

Fidal sets sights on international expansion as turnover rises 1.5%

22-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

French giant Fidal is focusing on building up its cross-border capabilities in a bid to change clients’ perception of the former accountancy-tied firm.

Richard East

Quinn Emanuel drops out of The Lawyer's international top 30 ranking

14-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne

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.

leeds

Simpson Millar turns to Fairpoint for merger after ending Slater & Gordon talks

9-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Leeds-based Simpson Millar has been acquired by AIM listed financial services group Fairpont Group after shelving discussions with Slater & Gordon in January.

debt

Debt: Red lines

7-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne, Joanne Harris

Debt can kill a firm but it can also fund ambition. Our first-ever market snapshot shows firms in the UK 200 getting into it in a big way

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debt

Debt: Red lines

7-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne, Joanne Harris

Debt can kill a firm but it can also fund ambition. Our first-ever market snapshot shows firms in the UK 200 getting into it in a big way

Think

Knowledge management: Unleash the power

7-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Information and experience are invisible yet valuable assets which some firms are leveraging to build stronger client relationships 

bus

Paul Weiss brings in London practice chief to look after best friends network

21-Mar-2014 | By Lucy Burton

The London office of Paul Weiss has hired a practice development specialist to manage its referral relationships in the UK.

saudi

Saudi Arabia: Keys to the kingdom

10-Mar-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Setting up in Saudi Arabia requires picking through complex regulation. Here’s what you need to know 

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Merger watch

Singapore

LG surrenders Singapore relationship as Wragges merger looms

24-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Lawrence Graham (LG) has surrendered its Singapore foreign law practice licence in preparation for its merger with Wragge & Co next month.

andrew leaitherland dwf

DWF cuts 19 operational finance roles in latest round of redundancies

17-Apr-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DWF has confirmed that it has cut 19 jobs as part of a consultation launched last month, which put 21 operational roles in its finance department at risk.

adelaide australia

Australian firm HWL Ebsworth expands national network with Adelaide acquisition

17-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Australian firm HWL Ebsworth continues its growth spree with the acquisition of South Australian firm Kelly & Co.

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Opinion

Patrick Watt

The case for better mental health support

24-Apr-2014

Clifford Chance’s recent decision to extend its trainee wellbeing programme is a positive step towards recognising the seriousness and importance of mental health at work.

Tom Burton

Cyber security: the risks and consequences

10-Apr-2014

BAE Systems’ Tom Burton sets out the position facing the world’s top firms

leeds

Simpson Millar turns to Fairpoint for merger after ending Slater & Gordon talks

9-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Leeds-based Simpson Millar has been acquired by AIM listed financial services group Fairpont Group after shelving discussions with Slater & Gordon in January.

John Pickering

Irwin Mitchell chief exec Pickering in shock exit

2-Apr-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Irwin Mitchell group chief executive John Pickering is to stand down after 37 years at the firm it has been announced today.

London

EY appoints Addleshaws corporate chief to launch UK legal offering

27-Mar-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

EY has appointed Addleshaw Goddard corporate managing partner Phillip Goodstone to establish its legal capability in the UK.

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Profile

Fiona Haigh

Lawyer Management - Fiona Haigh, director of administration and strategy

10-Apr-2014

Fiona Haigh is the director of administration and strategy at Weil Gotshal & Manges. She joined the firm from Clifford Chance in 1998. 

Despina Kartson

The Lawyer Management: Despina Kartson, chief BD officer, Morgan Lewis & Bockius

27-Feb-2014

Despina Kartson joined US firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius as chief business development officer in 2013. She was previously Latham & Watkins’ chief marketing officer.

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