Matt Byrne

High society: Canada braces for cannabis M&A boom

The recreational drugs trade is rarely thought of as a sector for M&A lawyers to capitalise on, but in Canada that is exactly what is happening. The Canadian government has just introduced laws that will legalise marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes, creating opportunities for lawyers to act on M&A deals for companies looking to […]

Ronnie Fox
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Gender pay gap reporting: a Wombat?

As the deadline for gender pay gap reporting draws to a close, the question is whether it will help the legal profession to progress towards achieving widely-shared objectives or whether it is just another regulatory burden with which solicitors must cope.

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Kirkland breaks $300m barrier in record City financials

Kirkland & Ellis’ London office revenue grew by almost 50 per cent in 2017 to a new record of $300m, The Lawyer understands. The rise makes it the second-largest US law firm in London on current data behind White & Case. The rise in 2017 follows a much smaller increase the year before, when Kirkland’s […]

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Hyundai case study: Car trouble

Hyundai’s legal team turned a problem with greydealers into a brand and financial win-win for its customers and the business. Here’s how In early 2016, members of the sales department at car manufacturer Hyundai began to notice something odd: the official registration data from various countries, in particular France, showed a significant increase in the […]

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The largest law firm real estate practice in the world is…

Dentons has the largest real estate team in the world, new data from The Lawyer has revealed, but the firm faces stiff competition in the global rankings thanks to accelerating consolidation. The global firm, which just last week merged with another seven firms across Africa, the Caribbean and South East Asia, has 375 partners who […]

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Tech will transform the global real estate legal market: true or false?

Later this month The Lawyer will publish its analysis of the global real estate legal market, which will assess the impact of technology on the world’s largest international real estate legal practices and their clients. The Lawyer’s Global Real Estate 50 2018 report, which focuses specifically on property tech, will include the results of a survey of […]

David Morley

Of the magic circle, A&O is getting the age issue right

Clifford Chance and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have twice as many partners aged 61 or over as Linklaters and three times as many as Allen & Overy, new data from The Lawyer reveals. The same two firms also have significantly more partners in the 56-60 age bracket than their closest rivals. At Clifford Chance 11 per […]

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