Latest cases: what you need to know

11-Dec-2014

Keep up to speed with the latest cases by checking out The Lawyer’s Briefings section online. It’s an unparalleled resource; below is just a selection of recent papers by law firms putting the latest decisions into context.

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Generation A to Z

11-Dec-2014

What are the millennials thinking? According to law firm graduate recruitment heads, current students are better-prepared than ever (probably because they read Lawyer 2B, The Lawyer’s dedicated student offering). But for all their ambitions to develop as fully-rounded commercial advisers, pay is still a big issue – as our stories below indicate.

Busy litigators

3-Dec-2014

There’s no slacking off for litigators in the run-up to Christmas. From divorce to insolvency and investigations, contentious practices have been firing on all cylinders. See below for a selection of our litigation coverage – and keep logging on to the site to hear the latest litigation news.

Doing business in the Arab world

1-Dec-2014

How do you best access the Arab market? It’s a lucrative world out there, but you’ll need to understand the cultural nuances. The Lawyer’s guide to doing business in the Arab world provides key insight on the region, and includes research on the leading independent firms in the Middle East and North Africa.

Big data, big problems

24-Nov-2014

The rise of big data has created some logistical headaches for lawyers, who are often unversed in the intricacies of computer forensics. A recent survey by The Lawyer Research Service and Grant Thornton underlined this knowledge gap. Get up to speed on the issue by clicking on the links below.

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.

Tales from the top

17-Nov-2014

The Lawyer’s weekly leadership interviews have become a fixture among readers; you’re accessing them in droves. Catch up with the movers and shakers in private practice every Friday, and remind yourself of their thinking by clicking on to our most recent interviews below.

A feast of data

4-Nov-2014

The Lawyer UK 200 is now out. It’s the most comprehensive and influential report on the financial health of the UK legal market. Take a peek at some of our round-ups below. Follow the links to buy the full research, and don’t miss out.

In and around the house

28-Oct-2014

What should aspiring general counsel know about getting the top job? A recent roundtable brought a number of in-house heads and deputy heads together to discuss preconceptions of the GC role. And as our other stories indicate, the GC jobs market is a very fluid one at the moment.

Gender dilemmas

24-Oct-2014

Women make up over half the entrants into the legal profession, but nowhere near that proportion make it to partner. Do they need help from above, or should they look to themselves to build their own networks?

Brand magic

21-Oct-2014

Linklaters achieves top law firm ranking in Superbrands index

Time well spent

10-Oct-2014

Mishcon boss Kevin Gold attracted a lot of attention last week in our regular Leadership Interview when he declared that the firm’s lawyers could take as much holiday as they feel they need. It’s controversial and it’s certainly creative. But will it catch on?

Managing the managers

8-Oct-2014

The 22 October the second annual The Lawyer Management conference will take place. With sessions on financial trends, knowledge management, HR, real estate strategy and risk, it’s a must-attend for managing partners and senior operations people in law firms. The future of the law is here.

Burgeoning Belfast

6-Oct-2014

Belfast has become a magnet for international firms wanting to site their low-cost operations; think Herbert Smith, Allen & Overy and Baker &McKenzie. But it’s also become popular with firms wanting to expand their legal offerings. Pinsent Masons, Kennedys and most recently BLM have all merged with local firms.

The China Elite is here

29-Sep-2014

When The Lawyer published the Asia Pac 150, 35 of the region’s top firms were Chinese. But that doesn’t even scratch the surface of the PRC legal market. This week we publish the most detailed research available on Chinese firms: their financial performance, growth and international strategy and the particular challenges that each of them faces. Click the links below to download it and the Asia Pacific research.

So it's a No

22-Sep-2014

Scotland has decided to stay in the United Kingdom, but the Downing Street declaration, in which David Cameron has pledged more devolution across the UK. The questions raised by the independence debate will keep constitutional lawyers busy for years.

A big yes, or a big no?

19-Sep-2014

As the Scottish referendum campaign enters its final week, the debate is getting increasingly heated. While many lawyers are declining to go on the record, The Lawyer’s exclusive that a major Anglo-Scottish firm is shifting its cash to English accounts has caused waves. Read more about the Scottish reaction in our stories below.

