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LMI: Healthcare, life sciences and pharma in the spotlight

The healthcare, life sciences and pharmaceutical sector yields an enormous amount of work for lawyers, both in-house and private practice, covering an array of corporate, commercial and contentious work. The Lawyer’s market intelligence tool, LMI, has assembled all public information on these firms.

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New networking group for TMT lawyers launched

Olswang and a group of its clients have launched a new network for technology, media and telecoms lawyers. The BBC, BBC Worldwide and Vodafone have partnered with the City firm to found the TMT peer network, which officially launched with a networking event earlier this autumn. The network is open to all TMT lawyers and can […]

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Seeking: GC with GSOH, stubborn streak, must love spreadsheets

Like a lot of GCs and purveyors of legal services, I’ve had arguably more than my fair share of attending in-house corporate counsel forums, conferences, roundtables and even grandly named summits.  It’s easy to get battle-weary of these when one hears the regular call to arms to ‘be more commercial’, ‘get closer to the business’ […]

Behind the deal: Why Tullett Prebon’s deal with ICAP was a tough gig for its new GC

Seven months into his new role at Tullett Prebon, general counsel Philip Price was already finalising a deal with rival broker ICAP on the acquisition of its voice broking business.  For Price, this was the first major transaction he was involved in since joining Tullett Prebon as its new group general counsel, having left his […]

Shoosmiths recognised as a law firm of choice for FTSE250

Shoosmiths has been ranked the 14th ‘best-connected’ law firm in terms of its ties with businesses in the FTSE250, according to a recent survey by The Lawyer. The firm has been recognised as one of the favourite law firms of mid-cap market companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, and the ranking reflects the firms’ […]

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Clifford Chance instructed to oversee Conservative party bullying inquiry

Clifford Chance partner Simon Davis has been instructed by the Conservative party to oversee its investigation into allegations of bullying in the party. The instruction follows criticism the internal inquiry, previously led by barrister Edward Legard, was not independent. Davis has been brought in to oversee a new inquiry and report to the party board, […]

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Revealed: DLA Piper has highest number of business services staff worldwide

The optimum ratio of fee-earners to business services staff for UK-headquartered firms is 0.7:1, exclusive new research by The Lawyer has revealed. The data, which forms the basis of the new UK 200: Business Services report, highlights how firms across the market are finding ways of working more efficiently, including examining staffing ratios. It includes […]

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Four reasons to put the revolution on pause

Before making radical changes based on the latest scare theory about the future of the legal profession, consider what is best for your firm and clients In recent years the legal sector has been carpet-bombed by supposedly knock-out theories about the future; Big Law is dead, you must be global or niche, partnerships are incapable […]

Karanović & Nikolić set to host event on Macedonian tax changes

Together with the German-Macedonian Business Association, Karanović & Nikolić will be hosting a joint event on 26 November 2015 in Skopje. The presentation will focus on recent tax changes in Macedonia. Lawyers and tax experts Tanja Unguran and Ljupka Noveska will be lecturing on the issues of corporate income tax and double taxation treaties, outlining […]

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Irwin Mitchell and Thomas Eggar confirm £250m merger

Irwin Mitchell has announced it will merge with Thomas Eggar in a move which will create a £250m firm with more than 270 partners. Currently, Irwin Mitchell operates from 11 offices across the country but the merger will see it gain a further six. The deal will provide Irwin Mitchell with its first footing in […]

Bryan Cave to focus on three key areas after firmwide strategic review

Bryan Cave has completed a long-term strategic review, with the US firm placing emphasis on three main areas such as thought leadership, sector focus and diversity.  London managing partner Carol Osborne said the firm wanted to be “best in class” in three practice areas, with investment being made in the financial services, agribusiness and real […]

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