The in-house lawyers disrupting the traditional law firm relationship
Last year the general counsel of Made.com and Uber launched an innovative support network for tech and start-up lawyers. This week The Lawyer has profiled the Disruptive GCs to discover the next generation of high-end law firm clients.
James Maynard has The Lawyer to thank for his role at Farfetch – he saw an advertisement for the job on our website. Now, two and a half years down the line, general counsel Maynard is at the helm of an aggressive growth strategy.
Paul Hastings has targeted Hogan Lovells’ corporate department for the second time this year, bringing in a team of three that includes London head of private equity Ed Harris. Harris is joining alongside Hogan Lovells counsel Leanne Moezi in London, who will become a partner. Partner Adam Brown is also moving across from Northern Virginia […]
A raft of firms including Addleshaw Goddard, DLA Piper, Weil Gotshal & Manges and Debevoise & Plimpton have scored roles on Actis’s acquisition of stakes in the Middle East’s former biggest buyout firm, Abraaj. Following Albraaj’s filing for provisional liquidation in the Cayman Islands in June 2018, it underwent a complicated unwinding process after a […]
Baker McKenzie has become the latest firm to raise its salary for newly qualified (NQ) solicitors. The firm previously paid its NQs £77,000 per year, a figure that had fallen significantly behind the market given the developments this year. It has now raised that to base pay of £90,000 salary along with a £5,000 sign-on […]
Over 1,500 hours has been recorded by Gowling WLG fee-earners on innovation projects under a scheme launched last year, as firms increasingly give the opportunity to allocate chargeable hours to NewLaw initiatives. More than 150 fee-earners in the firm’s UK offices, representing around 25 per cent of its headcount, have put in over 200 hours […]
Addleshaw Goddard has failed in its attempt to challenge the jurisdiction of a professional negligence claim brought against the firm by a family-owned business. The firm is facing a claim from Arthur Holgate & Son (AH&S), which entered insolvency in 2012. The firm attempted to have the claim moved to the Scottish courts, in a […]
Debevoise & Plimpton has secured a billion-pound award for a mining company in an arbitration against the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Tethyan Copper Company (TCC), a joint venture between Antofagasta and Barrick Gold Corporation, filed claims against Pakistan for its denial of a mining lease […]