Alternative fee arrangements have become an option for in-house departments
The firm is rebuilding its corporate practice with a series of major hires
Recent winners of The Lawyer’s top European prize have profited from exceptional circumstances, but the future looks a very different kind of exceptional
Crypto fraud jumped by a third last year, now the litigators await the fallout
The bottom of the UK200 is fading from existence
Falling revenues and net profits means the merger options are falling for smaller firms
We’re back with the latest episode of The Lawyer podcast. This week, has the music stopped for leveraged finance? Deputy editor Rachel Moloney joins editor Catrin Griffiths to assess what the recession is doing to all those expensive hires. Litigation editor Christian Smith talks about lawyers’ obligations and the SRA’s new guidance on SLAPPs – […]
A Kirkland & Ellis partner is joining Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson as the latter’s private equity rebuild continues. Rachel Wolfenden is making the move, having been at Kirkland for seven years. She joined in 2015 as an associate and made partner in 2020. Prior to switching to Kirkland, Wolfenden worked at Taylor Wessing, […]
TotalEnergies (formerly known as Total) has reduced its global panel by 25 per cent, appointing six firms instead of eight to the new list. The firms that have gained places on the panel are Clifford Chance, Gide Loyrette Nouel (itself and with the Lex Mundi network), Jones Day, Latham & Watkins, Norton Rose Fulbright and […]
Gowling WLG has created an innovation and legal tech seat for trainees across its UK offices, The Lawyer has learnt. The optional programme sees trainees split their six-month seat between the firm’s innovation team and on secondment to Avail – an artificial intelligence (AI) start-up with a focus on transactional real estate teams, with which […]
Herbert Smith Freehills is set to defend Google and its parent company Alphabet in a £13.6bn opt-out class action filed today in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). The claim against Google is being brought on behalf of 130,000 businesses publishing around 1,750,000 websites and applications in the UK, all of which claim Google’s alleged anti-competitive […]
Iberian firm Cuatrecasas took home the top prize last night at The Lawyer’s European Awards, in a ceremony held at the Hilton Bankside Hotel, which celebrated the very best of the European legal market. The evening reserved special thought for Ukraine after Russia’s invasion of the country earlier this year. Special praise was reserved for […]
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