21 January 2002

DLA and Prices join forces in Belgium

DLA has merged with its Belgian alliance firm Price & Partners in the first full European integration of two DLA & Partners (D&P) firms The move is important strategically because it supports DLA’s vision of becoming a top five full-service European firm with a significant presence in Asia within the next three years.Brussels-based Prices has […]

Out of your league?

If you just can’t wait until the start of the World Cup in the summer then you need look no further than the ‘Mundiavocat’. Yes, it’s a football world cup exclusively for lawyers. A London team has been entered for the biennial tournament that starts on 30 May in Malta. The squad already boasts three […]

Music to your ears

Music lawyers are always keen to point out their extensive knowledge of the industry and, whatever their age, of still being down with the kids.Hence the latest offering from Collyer-Bristow’s music and entertainment team. They have produced a compilation CD of what they describe as “16 pop dance tracks”. Tulkinghorn was delighted to receive a […]

Opinion

Listing. Aren’t ya sick of it? The days of waiting six months for that part-heard hearing to reconvene are gradually passing. Floating is the new black. Why is it that some tribunals think that it is acceptable for a public service to list more cases for hearing than can be heard in one day? And […]

Suing the fat

Tulkinghorn’s advice for Australian meat-lovers: Don’t wear your love on your sleeve, or feet for that matter. The Sydney Morning Herald last week reported on the somewhat bizarre plight of Ross Lucock, who could be facing a A$750,000 (£269,000) damages claim. Lucock was enjoying a lively drinks evening at the Jannali Inn four years ago, […]

Set for success

Whether they have been hiding in the regions, making a return to form, or just starting out, three chambers could take the bar by storm this year. Brendan Malkin reveals all Chambers’ fortunes, just like those of law firms, can change rapidly. Just look at One Essex Court: a raft of departures in 2000 put […]

Wall Street strength shows through as Valley sees dramatic IPO slump

Wilson Sonsini retains top spot with only six deals; Cooley Godward only other West Coast firm to make top 10 table Initial Public Offering (IPO) activity in the US has all but collapsed from the heights of 2000.Tables from IPO.com reveal that in terms of the number of IPOs acted on, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & […]

Making their marks

Move over, Hengeler and Bruckhaus. Caroline Davies reports on the new generation at Linklaters, Oppenhoff, Shearman & Sterling and Gleiss Lutz, who are challenging the German elite Germany is home to around 35 international law firms, each with domestic law capability. During the past few years, UK and US law firms have spotted potential gems […]

Ex-Houthoffs chief opens boutique firm

The former managing partner of Dutch firm Houthoff Buruma has launched a new boutique firm with a former Trenité van Doorne partner Arent van Wassenaer van Catwijck stood down from his position at Houthoffs in September 2001, after a disagreement over the pace and style with which he wanted to implement a reform strategy for […]

MoFo blasts its way to top of Bay Area revenue table

Troubled Brobeck slips into runner-up position; merged Pillsbury Winthrop makes its presence felt San Francisco-based firm Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has trumped Bay Area rivals and topped the revenue tables for the region. Collectively, San Francisco’s 10 highest-grossing firms billed $3.4bn (£2.37bn) in 2001, up 10 per cent from 2000’s $3.1bn (£2.16bn).MoFo proved resilient to […]

What lies beneath

The law is a drug, they say. An addiction even. Nevertheless, Tulkinghorn is continually astounded at the lengths to which lawyers will go to keep up with the latest developments in their profession. Take Simon Cockshutt, one of those friendly litigation partners at Coudert Brothers. Unfortunately for him, the firm clearly doesn’t get enough copies […]

Brobeck loses four from San Fran and DC offices

Product liability litigators go it alone; founder of Washington DC office jumps ship Brobeck Phleger & Harrison has lost four partners in quick succession. John Missing, Lawrence Gornick, William Levin and Gary Fergus have all left Brobeck during the past few weeks.Product liability litigators Levin and Fergus have set up their own San Francisco practice, […]

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