“I’ll miss the unexpected,” says Pinsents’ outgoing MP David Ryan

21-Nov-2014

Why would anybody want to be a law firm managing partner? Most people would run screaming from a role that involves trying to reach a consensus from a group of lawyers.

Eversheds confirms US merger ambitions

20-Nov-2014

It’s been a long time on the back burner but finally Eversheds has given the green light to its potentially transformative plans to seek a US merger partner.

JP Morgan chases a hard bargain on latest panel review

19-Nov-2014

Creative and aggressive - are these the qualities needed to win a spot on a big bank legal panel? Apparently so, according to JP Morgan Chase.

EDF Energy overhauls in-house career progression to mirror private practice

18-Nov-2014

In-house career progression is a well-known bugbear for lawyers, which is why, as we reveal today, EDF Energy has overhauled its career development structure.

Morgan Lewis rejects merger, hires 227 Bingham partners

17-Nov-2014

Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Bingham McCutchen’s negotiations have finally concluded. The result has not been a merger, or in fact a takeover, but a vote to admit 227 out of the 307 Bingham partners into its fold.

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Squire Patton Boggs and Bonelli collaborate on Rai Way €280m Italian IPO

21-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Squire Patton Boggs and Italian firm Bonelli Erede Pappalardo have advised Italian transmission tower operator Rai Way on its €280m (£222m) IPO this week on the Italian stock exchange.

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Uber hires Hogan Lovells to advise on internal privacy investigation

21-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Hogan Lovells has been appointed by Uber Technologies to conduct an in-depth review of its existing data privacy program following criticism about an Uber executive snooping on a journalist.

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Clifford Chance advises bondholders pursuing unpaid Ukrainian bond coupon

21-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance partner Jared Grubb is advising a group of bondholders seeking $2m from Ukrainian bank VAB Bank after it failed to pay out a coupon due to new Ukrainian foreign currency restrictions.

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Collyer Bristow settles Rangers fight for £24m

21-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Collyer Bristow has settled its dispute with Scottish football club Rangers for £24m, bringing an end to the long-running litigation over fees the firm was paid following a controversial 2011 takeover. 

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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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Big data, big problems

17-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.

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