Cultural change in the legal market is often slow - but usually critical.
To what extent are US firms embedded within the UK corporate landscape?
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.
Competition partner Paula Riedel’s departure from Linklaters to Kirkland & Ellis last week generated considerable reader interest.
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.
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.
Nearly four years after DLA Piper hired Tony Angel, the former Linklaters managing partner is calling it quits.
Independence does not rule a firm out of top-level cross-border mandates.
Much of the existing analysis of Africa as a legal market has centred on infrastructure projects and natural resources.
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
Referral relationships are key to success, whatever the size of your firm.
Last week’s news of SRA plans to withdraw from the Graduate Recruitment Code touched a nerve.
Are you reading this while snugly ensconced in your warehouse-sized corner office? Does that make you a dinosaur? Yep, probably.
This week’s feature on Royal Mail offers a master class in cultural change.
Olswang general counsel Simon Callandar is leaving the firm following a series of management changes, The Lawyer can reveal.
Challenger bank Hampshire Trust Bank has hired Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) director of legal Ann Doan as its first director of legal and compliance.
A raft of US firms are representing Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable (TWC) as the pair merge in a $78.7bn deal.
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.
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.
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?