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Revealed: the lawyers who helped Obama win second term in White House

The legal industry backed the winner in yesterday’s US presidential election, with lawyers and law firms donating twice as much to Democrat Barack Obama’s successful campaign than to Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s unsuccessful one. Incumbent Obama was declared the victor in the early hours of the morning UK time, winning a second term as US […]


Eversheds joins bidding war for Yorkshire Water mandate

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Eversheds are battling it out for a mandate from Yorkshire Water. BLP is in talks with Yorkshire Water about striking a possible deal involving its Managed Legal Services (MLS) business, which effectively allows companies to outsource their legal functions to the firm at a lower cost, while Eversheds is also […]


Offshore: Fiduciaries – Split the difference

Offshore law firms have long supplemented their legal offerings with fiduciary business, but will that model last? In March offshore firm Walkers, announced it was disposing of its fiduciary business, Walkers Management Services (WMS). WMS was being sold to global trust company Intertrust. Intertrust acquired 100 per cent of WMS’s shares and the fiduciary’s staff […]

Matt Byrne

Mr Merger’s legacy in the balance

The tectonic plates of the global legal market shifted an inch or two last week when the replacement of one of the world’s most iconic law firm leaders was confirmed. Mitch Zuklie, a clean tech specialist at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, will take over the reins from incumbent Ralph Baxter as chairman of the firm […]


Bingham, Mayer Brown and Macfarlanes lead on Comet administration

Bingham McCutchen and Mayer Brown are advising the administrators of electricals chain Comet, which filed for administration last Friday (2 November). Deloitte partners Neville Kahn, Nicholas Edwards and Christopher Farrington are trying to find a buyer for the goods retailer after retail turnaround specialist OpCapita, which bought the business for just £2 last year, failed […]

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