Most Read this week

taxes VAT calculating money

Capital calls expected as firms prepare for HMRC tax change

Law firms are gearing up for the impact of an HM Revenue & Customs-led change to the way equity partners are taxed, a development that could result in a funding gap in partnerships across the UK. A number of firms canvassed by The Lawyer said they were “quite likely” to seek additional funding to help […]

chip manufacturing

Arm finalises its legal trio for bumper IPO

Three firms have been selected to work on chipmaker Arm’s highly anticipated IPO, The Lawyer can reveal. A team from Morrison & Foerster will be working on the issuing side in the US, with Slaughter and May allocated to the UK component. Davis Polk & Wardwell has landed the mandate on the underwriting side for the […]

barristers wig

BSB mulls action against barristers refusing to prosecute eco-protestors

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is in the process of deciding whether disciplinary action should be taken against a group of barristers who have signalled their intention to disobey the cab-rank rule. Last week, a group called Lawyers Are Responsible issued a declaration that focused on the need for faster and stronger action for the […]


Weil on course for victory as CMA greenlights Microsoft’s $69bn merger

The Competition & Markets Authority has relaxed its stance on Microsoft’s proposed takeover of Activision Blizzard for nearly $69bn, in what will be welcome news for the IT giant’s antitrust lawyers at Weil Gotshal & Manges. Last month, the UK regulator said that the deal raised competition concerns in relation to both console gaming and […]

Mary Kuusisto, Proskauer

Proskauer boosts City office top line to new peak

Total revenue in Proskauer’s City office rose by 6 per cent in 2022, with its work for the firm’s core asset manager client base taking turnover from last year’s peak of $124.5m to a new record of $132.2m. The rise is in line with a similar 6.1 per cent increase globally, with Proskauer’s firmwide revenue […]

Related Reports

UK 200 Operational Health Check

This report includes: an overview of HMRC’s basis period reform and the new rules for the transition year the impact of this change on firms and their equity partners analysis of the extent to which a consensus has been reached on the most effective ways of preparing for the new rules.

The 411 on Leeds

This report contains: a stratification of the 26 UK Top 100 firms, plus three key Independents, present in Leeds a breakdown of headcount and growth data for all 29 firms commentary of the key challenges and opportunities for firms in the city

The Nordic 50

This report contains:  ranking of the Nordic 50 firms on a headcount basis  analysis of the four jurisdictions in the region   gender diversity at firms in the Nordic region in focus. 

Find legal roles

Make your next move with The Lawyer Careers. Search and apply for thousands of vacancies, or receive email alerts for new roles when they go live. Whether you're looking at private practice, in-house legal or an exciting business support role, you'll find your future here.

Search vacancies