Next Monday sees the publication of The Lawyer’s Global Litigation Top 50, our annual review of the year in international disputes.
The Court of Appeal has issued a stern warning to litigators in a landmark ruling this morning, taking a hard line on lawyers that fail to comply with judicial directions.
What has financier Nathaniel Rothschild got in common with strip club owner Peter Stringfellow? We know you’re thinking highlights and thongs, but you’d be mistaken.
The past few weeks have been a legal and financial rollercoaster for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and its client Deutsche Bank.
High-profile cases have been rearing their heads this week with Plebgate and the David Miranda case both hitting headlines again as well as news of $3bn of claims filed – and lost - against the Kazakhstan government.
The High Court has issued a stinging judgment against Clifford Chance client Excalibur, ordering it to to surrender the £17.5m it put up as security for costs to its courtroom opponents, Texas Keystone and Gulf Keystone, as an interim payment.
A heavyweight roster of firms along with the British Government swung into action in a Texas courtroom last week to help BP challenge a US ban on it bidding for federal government contracts.
Chinese firm Jun He is being sued by two domestic rivals, Commerce & Finance and Jingtian & Gongcheng, over its adviser role in the Sino-Forest’s independent investigation.
Litigation is an engine room of firms’ earnings but many clients, keen to keep a grip on the purse-strings, are forcing a reworking of fee arrangements
The hourly rate is fast becoming an anachronism and firms must heed client warnings and foster more flexible solutions, say general counsel
A round-up of some of the most prominent corporate and litigation work that has been keeping offshore lawyers busy