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The reason to turn yourself from a busy expert into a recognised thought-leader

If you are a “fee earner” working in Professional services it is likely that you are an expert in whichever field you specialise in. Your clients pay you a fee for that expertise. It is also likely that you are very busy. But what would it mean if you could turn yourself from being just another “busy expert” like so many of your peers into a “Recognised Thought-Leader?”



Pinsent Masons partner joins Squire Sanders Hammonds as outsourcing head

Squire Sanders Hammonds has hired an IT and outsourcing specialist from Pinsent Masons to head its global outsourcing team. Garfield Smith joined Squire Sanders at the beginning of October as a partner and global head of the firm’s outsourcing and procurement team. His role will be to bring focus to the firm’s existing capabilities, working […]


White & Case: no loitering

Funny how multijurisdictional firms are viewed in binary. First, there’s the global elite made up of the super-profitable group of New York and London transactional firms. Then there are the internationalists. They may not be blessed with quite the same M&A heritage, but compared with the strategic sterility of much of the Sweet Sixteen many […]

Robert Byk

Herbies, Norton Rose and Slaughters lead on G4S’s £5.2bn ISS acquisition

Herbert Smith, Norton Rose, Slaughter & May and Danish firm Bruun & Hjejle have won roles advising on G4S’ £5.2bn acquisition of cleaning and security group ISS from private equity houses EQT and GS Capital Partners. Slaughters advised ISS on the deal, fielding a team led by corporate partner Jeff Twentyman. Slaughters banking partners Robert […]

Darius Lewington

On the move

Maclay Murray & Spens has boosted its London corporate capabilities with the lateral hire of Darius Lewington as a partner. Move of the week He joins from Pinsent Masons’ London office, where he was a relationship partner for a number of US and other multinational ­companies. Formerly with Allen & Overy, Lewington advises on a […]

Tending the borders

Multinationals need to adopt high regulatory principles if they are not to fall prey to increased cross-border activity by, and cooperation between, authorities. By Geoff Nicholas The globalisation of business has had a profound impact on the investigations landscape. It has led many countries to introduce new legislative measures to extend significantly the global reach […]

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