Olswang is moving fast to extend its international reach - and about time too...
Turnover (£m): 92.6...
Bird & Bird will no doubt be trembling at the news that tech rival Olswang has opened in Madrid (see story).
While launches swept the Continent this year, with boutiques and new offices springing up all over, 2011 was also marked by the passing of many leading figures on the legal scene.
Owner or underling? The intricacies and politics of partnership status are about to escalate...
Partners in Paris are moving around like never before. Joanne Harris scrutinises the French capital’s recruitment market...
Funny how certain names crop up and, when they do, resonate.
Ah, July. Ah, holidays.
Firms shortlisted for The Lawyer Awards upped their game in a grim market, with imagination and hard work the watchwords...
If anyone is looking for evidence that litigation is recession-proof, check out the stats for US litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.
Continental Capital Markets SA v GFI Holdings Ltd & Ors...
As team GB law firms bulk up for the global challenge, mergers have transformed this year’s rankings – with some surprising results...
Corporate may be stuck in the global doldrums but the teams up for this year’s The Lawyer Awards remained admirably calm in the face of adversity.
The biggest event on earth needs the biggest and best legal support. Meet the lawyers taking on the Olympian task...
Like all US presidents before him, President Barack Obama was subject to a deluge of scrutiny as politicians and pundits alike tried to assess his first 100 days in office three years ago. It is not a purely Rooseveltian idea: les cent jours concept originated in France during Napoleonic times.
Not many lawyers can claim to have taken on movie mogul George Lucas and won, but that is exactly what SC Andrew name partner Seamus Andrew did in 2011.
Wragge & Co competition head Bernadine Adkins had a standout 2011.
2011 saw the SRA called in to investigate three high-profile cases of alleged expenses fraud, while negligence actions abounded and the phone-hacking scandal dominated the headlines...
In another sign that everything is actually okay now and we can stop worrying about our jobs, mortgages, career prospects and general mental health, Olswang has granted its potential trainees of the future an extra 12 months off.
The film The King’s Speech has only been out since 7 January but has already established itself as a critical and commercial success and must be a shoo-in for an Oscar or two.
News and Analysis