An unbundle of joy

11-Sep-2014

Not a week seems to go by without another firm revealing a low-cost centre, almost always to house document production and general support. This summer brought a whole host of announcements: if you blink, you might just miss them.

Feeding the deals

8-Sep-2014

With corporate work well and truly firing again, M&A lawyers are basking in the sunlight. Don’t forget to sign up to our weekly Deals Insider email for the latest news on who’s acting for whom.

Space, the final frontier

22-Aug-2014

Newly-weds Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham want to get even closer. Following the successful conclusion of their merger talks, they’re now after an office where they can really get to know each other. Just don’t bother offering them a Canary Wharf office.

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Litigation, litigation, litigation

18-Aug-2014

The Lawyer’s bank of briefings has a wealth of up-to-the-minute information and analysis on legal developments, provided by top law firms across the world. Just check out the recent summaries on litigation, free to download.

Justice is blind

18-Aug-2014

Clifford Chance, Macfarlanes and Mayer Brown are rolling out CV-blind recruitment policies to try and counter unconscious bias in favour of privately-educated applicants. Will it really make a difference? Why have so few firms followed suit?

Hot, hot, hot

11-Aug-2014

Off on your hols? Flying somewhere warm? Impress the barman with your superb knowledge of the local legal market by reading up on our jurisdictional reports. You never know when it might come in useful.

North wind

8-Aug-2014

Has Leeds lost its lustre? That’s the question we posed earlier this month, and trawled through much data to find out. Is the Yorkshire legal market losing out to its rivals across the Pennines?

PEP spray

6-Aug-2014

The debate over profit per equity partner (PEP) as a financial metric never seems to go away. Earlier this year Dentons decided to stop disclosing global PEP to The American Lawyer, saying it was ‘meaningless’. For a British take on the issue, read what former Ashurst boss Charlie Geffen has to say.

Leaders of the pack

4-Aug-2014

The Lawyer’s weekly leadership interview has proved very popular with readers. In our regular slot we find out the stories behind the figures, and what makes law firm managing partners tick.

Layton's first hundred days

30-Jul-2014

Within just a few months of taking the helm at Clifford Chance, managing partner Matthew Layton is making his presence felt. His radical slim-down of the management layer will be watched closely by other magic circle firms.

Magic numbers

28-Jul-2014

The Big Four have revealed their results in the space of a week, and it’s good reading for partners at those mega-firms. Freshfields still maintains top spot in PEP, but more pleasing for the big firms is top-line growth. Check out our analysis of the magic circle’s performance over ten years.

Barclays' panel beating

8-Jul-2014

Barclays has taken a radical approach to appointing legal advisers in its first review since 2011, which has slashed the list of firms.

Triumph and tiaras

2-Jul-2014

The Lawyer Awards, in association with Travelers, is the biggest night of the legal year. The top prizes went to RPC, No5 Chambers, Jones Day, PayPal and Royal Mail among others. To find out more about the winners, read below.

Better together

26-Jun-2014

In-house teams are increasingly demanding that their panel firms collaborate more on projects. This week has already seen significant moves by RBS and Barclays, which are now requiring law firms to partner with each other. This is the future.

Trebles all round

26-Jun-2014

Get your glad rags on and prepare to celebrate. The biggest night in the legal calendar is here: It’s The Lawyer Awards 2014, now in its twentieth year. Find out more about our finalists.

China ambitions

25-Jun-2014

What does Linklaters need to do in China? Will it replicate its alliance strategy in South Africa and Australia? Relationships in the Chinese market are shifting all the time, as the stories below demonstrate.

A&O follows its own partner

24-Jun-2014

Magic circle firms are flirting with different ways to approach jurisdictions. Allen & Overy has opportunistically opened in Canada after partner Francois Duquette said he wanted to go back home. Duquette had already spearheaded the firm’s foray into Africa and Abu Dhabi. That’s some track record.

The accountants really are coming

23-Jun-2014

We all know that the Big Four are eyeing the legal market again – and this time, they want to get it right. The question is, are law firms ready and able to defend their perch?

Pound signs

20-Jun-2014

Financial results are starting to pour in. It’s a mixed picture, but largely positive. Here are just some of the recent results stories we’ve run; for more, go to our dedicated financial news page.

Croatian skies

19-Jun-2014

As Croatia takes the stage in Brazil today, thoughts turn lightly to the country’s legal developments. We’ve teamed up with some of the country’s leading firms to bring you their analysis.

