21 Jan 2013

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Video: The importance of international law to future top lawyers

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Demystifying commercial awareness

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Africa

Sous le soleil

Firms in north-west Africa’s Morocco and Algeria hubs are seeing a greater influx of international clients into the French-dominated market Francophone countries in Africa cover a vast swathe of the north-west of the continent, stretching from Morocco and Algeria in the north to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on the Equator. The countries […]

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Green shoots

A new survey shows positivity is trickling back in to Ireland’s legal market as a recovering economy draws work their way, even in the notorious property sector Ireland’s efforts at hauling itself out of the pit of financial crisis have been praised by politicians and economists. The measures swiftly taken by the country’s government to […]

Catrin Griffiths

The rising status of the suit set

Eversheds is an interesting animal. Less evidently political than DLA Piper and rather less prone to dramatic convulsions, it’s always been short on pizzazz and long on execution. Which is just the way chief executive Bryan Hughes likes it. As senior reporter James Swift’s examination shows, Hughes is not a natural rally-the-troops-over-the-barricades kinda guy, but […]

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Asia partner shortage

Firms plug the talent gap in Asia with junior partnerships As more firms expand their Asia offerings, good partners are getting harder to come by. As a result, senior lawyers at the counsel level are becoming an increasingly attractive candidate pool for new entrants to tap into. Firms looking to expand into new jurisdictions or […]

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Space, the lucrative frontier

Clydes’ canny office lease deal funds large loan The rapid consolidation of the profession has caused some headaches when it comes to the logistics of bringing firms under one roof. The 2011 merger between insurance giants Clyde & Co and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) was swift and coincided with Clydes’ planned move into London’s […]

Rita Lowe

Five rules of the insolvency game

As the high street suffers, lawyers pick up mandates from administrators January is proving particularly torrid for companies in trouble and December was almost as bad for the UK high street. But the past two and a half months have also confirmed a few principles about the insolvency game for lawyers. Principle one: if the […]

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Irwin Mitchell regional boss linked to DLA defections

Irwin Mitchell Sheffield boss linked with luring DLA Piper defectors Irwin Mitchell’s hire of a team of senior equity partners from DLA Piper’s Manchester real estate practice had been trailed for months before it was confirmed last week. The Lawyer reported rumblings that partners were planning a move in October 2012. Sources close to the […]

Yaruslav Klimov

A steppe towards the West

Russia’s Supreme Commercial Court is on the verge of taking a more liberal stance on foreign arbitral awards The public policy exception is known to be widely used in Russia to refuse recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. A recent example is Stena RoRo v Baltiysky Zavod, in which the court of first instance […]

Helen Goatley

Fix NHS claims problem at the source

NHS negligence payouts can be good value but investment in the services would be a better outcome This month 14-year-old Charlie Scott was awarded £7.1m in damages from the Royal Bournemouth Hospital Trust – compensation for mistakes made during his mother’s labour that left Charlie with cerebral palsy. On Radio 4’s Today programme on 11 […]

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The down-to-earth visionary

Eversheds CEO Bryan Hughes’ finance-focused style suited the recession, but his challenge now is to take the firm to the next, global, stage There was an element of theatre to Eversheds’ 2012 partner conference, held in Vauxhall’s Park Plaza hotel in June, and it was not to everyone’s taste. The Park Plaza conference was an […]

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