LND: Addleshaws set to merge with Scottish heavyweight Maclays


Addleshaw Goddard has negotiated a merger deal with Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens, dependent on a partnership vote, The Lawyer understands.

Bryan Cave to focus on three key areas after firmwide strategic review


Bryan Cave has completed a long-term strategic review, with the US firm placing emphasis on three main areas such as thought leadership, sector focus and diversity.

Ashurst rakes in £12m on Crossrail development work


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.

Goodwin Procter's Evans: "Germany was the right next step"


Having spearheaded Goodwin Procter’s London launch four years ago, City chair David Evans is keen to recreate the firm’s success over in Germany

LND: Firms struggling with disability diversity as disclosure remains an issue


Disability remains the most under-represented diversity strand in the legal profession, with fewer than 1 per cent of lawyers at the largest firms reporting having a disability of any kind

Latest News


European moves: 25 November 2015

25-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.


Dentons expansion continues with Luxembourg tie-up

25-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons has announced its fifth merger of 2015, confirming a tie-up with Luxembourg firm OPF Partners.

Law rocks

Inaugural Middle East Law Rocks pushes funds raised towards $1.5m


The legal market battle of the bands Law Rocks broke new ground last week, as the London-based event landed in Dubai, a move that has helped the charity event close in on a record total fundraising of $1.5m.


Gleiss Lutz replaces Loges with duo of managing partners

25-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

German firm Gleiss Lutz has elected Alexander Schwarz and Michael Arnold as co-managing partners to replace outgoing chief Rainer Loges, who is stepping down after eight years in the role.

Read more



Osborne deals a boost and a blow


It is the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on Wednesday which makes this a big week for big numbers.

Read more

Editor's Picks

Catrin Griffiths

German lessons

23-Nov-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

International firms have been reviewing their operations in Germany, with mixed results.  Sidley Austin, Orrick and Shearman & Sterling have all downsized, while others, such as Pinsent Masons, Fieldfisher, Reed Smith and Greenberg Traurig, have leapt upon hiring opportunities. Frankfurt no longer exerts the biggest pull; place your bets on Munich instead.

Read more