Russia, South Korea

18-Jun-2014

Russia and South Korea are fascinating not just because they’re slugging it out in a packed stadium. Both jurisdictions create plenty of work for lawyers, so get a handle on the latest market news by reading our stories below.

The discreet charm of onshoring

17-Jun-2014

Opening a low-cost support centre in the UK has now become the norm amongst larger firms. Allen & Overy and Herbert Smith Freehills have launched in Belfast, Ashurst in Glasgow and most recently Hogan Lovells in Birmingham. Where next – Cardiff, Newcastle, Dundee?

Commoditising the market

16-Jun-2014

Nowhere has the legal market changed so radically as the insurance sector over the last ten years. The Lawyer’s research shows the extent to which consolidation has become the norm. Pricing challenges remain, but the dominant firms are truly emerging.

Brazilian trends

13-Jun-2014

It’s begun! If the world media coverage hasn’t put you off, and you want to find out more about Brazil and football from a business perspective, then don’t miss the analyses we’re curating. Lawyers and sport: a volatile mix?

World cup rules

12-Jun-2014

There’s a small matter of a football tournament beginning this week. Is your workplace prepared? Check out the following pieces by Allen & Overy, Eversheds,  Gateley, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and Shoosmiths to make sure you’re covered.

Gender tenders

11-Jun-2014

City law firms have now officially put female career progression at the top of their to-do lists. Linklaters has become the latest firm to set targets for female representation at partnership level. Is this a sign of real change, or is it hot air?

Taking the temperature

9-Jun-2014

If you want to find out what’s going on, ask an expert. The Lawyer’s regular peer panels quiz leading practitioners and business professionals on the key trends in their areas. Hear it from the horse’s mouth.

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Harmony reigns supreme

29-May-2014

Dissenting opinions at the highest court in the land used to be rife. But as The Lawyer’s article, All For One, highlighted, there has been a dramatic decline in dissenting opinions at the Supreme Court. What’s the reason for this?

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Predicting the unpredictable

28-May-2014

Mergers are tricky to pull off at the best of times, and sometimes there are random and unforeseen consequences. As our links below show, mergers can lead to some big names changing home, or knotty integration issues.

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In-house rising stars

27-May-2014

Who’s making waves in the in-house community? The best way to find out is to make sure you read our weekly in-house interview, which covers sectors as diverse as mining and funds to retail and leisure. Below is a selection of our most recent profiles.

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Asia calling

23-May-2014

Asia may not be the high-growth region that some may have hoped for, but legal talent is still flocking there. Its volatility means there are plenty of potential opportunities, but firms may have to play the long game.

New breed

22-May-2014

A number of law firm leaders have been newly elected recently: Freshfields, Clifford Chance, Travers Smith and Herbies  to name just a few. How big is the scale of their task?

Process and profit

20-May-2014

The Lawyer’s Management Awards has been a runaway success. It showcases excellence in the operational side of the business of law, from HR IT strategy and client relationship management to finance, training and business development. If you want to find out more, click on the links below.

South African goldmine

19-May-2014

Clyde & Co has entered the South African market with something of a bang. It has poached two partners from Linklaters’ ally Webber Wentzel to launch in Cape Town. Clydes has a habit of nabbing partners from Linklaters allies; it did the same in Australia

Sing sing sing

15-May-2014

Blame Gareth Malone. The legal profession’s first ever choral competition, Legal Harmony, is taking place in Southwark Cathedral this week. Competing for the ultimate prize, and raising money for their own charities, are Devonshires, Kingsley Napley, Norton Rose Fulbright, Sidley Austin, Travers Smith, Wragge Lawrence Graham and 23 Essex Street. Read some of the choir diaries and place your bets.

European 100 unveiled

14-May-2014

Now in its fifth year, The Lawyer European 100 is unveiled today. Find out who’s up and who’s down in our exclusive report, in which the top firms are ranked by revenue – plus, how much the top UK and US firms turn over in Europe. You can buy the full report online.

Training abroad

12-May-2014

Pinsent Masons’ move to set up a training contract focused on the Middle East underlines the commitment that firms have to make to grow their own talent, rather than relying on laterals. Hogan Lovells did the same in Moscow and Davis Polk in Hong Kong: who’s next?

