Online February 2013

Energy reserves

Our briefings section is rich in content. Take energy, for example; there’s plenty going on in this dynamic sector, so check out the latest papers from Mills & Reeve, Stephenson Harwood, Taylor Wessing, Walker Morris and Wragge & Co Taylor Wessing: Recent changes in international sanctions against Iran Walker Morris: Education update: a waste of time? […]

Taxing rules

HMRC’s rules on partnership taxation have thrown many law firms into a flurry of activity. Since January, capital calls have become common and many junior partners have changed their status in order to comply with the new regulations “Disguised salary” and LLPs: postpone changes to get them right Danger, tax change ahead Tax overhaul raises […]

Dollar bills

The financial reporting season for US firms is well underway. Already there are significant variations across firms. What’s clear is that this is not going to be a vintage year. Steady as she goes… K&L Gates London revenues up 23 per cent as global PEP drops Global turnover and PEP nudge up at Latham for […]

Making the cut

Being appointed a QC is the pinnacle of many barristers’ careers. There are 100 new silks this year and five of them are solicitors. That number may be creeping up, but female representation has not Silk round 2014: 100 promoted to QC but female representation stalls at 18 per cent QC appointments slip to all […]

Seoul food

Bird & Bird’s launch in Korea through a non-exclusive tie-up with Hwang Mok Park underlines continuing interest from UK firms in the jurisdiction. There are 20 international firms in Seoul already, but so far only four – Clifford Chance, DLA Piper, Herbert Smith Freehills and Linklaters – have boots on the ground. Bird & Bird […]

Behind The Law

The Lawyer has augmented its comment and analysis online with daily columns on market developments. Over the last week or so we have examined Cooley, A&O’s US ambitions, Mandela’s lawyer and the new boss of DLA Piper. Keep logging on for more of the inside track Here comes Cooley, what’s not to like? A&O US […]

Number crunching

The ebbs and flows in global corporate work are unpredictable, but in our number crunching series of corporate deals data you can discern where the trends are. Click below to find out what’s happening in IPO and BRIC-related work. Number crunching: Hong Kong IPOs Number crunching: Tech IPOs Number crunching: Brazilian IPOs Number crunching: Russian […]

Green light for ICE’s acquisition of NYSE Euronext

It’s been a long time coming, but European regulators have finally rubber-stamped Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) $11bn (£6.79bn) takeover of NYSE Euronext. It’s been a long time coming, but European regulators have finally rubber-stamped Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) $11bn (£6.79bn) takeover of NYSE Euronext. No doubt both parties, plus the enormous raft of lawyers involved, will be […]

Delays to world domination?

Slater & Gordon’s bid to take over the entire consumer services legal market looks to have hit delays, with talks with Pannone bedevilled by internal debate. Can the Anglo-Australian juggernaut swallow up the Manchester firm without too much fallout? Pannone takeover by Slater & Gordon hits delays as partners rebel Another Mancunian merger for Slater […]

Cover shots

Professional indemnity insurance cover is a major overhead for any law firm, and many have got cheaper deals from unrated insurers. However, the collapse of several insurers has now made many firms scrabble around for cover. If they still haven’t got cover after 90 days they will have to close. The outlook is grim. Up […]

Litigation nation

This week is the official opening of the legal year, but at The Lawyer, the coverage of litigation never stops; check our litigation pages for reporting and analysis of the big issues in the world of dispute resolution. If you’d like to get this sent straight to your inbox, then you can sign up for […]

High risers

You’d expect the magic circle to come out top of any M&A rankings. But as our exclusive analysis of City firms’ corporate revenues reveals, it’s Clyde & Co that is the surprise star in this year’s figures table. Intrigued? We are, too. Deals, booted Lawyers vs bankers Firms find most fertile hunting ground in AIM […]

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