22 Sept 2014 (China Elite)

Pensions Reg Laughton

In-house interview: Marcus Laughton, The Pensions Regulator

Fresh from his triumph in one of the biggest pensions cases to hit the courts, will Pensions Regulator lawyer Marcus Laughton put paid to the ‘toothless poodle’ jibes aimed at the watchdog? Pensions Regulator lawyer Marcus Laughton is proving that the body, set up in 2006, has plenty of bite to match its bark. He […]

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Akin means business in the City

Like a python after swallowing an antelope, Akin Gump London may want to rest a while. Its absorption of Bingham’s 22-partner London office is the largest-ever team move in UK legal history. Strictly speaking it’s not the entire office, since five Bingham partners have decided not to move to Akin, but on the plus side […]

Kooper akin

Akin springs 22 Bingham partners

London restructuring team’s mass exit may speed $2bn mega-merger talks Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld very likely made London lateral hiring history last week, scoring one of the City’s most highly respected restructuring practices in Bingham McCutchen’s 22-partner mass defection. Bingham and Morgan Lewis & Bockius have stayed tight-lipped on their plans to unite […]

Pritchard Freshfields

Freshfields bids for US M&A home run

Magic circle player splashes out as it aims for the New York corporate heights In recent years, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has focused its US efforts on litigation and is now turning its attention to its transactional team in a big way. This month the firm created two corporate leadership roles, taking on former Wachtell Lipton […]

china elite

China Elite 2014

The Lawyer’s exclusive investigation into the Chinese legal market gives the inside track on the top firms and the pressures they operate under This year’s Fortune Global 500 reveals that 95 Chinese companies have made it into the world’s largest 500 companies by revenue, up by six from last year. Together, these companies posted $5.8trn […]

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Peter Kalis: Don’t underestimate the Australians

US and UK firms routinely deride the market Down Under. Here’s why Australians deserve more respect An old friend of mine insists he reads David Hume to clear his mind. My friend is a very smart fellow. Hume, of course, was even smarter. They somehow communicate across the centuries. I’m not as smart as my […]

Pensions Reg Laughton

In-house interview: Marcus Laughton, The Pensions Regulator

Fresh from his triumph in one of the biggest pensions cases to hit the courts, will Pensions Regulator lawyer Marcus Laughton put paid to the ‘toothless poodle’ jibes aimed at the watchdog? Pensions Regulator lawyer Marcus Laughton is proving that the body, set up in 2006, has plenty of bite to match its bark. He […]

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