A handful of firms have realised that effective alumni networks can help solve longstanding problems of resource allocation – and the likes of Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy are putting structures in place to mine it.
Two findings from The Lawyer’s research this week are significant in challenging market perceptions around career paths and sector investment. The first is that US firms with a mature trainee programme are not, in fact, promoting them into partnership. This is not welcome news for junior lawyers with career ambitions at US firms; Latham & […]
German titan Noerr carried off the title European Law Firm of the Year last night at a sparkling ceremony in London’s Grosvenor House in an evening that shone the spotlight on emerging talent across the Continent. Noerr, which was the clear winner in the German category, carried off the European accolade after judges praised its […]
In what is thought to be the first senior move from law to public affairs, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer competition veteran John Davies is to leave the magic circle firm in April to join Brunswick Group as a senior adviser. ‘I’ve seen how competition investigations into both deals and corporate behaviour are becoming more “political“ as […]
Given that we are apparently obliged to contemplate Brexit until the great trumpet sounds, let’s consider some of the consequences of the referendum that we’re seeing winding through the courts. There are three Brexit-related pieces of litigation in The Lawyer Top 20 Cases 2019. As noted in today’s cover feature. Brick Court barristers are on […]
There is both relief and nervousness in the upper management floors. Relief that 2018 turned out to be a year in which law firms were busier and more profitable than ever, and yet an inescapable feeling that financial stability could be jeopardised by two things: the prospect of a no-deal Brexit and a possible recession […]
Lawyers from the top European firms will converge on Grosvenor House on Tuesday 19th March 2019, for The Lawyer European Awards – an unrivalled celebration of excellence across the Continent. The shortlist, published today, spans firms large and small, from European giants to specialist boutiques. Last year Danish firm Kromann Reumert was crowned European Law […]