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Despite the boasts of flat hierarchies, solicitors still enjoy privileges of rank within law firms
Which of the magic circle can truly claim to be global?
The move of Matthew Arnold & Baldwin’s banking team turned Dentons into one of the City’s most oft-used firms, but court roles could dwindle.
Deep-pocketed claimant firms are growing in number in the UK, but it is the defendant giants who are riding the current litigation wave
Simmons & Simmons and Ashurst must find a willing bedfellow – preferably in the US
Kirkland is not where you will find the highest efficiencies in the litigation game. For those, turn your attentions to Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Clifford Chance is advising Swedish carmaker Volvo on its planned listing, as the group looks to raise approximately $2.8bn. The IPO, on Nasdaq Stockholm, will entail new shares issued by Volvo Cars, which is owned by Chinese-headquartered Geely. It is expected to raise $2.8bn alongside the sale of its parent company’s shares. Geely became a […]
Linklaters has started the internal process to reform its lockstep, with proposals being scoped out among the partnership. Reviewing the lockstep has been a priority of the new leadership, senior partner Aedamar Comiskey and managing partner Paul Lewis, ever since they campaigned during the elections last spring and officially took their roles in July. The […]
Shoosmiths has anointed a new CEO as Simon Boss steps down after just three years.
Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has upped its newly-qualified lawyer salaries in London to $202,500, with changes made to its trainee rates too. The shift will be effective from this month, with the amount in GBP corresponding to about £147,603. Since the figure was previously £118,000, it marks an increase of 25 per cent. The move […]
Osborne Clarke has selected BPP as its partner of choice to put its future trainees through the new Solicitors Qualification Exam (SQE). The firm already sent its future joiners to BPP for the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course; now those courses are being phased out, trainees and solicitor apprentices will take the […]
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is replenishing its London private equity ranks with a three-lawyer team from Vinson & Elkins, The Lawyer can reveal. The US firm has taken on corporate partners Federico Fruhbeck and Robert Dixon, as well as counsel Alice Brogi. Upon joining, Fruhbeck will become head of private equity in Europe and co-chair […]
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