Matt Byrne

Who'd be a law firm leader?

17-Nov-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Your partners hate you, your clients are deserting you - welcome to the world of the managing partner.

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SJ Berwin: a promising afterlife?

10-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

For both SJ Berwin and Ashurst the lure of an Asia deal was irresistible.

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Leader: UK 200 redraws the legal map

27-Oct-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

It’s here: The Lawyer’s UK 200 is the biggest financial data exercise in the legal profession

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Women, do it for yourselves

20-Oct-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Edwards Wildman associate Sascha Grimm and Shearman & Sterling associate Suzanne Szczetnikowicz like to recount a story about female behaviour in the workplace.

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Rock opera set up for dramatic finale

13-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Despite the best efforts of the legal and wider business community, the term ‘offshore’ generally still has pretty negative connotations among the general public.

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The US firms right at home in the City

6-Oct-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Gibson Dunn’s hire of former Ashurst senior partner Charlie Geffen is one of the biggest corporate stories of the season.

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Freshfields scores a US touchdown

29-Sep-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

The self-belief of Freshfields managing partner and corporate head is remarkable.

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Akin means business in the City

22-Sep-2014

Like a python after swallowing an antelope, Akin Gump London may want to rest a while.

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Avoiding panel game pigeonholes

15-Sep-2014

This week we publish our review of the reviews, which tallies the firms that have won places on the panels of 2014. There’s a pattern emerging.

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Scotland’s firms hold their nerve

8-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

With just over a week to go until Scotland decides whether to maintain a 300-year-old union or branch out on its own again, its law firms are feeling the effects of referendum fever. And not necessarily in a good way.

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A distinctive future for the bar

4-Aug-2014

The bar is changing, but is it moving quickly enough?

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Roots of recovery are not so robust

28-Jul-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Let us praise legal services.

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Outflanked in this War of the Roses

21-Jul-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

A few weeks ago I asked why Leeds seemed to have fallen off the pace compared to other regional cities’ legal offerings.

Matt Byrne

UK firms look to grow on home soil

14-Jul-2014 | By Matt Byrne

These days it’s all about global growth. Right? Not according to our feature today.

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Osborne Clarke advises KPMG on deal for McLaren Group analytics

21-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Osborne Clarke has advised KPMG on a 10-year strategic alliance to share predictive analytics and technology with technology company McLaren Group, which was represented by its own in-house counsel.

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Pinsents' outgoing MP David Ryan: "I thought I couldn’t get any busier"

21-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

David Ryan is more or less an institution at Pinsent Masons. During his 15 year tenure as the firm’s managing partner, he has led its transformation from a 134-partner regional practice into a 380-partner global outfit.

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Pérez-Llorca wins Spanish airport IPO deal with €1 fee

21-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Spanish firm Pérez-Llorca has secured the instruction to advise the Spanish airport operator Aena (Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea) on its upcoming flotation for a fee of just €1.

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Law dominated by white, middle class men, mums sidelined

21-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

An overwhelming majority of lawyers believe the profession is dominated by white, middle-class men and that developing a career in law as a mother is difficult.

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Abelman becomes British American Tobacco’s new legal chief as part of management re-jig

20-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

British American Tobacco’s (BAT) group legal director and general counsel Neil Withington has quit the group, as it announces a wider leadership reshuffle.

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Editor's Picks

Probing questions

19-Nov-2014

Regulatory and investigation work has become the backbone of many City firms’ litigation practices. As the stories below demonstrate, the high-profile mandates involving the high street banks are largely being dominated by a handful of law firms.

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