15 October 2001

Caught in the net

Bird & Bird CEO David Kerr is determinedly weathering the technology storm, convinced that dotcom consolidation is just around the next corner Life at Bird & Bird must be tough at the moment – its chief executive officer (CEO) David Kerr looks absolutely knackered. With his hair sticking out at random angles, Kerr has the […]

Dentons first firm to step into Uganda

Denton Wilde Sapte has become the first major UK firm to target Africa via an association with Uganda’s Kampala Associated Advocates. It the first UK firm to establish a presence there.Kampala has been set up by Bart Katureebe on his return to private practice from a post as Attorney General of the Republic of Uganda. […]


In June, the Law Society Regulations Review Working Party (RRWP) issued a consultation document on the reform of the rules on conflicts of interest. This document is of vital importance to all major national and international law firms and their clients.The RRWP draws heavily on a report by the City of London Law Society (CLLS) […]

Magnetic North

The regional bar has long lived in London’s shadow. But as Eleanor Levenson reports, tactics springing from a greater determination to retain top-quality work are paying off The regional bar has been continually derided for lacking the quality of its London-based rivals. Critics continue to berate the lack of “strength in depth” and “commercial expertise” […]

Breaking News: Allen & Overy is close to agreeing a deal to make Spitalfields market home to its new headquarters.

The firm&#39s backing for the £750m Spitalfields choice on the edge of the City follows a weekend partnership meeting. The decision marks the firm&#39s rejection of a wholesale move to Canary Wharf, where A&O has taken space for a satellite office.Other sites considered have include Lehman Brother&#39s Northgate Scheme in Hackney, 201 Bishops Gate, Paternoster […]

Maples lures Sidley partner to City office

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood is losing securitisation partner Margaret Boswell to the London office of Cayman Islands firm Maples and Calder Europe. Boswell, who also specialises in tax-driven and asset-backed financing, will head a team of three lawyers when she takes over the department. However, structured finance and securitisation lawyers Shaun Denton and Graham […]


Weightmans takes Vizards team to open London office

Liverpool firm responds to client pressure; professional indemnity a key target Weightmans is opening its first London office following its merger with a contingent from Vizard Oldham. The national firm has swooped on Vizards, hiring its entire litigation group.The move decimates the London firm as 16 of its 23 partners will join the merged entity. […]

Healthy breakfast?

We are all aware that the recession is closing in, but who knows how bad it is really going to be. Catrin Griffiths reports on a breakfast briefing that predicted the future of the economy Since 11 September one thing has become: it is no longer a question of whether there will be a recession, […]

Nabarro Nathanson (Nick Collins) advised Credo Properties International

in its purchase of Millennium Bridge House, EC4, for £91.4m. The transaction took place through special-purpose company Millennium House Investments, which acquired the property from Karl H Pepper Real Estate England. Linklaters & Alliance (Jeffrey Bailey) advised Karl H Pepper.

Stevens & Bolton (Tudor Alexander) advised Equinox Converged Solutions

on its agreement to supply and maintain a broadband system infrastructure for the London Grid for Learning (LGfL) project. LGfL, a consortium of all 33 local education authorities in London, was advised by DLA (Michael Longden, Stewart James).Bevan Ashford (David Hunter) advised Swindon & Marlborough NHS Trust on a PFI residential accommodation deal for staff […]

Breaking News: Clyde & Co moves into Yugoslavia

Clyde & Co has opened in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. It is the first City firm to open in the area Clyde & Co formed an association with local lawyers in Belgrade in January this year. Three local lawyers, Radoje Stefanovic, Professor Miodrag Trajkovic and Selma Mujezonovic, will be part of a five person Clyde & Co […]

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