13 June 2016

Ireland report: Shortlisted firms for Irish Firm of the Year

Ireland’s biggest firms appeared on the shortlist for the Irish Firm of the Year category at The Lawyer European Awards, each showcasing their differing strategies and visions in what turned out to be a record year for many. With previous winners including A&L Goodbody, Arthur Cox and Matheson, 2016 turned out to be McCann FitzGerald’s […]

Hot 100 alumni: Shami Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti says she was surprised that the 13 January announcement of her imminent departure from civil rights charity Liberty attracted so much attention. Sandwiched between the deaths of celebrities David Bowie and Alan Rickman, the news still made the front page of several national newspapers, notably left-leaning The Guardian and The Independent

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LMI energy report: fuel’s gold

The legal world’s appetite for energy work is more ravenous than ever. As the sector grapples with low oil and gas prices law firms are enjoying the work, with an abundance of high-value projects and M&A activity.

In-house interview: Mark Collins, Accudyne Industries

Dallas-based Accudyne Industries is a manufacturer of engineered pumps and compressors, with 18 manufacturing facilities based across five continents. As the first and only lawyer for EMEA and India, head counsel Mark Collins is a busy man. However, he has a trick: to let the business do the work

Moves: 13 June 2016

Allen & Overy (A&O) has hired Simmons & Simmons partner Marjan Noor, giving the magic circle firm a sixth intellectual property partner in London

Energy report: the most successful firms in European renewable energy

Renewable energy is big business for European law firms. Picture the development of a typical wind or solar farm and you can see why. It involves a series of steps that need specialist legal advice from nearly every practice area. At the outset, securing land rights and planning permission for a project requires real estate […]

Predictive coding: taming the data tiger

There is growing interest in predictive coding in the UK, with the first-ever judicial approval for its use during disclosure in English High Court proceedings coming in February, in the Pyrrho Investments case. In May The Lawyer’s live webcast, in association with FTI Consulting, examined issues raised by the case and assessed the impact it will have on the UK market for predictive coding.

Global 200: The invisible US firms in London

As the first-ever Global 200 report, published next week, will highlight, while London remains one of the world’s legal market magnets many US firms either choose or are forced to remain small in the City and below the radar.

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