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Macfarlanes and Travers Smith must be tired of being compared to each other. Tough. The comparison is endlessly instructive. Both are UK-focused with strong referral relationships across the globe, plus they have long boasted higher-than-average profit figures compared to other firms of their size in The Lawyer UK200. There’s not a lot of difference there […]
Forty firms have expressed an interest in participating in a new project to improve and increase the number of solicitor apprenticeship opportunities in the City of London. Magic circle firms Allen & Overy and Linklaters, along with Norton Rose Fulbright, Osborne Clarke and Eversheds Sutherland, are among those spearheading the initiative. The project, which was […]
Following the launch of the Hot 100 last week, The Lawyer’s editor Catrin Griffiths sits down with new Hot 100 member Banke Odunaike from CBRE to discuss her career, the nuances of being a role model and what her son made of her inclusion. The Six Nations rugby kicks off this weekend as a storm of […]
Radcliffe Chambers has swiped a team of four from Five Paper’s commercial practice group, including its commercial team leader Simon Mills. Other members from Five Paper that have made the move include Zachary Kell (year of call: 2015), Matthew Tonnard (year of call: 2015) and Alexander Kingston-Splatt (year of call: 2017). The set has also […]
Travers Smith has taken another hit in the City of London, losing its head of M&A tax to White & Case. Jessica Kemp joins White & Case’s tax practice, having spent the last 15 years at Travers Smith. She was given the nod to partner in 2015 and was promoted to head of M&A tax […]
Kirkland & Ellis is considering planting its flag in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), The Lawyer has learnt. The new branch would make it the US firm’s first office in the Middle East and Kirkland sources suggest that it would initially focus on the energy and infrastructure sector. Infrastructure has been an area that the […]
The mammoth dispute between Qatar Airways and European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has been settled in the High Court. According to a joint statement, the parties have reached an amicable agreement, with no admission of liability. The case, which was listed as one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases for 2023, had been set for a […]
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