Britain’s fintech sector is growing fast as entrepreneurs provide slick alternatives to traditional banking, with all its fees. Now law firms are trying to get in on the act, an increasing number offering free advice to start-ups.
A White & Case client has been hit with a bill of around $400,000 thanks to the firm “inadvertently” failing to protect the identities of key experts in a sensitive arbitration, The Lawyer has learned.
New UK lender Nava Finance has appointed Paul Hastings and Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) as its “strategic legal partners” as it looks to build its business following regulatory approval earlier this year.
There is something strange happening in the legal market. A new breed of law firm is emerging – not the traditional geared partnership structure but a small agile animal that is highly specialised in its feeding habits: the boutique law firm. Unlike the traditional full service model, boutique firms are typically highly specialised, run by senior lawyers and characterised by low gearing.
Matrix Chambers’ Alison Macdonald is one of seven new star silks interviewed by The Lawyer this year. When The Lawyer interviewed Alison Macdonald on her ascent to silk she was in the midst of a five-week case in Hamburg, at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, representing Ghana in a complex maritime […]