Financial pressures, crystal ball gazing and market uncertainty all play their part in making the job of leading a legal department a huge challenge. In this roundtable, lawyers from FTSE 100 companies debate legal operations efficiencies in the face of the challenge to ‘do more with less’. At a morning roundtable in London in association with […]
Slaughter and May is the law firm with the closest relationship with the FTSE250, advising 44 constituent companies, research gathered from new relationship management tool The Lawyer Market Intelligence has shown. The FTSE 250 is a barometer of UK performance. While it is less global than the FTSE 100, its reduced emphasis on financial services […]
Linklaters, Slaughter and May and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher have won the top roles on Sainsbury’s shock £10bn merger talks with Asda. Sainsbury’s is being advised by Linklaters partners Iain Fenn and Michael Honan, as well as managing associate Margot Lindsay. Competition aspects of the deal are being led by partner Nicole Kar and Simon […]
Corporate duo Mark Soundy and Sarah Priestley are leaving Goodwin Procter after a two year stint at the firm, The Lawyer understands, just days after the US firm lost a tax partner to Greenberg Traurig.
The withdrawal of Robert Tchenguiz’s accusations against the accountancy firm Grant Thornton and a number of other businesses will cost the property mogul nearly £24m as a result of a High Court judgment passed down yesterday. Mr Justice Robin Knowles ordered Tchenguiz to pay £11.2m to Travers Smith client Jóhannes Jóhannsson of the collapsed Icelandic bank […]
Weeks after the announcement of Nigel Boardman’s impending retirement next April, it can be revealed that another Slaughter and May stalwart is also due to hang up his boots this year. Corporate M&A partner William Underhill will bow out of the firm this December after 28 years in the firm’s partnership. He joined the firm […]
Baker McKenzie is set to open its third support centre in Florida as it kickstarts a business services overhaul. The service roles that will be based in Tampa, Florida, include legal services, finance, IT, knowledge management, operations, business development, marketing and communications, and talent. The new office is expected to employ 300 people and will […]
Nearly a year since it hired Freshfields’ David Higgins to bolster its corporate offering in London, Kirkland & Ellis is to bring in two Linklaters partners to spearhead its move into the Paris market.