Welcome to one of our most-awaited issues of the year, in which we unveil our Hot 100 lawyers for 2015.
It took a while, but it was worth it. Cooley’s launch in London had been awaited for over a year, but it didn’t diminish the impact. Indeed, The Lawyer’s revelation ten days ago that the firm was opening in the UK with 19 partners dominated our most-read stories list.
This year marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, putting the rule of law in the spotlight.
We finish 2014 with our analysis of the global litigation and investigations market – the Global Litigation Top 50.
A lot of things unite in-house lawyers. Overwork is one; lack of resources is another.
It wasn’t easy. When The Lawyer set out to research the top independent law firms operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) we were confronted with a whole series of problems.
Your partners hate you, your clients are deserting you - welcome to the world of the managing partner.
For both SJ Berwin and Ashurst the lure of an Asia deal was irresistible.
It’s here: The Lawyer’s UK 200 is the biggest financial data exercise in the legal profession
Edwards Wildman associate Sascha Grimm and Shearman & Sterling associate Suzanne Szczetnikowicz like to recount a story about female behaviour in the workplace.
Despite the best efforts of the legal and wider business community, the term ‘offshore’ generally still has pretty negative connotations among the general public.
Gibson Dunn’s hire of former Ashurst senior partner Charlie Geffen is one of the biggest corporate stories of the season.
The self-belief of Freshfields managing partner and corporate head is remarkable.
Like a python after swallowing an antelope, Akin Gump London may want to rest a while.
DLA Piper International - the firm’s operations outside the US - saw a 2 per cent drop in revenue in 2013/14, the firm’s LLP accounts have shown.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) reduced its debt position in its first full year as a merged firm, although it still ended the 2013/14 year with borrowings of £141m.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has continued its series of bold US lateral hires with the appointment of Kirkland & Ellis employment partner Howard Klein to its New York office.
Baker & McKenzie has hired a seven-strong team from Houthoff Buruma and Linklaters to boost its M&A, capital markets and private equity offering in Amsterdam.
Reed Smith has advised Sky on an agreement with Telefónica UK to launch its first mobile phone network service next year.
The combination of US-European Dentons with China’s Dacheng will create the world’s biggest law firm. On paper, that’s a lot of global reach – as long as integration issues are tackled. For more on Dacheng and a close analysis of Chinese firms, check out our China Elite.