The Lawyer’s new China Elite report contains the most detailed research available on the PRC legal market and contains unparalleled insight into the country's leading law firms. They vary in size, practice focus and geographic coverage, but they all share one common quality – ambition... Read more
This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
The director of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Bureau of Competition Joseph Simons has quit to return to private practice. As reported on www. thelawyer.com/lawyernews (14 July), Simons, formerly a partner at Clifford Chance's Washington DC office, is to be replaced by deputy director Susan Creighton. Simons is due to leave the FTC on 1 August, although his destination is still unknown. Creighton was appointed as the deputy director of the bureau in August 2001. Before joining the FTC, she was a partner at Palo Alto-based firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, specialising in antitrust and intellectual property litigation. Creighton's duties will be assumed by Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson competition partner Barry Nigro, who is due to join the bureau as the new deputy director.