SJ Berwin senior partner Stephen Kon has spoken about how the client shift from West to East has propelled his firm to combine with Asia Pacific giant King & Wood Mallesons - which goes live today (1 November).
Tony Angel on the future of legal services: more investment, better technology, bigger footprint video
The global co-chairman of the world’s largest law firm, DLA Piper’s Tony Angel, is targeting significant growth in China and Asia along with potential expansion to other emerging economies such as Africa and South America over the next decade.
Allen & Overy (A&O) senior partner David Morley says the world’s top firms will need to reinvent themselves over the next decade if they are to remain competitive.
Misys general counsel Tom Kilroy is leaving the software company to join listed biotechnology company Genus next month.
As the US firm turns 40 in London, its strategy of expanding slowly is paying off
Hundreds of lawyers gathered outside the Houses of Parliament on 22 May to protest against the government’s legal aid cuts.
Telefonica UK’s general counsel Edward Smith has shaken up the company’s in-house legal team, taking advantage of two departures to promote internally and change the structure of the group.
3 Hare Court silk James Dingemans QC, who played a leading role in the launch of the Inner Temple’s diversity outreach scheme, is one of the three latest appointments to the High Court.
Walkers’ recently-elected managing partner Ingrid Pierce has spoken of the way the offshore sector is reviewing its transparency and corporate governance laws in a video interview with The Lawyer.
K&L Gates chief Peter Kalis renews his attack on the Swiss Verein model of law firm growth, disputing whether there has been a growing “market acceptance” for the structure.
Cuts and redundancies
Stephenson Harwood has axed 15 per cent of its secretarial jobs, as a result of a redundancy consultation which kicked off last month (5 February 2014).
Dentons Canada has picked up 46 lawyers from collapsed Canadian firm Heenan Blaikie, weeks after DLA Piper pulled out of a deal to acquire a 70-strong team.
Ince & Co has launched a redundancy consultation with 10 shipping and finance fee-earners and six secretarial staff.