External spend

9-May-2014

Sainsbury’s has added two more firms – KWMSJB and TLT – to its formal roster following its recent panel review, which was run jointly by the legal and procurement functions. See below for a selection of the most recent tenders.

A West End tale

8-May-2014

Davenport Lyons has been absorbed by the considerably smaller Mayfair firm Gordon Dadds following the former’s administration. It’s rocky times for small-to-medium sized firms, but West End practices have been feeling the pinch more than most.

Nothing more certain than taxes

2-May-2014

It’s not been the easiest time for salaried partners in LLPs. Their tax status has been queried by the HMRC following suggestions that they have been enjoying a ‘disguised salary’ status. Trouble is, official guidelines on how to deal with the issue have been woolly at best. Read ‘Tax Code Breakers’, our investigation into  how firms are coping with the headache, below.

Beware the bean counters

1-May-2014

EY has hired BLP’s former finance head to launch a financial services legal team. It follows the hire of an Addleshaws partner to kickstart a corporate practice and existing investment in Asia and an application for an ABS. Could EY be a force to be reckoned with in the legal market?

Dear Leaders

30-Apr-2014

Our weekly leadership interview regularly has among the highest views on our site. And no wonder; with profiles of the managing partners at top firms such as Olswang, DWF, RPC, Taylor Wessing and DLA Piper, you can get an inside track on what’s going on in private practice.

Barring mishaps

22-Apr-2014

We’ve had the silks round, but there other long-running themes emerging from our coverage of the bar. They include commercial court costs and criminal barristers’ struggle with the Ministry of Justice. Below is a selection of reports highlighting the current issues.

Promotion motion

16-Apr-2014

It’s that time of year when private practice firms announce their partner promotions. Who got lucky this year, and which sectors are firms investing in? See our reports below for just a sample of the promos that have happened already this season.

Top counsel

15-Apr-2014

From energy to telecoms, theatre to the internet business, The Lawyer interviews top in-house lawyers from diverse sectors and geographies every week. See our profiles below for a real insight into what the clients think.

Here come the oligarchs

14-Apr-2014

It’s not quite caught the public imagination in the way that the Berezovsky-Abramovich battle did, but the Ablyazov litigation is just as ferocious and has similarly high states. Next stop, the Supreme Court.

The colour is red

11-Apr-2014

The news that Jun He is in merger talks with Zhong Lun could mean a shake-up of the red circle, as the group of elite Chinese legal practices is known. As our reports over the last year make clear, Zhong Lun has been making ambitious moves for some time.

The kings of Africa

10-Apr-2014

Africa is routinely touted as the next promised land for law firms looking to develop their global business. But which local firms should you instruct? Our Africa Elite - the first survey of its kind - will give you all the insight you need.

The US middle men

9-Apr-2014

The mid-market is not just undergoing consolidation in the UK. Outside the Wall Street elite, merger talks between national firms are becoming common currency. Just look at the merry-go-round with Dentons, Squire Sanders, Patton Boggs and McKenna Long & Aldridge.

Debts and doubters

8-Apr-2014

For years, the legal profession was risk-averse. It meant that law firms rarely had recourse to bank debt, preferring to rely on partner capital. But as our exclusive survey makes clear, more than two-thirds of LLPs in the UK200 are now making use of debt as a management tool. Exactly how risky is it?

Student life

7-Apr-2014

The Lawyer’s sister title Lawyer 2B is the place to find out all news and analysis about graduate recruitment, legal education, trainee retention and career development. If you’re a student, then bookmark immediately for everything you need to know about becoming a lawyer.

