09 November 2009

Geneva invention

Switzerland is riding out the recession in style. Marcus Staff reports on the country’s innovative blend of the old and the new

Tulkinghorn: Horns of plenty

Meanwhile – and staying with the charity theme – a quintet of brass ­enthusiasts from the legal world will tonight ­(Monday 9 November) join forces with five ­professional musicians for a special charity concert in the Great Hall of ­Lincoln’s Inn to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

People moves

Edinburgh-headquartered firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has appointed Neil Maclean as a partner and head of its UK employment team.


Fountain Ct faces One Essex Ct in Russian showdown

Fountain Court Chambers’ Michael Brindle QC went to the High Court last week (2 November) in a bid to strike out a $5bn (£3.05bn) claim against his client, Russian billionaire and Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich.


Cravath bonuses plummet as US season kicks off

The US bonus season began last week when elite New York firm Cravath Swaine & Moore revealed the level of additional pay it would be offering its junior lawyers on top of their annual salaries this year.

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