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Chris Smith L1 Energy

In-house interview: Chris Smith, L1 Energy

23-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Having resolved the BP-AAR clash over an Arctic Shelf exploration project, Chris Smith was drafted in to run the legal function at L1 Energy, where the controversial and tense deals continue.

Ned Staple

In-house interview: Ned Staple, Zoopla Property Group

23-Nov-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

A background in digital media, including running his own tech company, has helped Ned Staple guide Zoopla Property Group through an IPO and beyond.

Rachael Davidson

In-house interview: National Grid GC Rachael Davidson

16-Nov-2015 | By Katy Dowell

In less than a year National Grid UK’s Rachael Davidson has made remarkable changes to the in-house structure and its panel of advisers, with the emphasis being fewer but more valuable relationships.

Galit Gonen

In-house interview: Galit Gonen, Teva Europe

16-Nov-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Working for a pharma company in Europe, where there is no unified system for distributing and pricing medicines, is challenging but means Galit Gonen can turn it to the advantage of the business and patients.

Alex Simpson

In-house interview: Alex Simpson, Asda

9-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Technology is becoming central to supermarket Asda’s business, and the company’s general counsel is looking for creative external counsel to match.

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life sciences

Why LivaNova's merger was 2015's most complex life sciences deal

25-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Pfizer’s $160bn merger with Allergan may well be the largest healthcare transaction in history, but at least the in-house team didn’t have to contend with a merger, injunction attempt, simultaneous de-listing and new listing all in one year.

Business partner

In-house counsel as business partner: How to be the perfect GC

24-Nov-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

On the first day of The Lawyer’s In-house Counsel as Business Partner conference, speakers focused on the qualities that CEOs look for in their general counsel and why in-house counsel need to be more commercial. 


Ashurst rakes in £12m on Crossrail development work

23-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Ashurst has continued to rake in the lion’s share of legal fees on the development of the Crossrail network, with earnings of £2.4m during the last financial year.


Rolls-Royce promotes Gregory to GC as Webb returns to Brick Court

20-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Rolls-Royce has promoted its head of legal Mark Gregory to the role of general counsel, with former legal chief Robert Webb QC set to rejoin Brick Court Chambers as an arbitrator.

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Panel Reviews


North West local authorities search for £10m legal panel

23-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

The North West Legal Consortium (NWLC) has begun a review of its legal panel, which is valued at £10m and will run for four years.


BT plans chambers roster as it hunts for regional firms to join supplier network

18-Nov-2015 | By Katy Dowell

Telecoms giant BT plans to extend its network of preferred suppliers to include a roster of regional firms as well as launching a framework of preferred barristers’ chambers for the first time next year.


Pearson kicks off additional panel search for UK employment work

10-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Pearson is gearing up to appoint up to five firms to its new labour and employment panel, as it looks to finalise its first UK legal roster by the end of the year. 

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In-House Briefings

Why incorporate a start-up in the BVI? download subscription

Carey Olsen 24-Nov-2015

BVI company law is based on Delaware law that has been anglicised.

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In-House Insider

Teva Europe’s Gonen: Don’t lose your in-house identity to become a business partner


Teva Europe general counsel Galit Gonen believes that the push to become business partners might lead in-housers too far in the wrong direction - making them lose their lawyer identity

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Video Interview

Bruce McEwan

The tipping point in innovation: Where are law firms going wrong? video


The Lawyer Business Leadership Summit speakers Adam Smith, Esq president Bruce MacEwen and Overture strategy director Mark Brandon talk about law firm strategies, the ‘tipping point’ in the legal market and what law firms are doing wrong.