Lengthy discussions over Arm’s multibillion-dollar listing proved fruitful for its advisers as the legal fees wracked up ahead of its Nasdaq float. Since Arm’s parent company SoftBank announced in February 2022 that plans to sell to NVIDIA had fallen through, all eyes were on Arm to complete its IPO now valued at $54.5bn (£44bn). For the […]
Boodle Hatfield has joined a raft of firms that have confirmed they will be switching their financial year-end to 31 March due to HMRC’s new tax rules, joining Mishcon de Reya, Macfarlanes, Burness Paul and Weightmans. The new rules will cause administrative headaches for finance teams as they enable HMRC to tax a business’ profits in the […]
Three years after pledging to reward a panel firm for its diversity efforts, BT has made good on its promise and automatically reappointed one of its advisers. BT Group has crowned Addleshaw Goddard as having the best diversity and inclusion (D&I) track record among its existing legal panel, which automatically wins the firm a spot […]
Magic circle firm Allen & Overy is mulling a sale of its legal risk management division prior to its merger with Shearman & Sterling. Aosphere is part of A&O’s advanced delivery and solutions offering, which also includes A&O consulting and flexi-lawyer business Peerpoint. Divisions performed well over the last financial year, with revenue across this […]
Addleshaw Goddard’s longstanding managing partner is to stand down from his leadership role one year early. John Joyce, the firm’s former head of business support and restructuring, has led the firm since 2014. He was re-elected for a second term in 2017 and then a third term was obtained during the Covid-19 pandemic. Joyce was always […]
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Read this report in order to understand: How key changes in the market are transforming the role of in-house teams Current attitudes and level of adoption of artificial intelligence tools Organisations’ approach to a flexible working culture Projected spend on external legal counsel over the next five years Feedback on quality of service received from […]
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This report contains: an overview of the UK corporate market in 2022 analysis of financial performance at the top 50 City firms ranked by UK-generated corporate revenue a focus on the energy and infrastructure (E&I) sector which remains active during a year of deals slowdown
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A period of radical change has descended on the profession, with firms contending with a raft of organisational challenges. Major tax reforms are underway for the 2023/24 year, with many firms expected to issue cash calls to satisfy the income tax bills from HM Revenue & Customs. But this one-off hit is little compared with […]
How many people does it take to keep lawyers honest? For the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) the answer is 646. That’s how many people were employed by the body that regulates solicitors across England and Wales as of October 2022, with headcount having grown by nearly 50 since 2018. In turn, those 646 members of […]
The reimagining of the office is a hallmark of the post-pandemic era. In 2022, law firms took 1.5m sq ft of space in London, a new record, according to Knight Frank. And this isn’t a phenomenon confined to the capital: from Glasgow to Plymouth, law firms are leading the climate-friendly office revolution. The upcoming The […]
Firms are starting to pour investment into legal tech, but the same cannot be said for their clients
The Republic of Mozambique has succeeded in keeping its litigation over the ‘tuna bonds’ scandal alive amid an attempt by Privinvest Shipbuilding to seek a partial stay of proceedings. The shipbuilding company was funded by a range of creditors, including Credit Suisse, to develop an exclusive economic zone around the Mozambique coast to develop tuna […]
CMS is the latest firm to launch an outpost in the Saudi Arabian capital. The Lawyer understands the firm has just received its licence to open from the Saudi government and is in the process of hiring a team. CMS joins a spate of firms that are looking to launch in Saudi Arabia. In July, […]
A decade after its last flurry of UK office launches, TLT is set to open in Birmingham. It will be the seventh UK office for TLT, which has long maintained a UK focus while forging strategic alliances with European firms. TLT said it has plans to house around 60 people in the city, with the […]
Trowers & Hamlins has increased borrowings from £6m to £11.3m to finance necessary investments to ensure it can remain independent. The senior leadership team told The Lawyer it wants to grow to retain and attract the best talent, but that it is not looking at a merger. The firm has instead been investing in new […]
Successful candidates who directly apply for a role at Yorkshire law firm Lupton Fawcett will now receive an onboarding bonus of up to 20 per cent of their annual salary. The initiative has been launched in an attempt to cut out the middleman – such as recruitment agencies and headhunting firms – to attract candidates […]
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