Financial highlights

3-Apr-2014

Want to know the latest legal developments in banking and finance from all over the globe? Head over to our briefings section of the website and get yourself up to speed courtesy of DLA Piper, Arendt & Medernach, Conyers Dill & Pearman, Ogier and Schoenherr

Energetic in-housers

2-Apr-2014

There’s no doubt that energy specialists are in demand, and energy clients are the hottest in town. So when the likes of BP do a panel review, law firms scramble

Combination crazy

1-Apr-2014

The mania for mergers is not dying down, either at home or abroad. Such is the flood of them, it can be difficult to keep up. Refresh your memory by checking out our special Merger Watch section of the site

Managing the management

31-Mar-2014

The first Lawyer Management awards and conference last year was a resounding success. It’s part of our dedicated strand on law firm operational functions – also known as the people who help lawyers do their client work. If you’re senior in HR, IT, finance, facilities or BD, then this is the place for you

Constructing a response

28-Mar-2014

Our enormous briefings library is the best place to go to if you want up-to-the-minute summaries of latest legal developments. Here are some of the latest, from Mills & Reeve, Shoosmiths, NCTM, DLA Piper and Nabarro

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Winning women over

27-Mar-2014

All law firms are now taking diversity seriously, but the gender imbalance just won’t go away. Pinsent Masons and Herbert Smith Freehills are the latest firms to target greater female representation at senior levels. But are women simply voting with their feet?

Singapore shuffle

27-Mar-2014

Singapore is a hot destination for many international firms now, but what do the independent practices think? In an interview with The Lawyer Rajah & Tann’s managing partner Lee Eng Beng is insistent that staying local is the only way to go

Authority figures

26-Mar-2014

Public sector lawyers have a lot to put up with. First savage budget cuts, and now outsourcing giants like Capita are circling. But a few local authority legal teams are starting to fight back. Find out how by reading the stories below

Silky skills

25-Mar-2014

Who is the greatest silk of them all? You wouldn’t be far wrong if you said it was Dinah Rose QC. The Lawyer’s research shows that she’s the lawyers’ favourite for Supreme Court cases. Is Rose the new Sumption?

Winning women over

24-Mar-2014

All law firms are now taking diversity seriously, but the gender imbalance just won’t go away. Pinsent Masons and Herbert Smith Freehills are the latest firms to target greater female representation at senior levels. But are women simply voting with their feet?

Listing the listings

21-Mar-2014

Over the last few months the IPO market has really started to come back, whether in the US, London or Hong Kong. Good news, then, for Freshfields, DLAPiper, Davis Polk, Ashurst and Simpson Thacher, to name just a few of the firms scooping listing work

Especially for in-house

20-Mar-2014

Our treasure trove of briefings from law firms includes a host of practical tips aimed at in-house lawyers. From employment and cyber security to cloud computing and why e-discovery matters, our in-house readers will find plenty to chew over

M&A mayhem

19-Mar-2014

How do you find out what deals your competitors are advising on? By checking out our regular deals round-up, that’s how. With corporate work on the up, there’s plenty to discover

One for the Lusophiles

18-Mar-2014

Despite a rocky domestic market, Portuguese firms are spreading their wings internationally. Mozambique and Angola have long been areas of interest for historical reasons, but there have also been forays into Cameroon and East Timor

Let's talk about tax

17-Mar-2014

The Lawyer now has thousands of legal briefings online, and they’re being added to daily. Today we’re shining a the spotlight on Wragges, Nabarro, DLA Piper, Pillsbury and Chevalier & Sciales, which have all published their latest thoughts on tax developments

Managing partner interview

14-Mar-2014

Every week online The Lawyer runs an interview with a managing partner. The interviews now regularly make our top ten most-read stories. Find out all about the men and women in key leadership roles in private practice

Licensing laws

13-Mar-2014

Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Latham & Watkins, Norton Rose Fulbright and White & Case have successfully renewed their Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licences in Singapore, but Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has decided not to re-apply. Find out more below

Revamping at the top

12-Mar-2014

There’s a new generation at Slaughter and May, which has two new practice heads in Andy Ryde and Andrew McLean, who are replacing Frances Murphy and Paul Stacey. The elite firm is quietly reshaping itself

Desert storms

11-Mar-2014

The opportunities in Saudi are rich and varied for Western law firms. But they have historically been dependent on a volatile local market of sponsors in order to operate there. This week’s in-depth feature examines the pitfalls of opening an office in the desert kingdom – and keeping it open

Dollar bills

10-Mar-2014

The financial reporting season for US firms is well underway. Already there are significant variations across firms. What’s clear is that this is not going to be a vintage year. Steady as she goes…

Offshore gains

7-Mar-2014

Our annual survey of the top 30 offshore firms across the globe is required reading for anyone looking to refer work in that market. You can compare the growth of the top firms over the course of several years, and for more news and analysis go to our dedicated offshore section of the lawyer.com

