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.
The amount that Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer expects to pay to fund current partners’ pensions fell in the 2013/14 financial year, despite the firm’s total future commitment to retired partners continuing to hover around the £1bn mark.
The High Court has found in favour of a Clyde & Co client who claimed that a typo in a Companies House document forced his business into administration.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has been appointed as the main adviser for High Speed Two (HS2), the developer of Britain’s new north-south high speed train line.
Virgin Media’s in-house team has successfully fought off the latest in a string of nine patent infringement claims brought by US technology company Rovi, with the claim withdrawn before hitting the courts.
KPMG’s general counsel Vanessa Sharp is set to quit her role in May to seek new opportunities.
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.