Latest Briefings

Switzerland – restructuring and insolvency activity

The Swiss federal government’s Expert Group expects Switzerland’s GDP to fall by 1.5 per cent in 2020, down from previous expectations in December 2019 that predicted a rise of 1.3 per cent, mainly because of covid-19.

Romania – Consumer protection updates in the audio-visual media field

In November 2018, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union enacted the Directive (EU) 2018/1808 amending Directive 2010/13/EU on the coordination on certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administration in Member States concerning the provision of audio-visual media services in view of changing market realities (the “Audio-Visual Media Services Directive”).


Halliwell Landau opens up equity partnership

Halliwell Landau has boosted its traditionally tight equity partnership by four, bringing the number of equity partners to 32 of a total of 57. `The most recent promotions are Mike Edge, Charles Gaskie, Suzanne Liversidge and Victor Rae-Reeves.`Two of the new equity partners are already heads of department. Mike Edge leads the firm’s commercial property […]

20 Essex St's Brower becomes tribunal judge at The Hague

Charles Brower, who has had full-time legal posts representing two US presidents and is the co-founder of White & Case, has left 20 Essex Street to become a regular judge of the Iran-US claims tribunal in The Hague. `The chambers’ international arbitration team has had a bumper few months with the addition of Sir Peter […]

Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School is to pay off tuition loans for graduates who take public sector jobs. Harvard law students pay £26,000 a year for tuition fees, but if a graduate takes a job in government, a non-profit organisation or academia, the law school will meet their loan repayments.

The deal makers

Organisation: Rotch Property Group`Sector: Financial engineering`Employees: 350`Legal capability: One in-house lawyer`Group general counsel: Meena Heath`Reporting to: The board`Main law firms: Ashurst Morris Crisp (telecoms), Clifford Chance (securitisation & PFI), Julian Holy (property), Macfarlanes (property finance), Memery Crystal (litigation), Osborne Clarke (property finance), and Slaughter and May (recently appointed to the panel, but has not been […]

Hammond Suddards Edge

Hammond Suddards Edge is in the early stages of merger talks with Italian firm Rossotto e Associati. Hammonds has been trying to set up a European practice since leaving the Commercial Law Affiliates network six months ago. Hammonds hopes to announce the merger before the end of the year.

Recruit legal talent

Get your role in front of over 300,000 legal professionals when you advertise with The Lawyer. Our team of experts provide bespoke solutions to help solve all your recruitment challenges.

Find out more