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The LCIA: New rules and new frontiers

19-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The LCIA is changing, but is it moving quickly enough?


Too much, too soon? Linder Myers' acquisitive path to administration

13-Feb-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Manchester-based Linder Myers has spent the last few years acquiring distressed assets. Now the firm is on the hunt for a rescue-merger to pull it back from the brink.

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Jeremy Gauntlett: Meet Mandela's man

10-Feb-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Kate Beioley talks Mandela, democracy and the rule of law with Brick Court Chambers’ latest recruit, Jeremy Gauntlett.


What next for Dundas and CMS?

16-Dec-2013 | By Kate Beioley

CMS Cameron McKenna and Dundas & Wilson partners have said yes to a £277m-tie-up that will go live in May 2014. Here Kate Beioley looks at what the future holds for the combined entity.


Analysis: Exodus forces BLP to a crossroads of identity

4-Nov-2013 | By Kate Beioley

If Berwin Leighton Paisner is to halt the stream of senior partner departures, it needs to make up its mind about its true focus and channel resources accordingly. By Kate Beioley

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Elections loom at Addleshaws

22-Oct-2012 | By James Swift

Addleshaws is bracing itself for what could be a tough fight for the senior partner job

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IBA Conference: Bar talk

15-Oct-2012 | By Joanne Harris, Yun Kriegler, Ruth Green

Thousands of lawyers descended on Dublin last week for the annual International Bar Association conference. Of course, The Lawyer was there too, to bring you the inside knowledge

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K&L Gates boss still thinking big after all these years

1-Oct-2012 | By Lucy Burton

Peter Kalis, longstanding chairman of ever-expanding US firm K&L Gates, has just signed up for yet another four-year term in the job. Does the man never fancy a break? Lucy Burton finds out


The odd couple

24-Sep-2012 | By Joshua Freedman

On the face of it Field Fisher Waterhouse has the most to gain from a possible merger with Osborne Clarke, but given their differences it’s a long shot


Freshfields' sporting bet

17-Sep-2012 | By Joshua Freedman

Marathon Olympics gives Freshfields chance to sprint ahead

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Irwin Mitchell, Parabis green lights may shift ABS logjam

3 September 2012 | By Sam Chadderton

Twenty-two down, 167 to go - the ABS revolution is coming, but with more of a rumble than a big bang

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Pension Risk — market update: July 2014 download subscription

Allen & Overy 22-Jul-2014

This year is expected to be a bumper year for pension risk transfer in the UK.

Bermuda introduces unprecedented changes to legislation on settlor reserved powers download subscription

Conyers Dill & Pearman 22-Jul-2014

The Trusts (Special Provisions) Amendment Act 2014 provides certainty regarding how far settlors can go without calling the validity of the trust structure into question.

Squatters’ rights — does crime pay? download subscription

Gateley 22-Jul-2014

The High Court has recently held that an adverse possession claim can be based on criminal trespass.


Regulatory and Compliance Analysis


Review of the year: month by month


The year will be remembered for redundancies and consolidation, as firms looked to cut costs and reduce overheads. 


Lacking Middle Eastern promise

17-Jun-2013 | By Joshua Freedman

A tough Middle East market means setting up an outpost there requires an alternative approach


Bingham develops its City link video

10-Jun-2013 | By Matt Byrne

As the US firm turns 40 in London, its strategy of expanding slowly is paying off

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Regulatory and Compliance Opinion

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The in-house lawyers' view from the Balkans


Earlier this year South East European firm Karanovic & Nikolic carried out a survey of in-house counsel in its region.

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Outflanked in this War of the Roses

21-Jul-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

A few weeks ago I asked why Leeds seemed to have fallen off the pace compared to other regional cities’ legal offerings.


Charlie Geffen: PEP should be an outcome not an objective


Partner remuneration should contribute to a positive culture and transparent business practices, not be fixated on PEP 

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