Shearman’s Yukos: the epic pay day


Big days don’t come much bigger than the one Shearman & Sterling enjoyed late last week, when the firm triumphed in its decade-long, $50bn arbitration battle for Yukos shareholders against the Russian state.

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PwC targets Australasia with legal services launch


Accountancy giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has set its sights on the Australian and Asia Pacific legal markets with the launch of a local legal arm

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Taking the Eurozone crisis to court


Last year Cypriot investors were horrified to learn that their government had agreed to a “haircut” on bank savings in order to bail the country out of the economic crisis it found itself in

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Matt Byrne

Pay more, perform better


This week there’s more on the rumbling marketing pay row. In case you missed our news story about the £477,000 marketing directors – and the opinion article from Pinsent Masons’ director of communications ...

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Jonathan Ames

This week’s top 15 legal briefings - 31 August 2014

31-Aug-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Commercial disputes are often – indeed, normally – fraught affairs, with the parties on both sides more interested in tearing out each other’s throats than sitting down for a nice cup of tea. Historically, the judiciary has actively or passively condoned that confrontational behaviour. But a recent English Queen’s Bench Division ruling is being hailed as a potential turning point, with litigants in the future increasingly likely to be obliged at least to try to play nicely with each ...

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The many approaches to panel reviews


No two panel reviews are the same. And a couple of in-house teams that have unveiled new panels over the past week demonstrate this fact all too well.

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​DLA, Hogan Lovells and Shearman: the long road to new client wins

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Developing new client relationships takes time. Particularly if you’re targeting a very specific sort of business.But last week, a number of firms demonstrated the array of proactive approaches that can be taken to build that coveted client base.Take Hogan Lovells, for instance. Last week it emerged that the firm was working on its

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A summer of settlements ends Clydes, Lehman battles


You wait all year for a big case to settle then two come at once.

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