23 November 2009

Danish doubles

In a usually quiet legal market a spate of mergers has shaken things up and created a brand-new mid-tier competitor. Tom Phillips reports

Herbies gears up for three-way senior partner battle

When they turn up to vote next month for who they want to lead their firm for the next five years, Herbert Smith ­partners will be faced with an ­unprecedented choice of practice ­representation. Will they want a partner hailing from competition (Jonathan Scott), ­corporate (Allen Hanen) or ­litigation (Tim Parkes)?

Bank rucks

Iceland’s economic travails are well-documented. James Swift puts the spotlight on the effect to the country’s ranks of in-house counsel

Dig the new Swede

The Swedish legal market has become a hotbed of change as lawyers switch firms and gain the confidence to launch spin-offs. By James Swift

Tulkinghorn: Reed Smith’s Creationists

At Reed Smith it’s not all about slashing pay or ­asking lawyers to stump up cash to be a partner, you know. The lawyers in the ­London office at least have been giving something back – and not just to their firm.

Focus: Bristows: Hard drive

Bristows’ Mark Watts has a battle on his hands to convince the market his ‘IP boutique’ is also a serious IT contender. But he’s coming out fighting

People moves

Lewis Silkin has taken on Ellen Temperton as a partner in the firm’s employment and ­incentives department.

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