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Culture, challenge and change

26-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Cultural change in the legal market is often slow - but usually critical.

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The truth about US firms in London: they’ve come further than you think

18-May-2015

To what extent are US firms embedded within the UK corporate landscape?

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The many ways to make a global elite

11-May-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Today’s cover story plotting the international office growth of Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters reveals some startling statistics.

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Firms call competition into play

5-May-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Competition partner Paula Riedel’s departure from Linklaters to Kirkland & Ellis last week generated considerable reader interest.

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KWM’s resurgence will be built on real estate

27-Apr-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Eye-catching defections tend to be from corporate or finance departments, so it was a nice change for us to report last week a notable news story in real estate, a practice area that – outside magic circle firms’ covert downsizing – rarely sees dramatic team moves.

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Learn from Gibson Dunn: get your crisis control plan in place

20-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

When Gibson Dunn & Crutcher reported itself to the SRA last month it was sending a clear message: we’re acting decisively, quickly and we’re on top of this nightmare.

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Onwards and upwards for DLA Piper?

13-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Nearly four years after DLA Piper hired Tony Angel, the former Linklaters managing partner is calling it quits.

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Independent firms can still be global

6-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Independence does not rule a firm out of top-level cross-border mandates.

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Africa has arrived – the signs are in private equity

30-Mar-2015

Much of the existing analysis of Africa as a legal market has centred on infrastructure projects and natural resources.

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Invest in operations professionals

23-Mar-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Prophets of change in the legal industry seem doomed to disappointment. Over the past two decades law firms have not torn up their structures; rather, change has been cultural

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Cross-border referrals don’t come easy

16-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Referral relationships are key to success, whatever the size of your firm.

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Recruitment system is now at risk

9-Mar-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Last week’s news of SRA plans to withdraw from the Graduate Recruitment Code touched a nerve.

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The big squeeze on office costs

2-Mar-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Are you reading this while snugly ensconced in your warehouse-sized corner office? Does that make you a dinosaur? Yep, probably.

Matt Byrne

Addressing law’s need for change

23-Feb-2015 | By Matt Byrne

This week’s feature on Royal Mail offers a master class in cultural change.

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Exclusive: Olswang general counsel Callander departs following CEO appointment

27-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang general counsel Simon Callandar is leaving the firm following a series of management changes, The Lawyer can reveal.

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Challenger bank Hampshire Trust hires first director of legal from CAF

27-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Challenger bank Hampshire Trust Bank has hired Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) director of legal Ann Doan as its first director of legal and compliance.

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Charter and Time Warner Cable turn to raft of US firms for $78m merger

26-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

A raft of US firms are representing Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable (TWC) as the pair merge in a $78.7bn deal. 

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Quinn Emanuel launches in Shanghai with white collar Kirkland hire

26-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is set to launch an office in Shanghai through the hire of Kirkland & Ellis’ Asia government enforcement and investigations head Samuel Williamson.

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Exclusive: Linklaters in talks to introduce gated equity in lockstep overhaul

26-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Linklaters is once again mulling a shake-up of its lockstep with plans to introduce gates to equity “discussed widely” at the firm’s partner conference in Edinburgh in April, according to insiders.

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Floating your boat

21-May-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Everyone thought Irwin Mitchell would be doing it soon, but it looks as if Gateley will beat the national firm to the punch. Gateley is actively preparing an IPO. It’s notable not least because Gateley – unlike Irwin Mitchell and Slater & Gordon, the Aussie-listed company that took over RJW three years ago – is not a personal injury outfit. Will Gateley genuinely be the pathfinder for commercial law firms?

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