18 April 2016

Switzerland report: Mutual appreciation

At The Lawyer’s recent Global Collaboration Summit, law firms of all sizes expressed the growing strategic importance of referrals within their own firms as well as with other law firms in the region.

Moves: 18 April 2016

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has bolstered its capital markets offering with the hire of partner Greg Stonefield, who joins from the partnership of Mayer Brown. Corporate finance specialist Stonefield has been at Mayer Brown for two years and was previously a partner at White & Case for more than a decade.

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Does Pyrrho signal the rise of the RoboLawyer?

I very much doubt that Master Matthews regards himself as a visionary of a dystopian future in the style of George Orwell or John Wyndham, irrespective of some portrayals of his recent judgment in Pyrrho Investments Ltd v MWB Property Ltd. The issues in Pyrrho were relatively narrow. The court approved the use of predictive coding […]

LMI technology report: Jobs for all

Investment in innovation, the rapid growth of companies, the rise of cyber security and the uptick in high-value M&A meant the technology sector provided plenty of work for law firms in 2015.

In-house interview: Ovo Energy, Daphne Yao

Ovo Energy general counsel Daphne Yao started her legal career as a self-proclaimed “deals junkie” at a magic circle firm. Since then, her appetite for new challenges has taken her on a varied path through the corporate, music and sports media industries. Now she spends her days navigating the regulatory minefield for a burgeoning energy company.

Star legal writers: energy and environment

Commercial implications of prioritising the UK economy in Continental Shelf strategy, how new energy rules affect business, and bees, trees and pesticides – The Lawyer’s most popular briefings.

The known unknowns in Dentons’ game

Since the January 2015 merger between Dentons and China’s Dacheng scarcely a week has gone by without the ‘world’s largest law firm’ hitting the headlines. Last year the firm carried out seven mergers in four continents, launched offices in Europe and Africa, and made lateral hires on a regular basis worldwide. For a while, it […]

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