Australian action

6-Mar-2014

The larger Australian firms have been striking out across the globe. But mid-tier firms have been busy too, and there’s a quiet wave of consolidation happening down under

Energy reserves

5-Mar-2014

Our briefings section is rich in content. Take energy, for example; there’s plenty going on in this dynamic sector, so check out the latest papers from Mills & Reeve, Stephenson Harwood, Taylor Wessing, Walker Morris and Wragge & Co

Taxing rules

4-Mar-2014

HMRC’s rules on partnership taxation have thrown many law firms into a flurry of activity. Since January, capital calls have become common and many junior partners have changed their status in order to comply with the new regulations

Dollar bills

3-Mar-2014

The financial reporting season for US firms is well underway. Already there are significant variations across firms. What’s clear is that this is not going to be a vintage year. Steady as she goes…

Making the cut

28-Feb-2014

Being appointed a QC is the pinnacle of many barristers’ careers. There are 100 new silks this year and five of them are solicitors. That number may be creeping up, but female representation has not

Seoul food

27-Feb-2014

Bird & Bird’s launch in Korea through a non-exclusive tie-up with Hwang Mok Park underlines continuing interest from UK firms in the jurisdiction. There are 20 international firms in Seoul already, but so far only four – Clifford Chance, DLA Piper, Herbert Smith Freehills and Linklaters – have boots on the ground.

Stirring Irwin

25-Feb-2014

Irwin Mitchell isn’t standing still. Along with its keen competitor Slater & Gordon, it has become one of the most acquisitive firms in the market. This month it opened its ninth office in the UK, in Southampton. Where all be the tenth?

Taking care

21-Feb-2014

The Guardian Care Home case, which centred on allegations that the Libor benchmark interest rate was manipulated, was one of The Lawyer’s top 20 cases of 2013. However, Barclays has levelled a series of challenges to the process and it has rumbled on into 2014. Catch up on the ins and outs here.

Job Watch

20-Feb-2014

Job mobility in the associate market is still high, particularly if you’re prepared to move for that promotion. You can find what’s being advertised on our job site, but check out our articles on current trends within sectors for the inside track.

Merger watching

19-Feb-2014

A month and a half into 2014 and mergers are still top of the news agenda. FFW has bolted on Heatons, while the latest LLP results are telling an interesting tale about different firm combinations. Which is the fairest of them all?

In-house meal deals

18-Feb-2014

The joys of working in-house are many, but what’s it like being surrounded by biscuits, crisps and ice cream as part of the job? Find out below as we interview in-house lawyers from companies that make eating their business

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HSF’s Asia losses continue as Tokyo M&A chief joins MoFo

17-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has suffered another departure from its Asian practice, with Tokyo corporate and M&A head James Robinson defecting to Morrison & Foerster (MoFo).

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Hamburg Bird & Bird lawyer under fire for alleged involvement in €137m embezzlement charge

17-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

A Hamburg-based Bird & Bird lawyer, and a former partner from the same office, have been drawn into a corruption trial involving one of their clients.

money

Bucks ABS expected to generate £400,000 profit for local authority over five years

17-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Buckinghamshire County Council has tasked its new alternative business structure (ABS) with generating profits of £400,000 over the next five years.

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Stories of the year: private equity moves continue in August

17-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Readers remained heated in August, as the storm surrounding marketing professionals’ salaries raged on. Meanwhile, Cooley was busy making informal job offers to a number of Edwards Wildman Palmer partners, and Nabarro began offering fixed fee deals to clients across its litigation practice.

BT

Clifford Chance, Freshfields and Norton Rose Fulbright on call for £12.5bn BT EE acquisition

16-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is leading negotiations for BT on a £12.5bn deal to acquire telecoms operator EE, whose joint owners Orange and Deutsche Telekom are being represented by Norton Rose Fulbright and Clifford Chance.

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Feeling the long arm of the regulators

8-Dec-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

We finish 2014 with our analysis of the global litigation and investigations market – the Global Litigation Top 50.

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The bar is being raised in-house. Good.

1-Dec-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

A lot of things unite in-house lawyers. Overwork is one; lack of resources is another.

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Buckinghamshire ABS given £400k profit target

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This year has been the year when the promise of local authority alternative business structures (ABSs) finally came good.

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