Online October 2015

Royal British Legion GC Luke Joannou on Armistice Day

Royal British Legion general counsel Luke Joannou has had a demanding first year in the job.  In 2014 the charity took a lead role in the Poppies in the Moat installation, which marked the 100th anniversary of the First World War and attracted worldwide attention to armed forces charities. A year later, the demands of […]


My career story: “I nearly left law altogether”

Talk Talk legal director Nadia Hoosen nearly left the profession entirely at 5 PQE but her move in-house reinvigorated her appetite for law. You always knew you wanted to work in-house and did so at 5 PQE when you moved to Carphone Warehouse. Do you regret not making the jump sooner? It was always my […]


The Lawyer Market Intelligence

Welcome to the Lawyer Market Intelligence.  In corporate law, relationships are your most important asset. Now, for the first time, you can start to monitor, measure and then maximise them. Building on the unrivalled news and information gathering of The Lawyer, brand new relationship capital management tool LMI identifies the commercial relationships linking private practice […]

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This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 1 November 2015

With Halloween just behind us it seems only apt to discuss the terrifying possibility that lawyers may soon be replaced by machines. Artificial intelligence (AI) has become the next big technology law firms are looking to use but could it really replace lawyers? Totum believes that in reality there is little chance that lawyers will […]

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Gide loses Ukraine and Hungary teams to French rival Jeantet

French firm Jeantet is launching in Hungary and Ukraine with the hire of Gide Loyrette Nouel’s teams in Budapest and Kiev. The moves take place on 1 November and see Jeantet establish its first presence in Eastern Europe. The firm also has offices in Luxembourg, Morocco and Switzerland. Jeantet is picking up two partners through […]


How to lead a global legal team in an era of exponential change

In an exponential world, many of the core capabilities for C-suite success are converging Some skills never change and remain at the core of legal leadership. Foremost among these are superior judgment, legal acumen and experience.  However, as the legal landscape shifts and becomes ever more complex, many non-legal skills are increasingly important. Five in […]

Khaitan & Co advises Metrod Malaysia and MetTube Malaysia on acquisition

Khaitan & Co has advised Metrod Malaysia and MetTube Malaysia (MetTube) in relation to acquisition of The Leela Goa, a 206 key five-star resort (spread over 50 acres of land) by Ceres Hotels Private Ltd (Ceres), a wholly-owned Indian subsidiary of MetTube for $115m. The hotel will be transferred to Ceres by way of a […]


The Ritz

Nicky Richmond heads back to a glamorous past for lunch at the Ritz, but finds less pleasure in dinner. It’s not for me, I think, all that gilt, all those mirrors and all those middle-aged women listening to the plinkety-plink of the piano, whilst stuffing their faces with champagne, tea, sandwiches and cake. I’m far too cool for this, I […]

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Top 10 stories: 23-29 October 2015

Last Monday saw the release of the top 100 segment of this year’s UK 200, focusing on the growth of the UK’s biggest firms. Our summary of the key findings – namely that UK-headquartered firms are less global than they think – was easily the most-read story of the week. It was followed up by […]

Jun He founder: “We are exploring our way through the mist”

Slaughter and May Chinese best friend Jun He is undergoing a profound transformation, as its founder and managing partner Xiao Wei leads a major reform on the remuneration structure of this 26-year old partnership. As reported exclusively by The Lawyer this August, the Beijing-headquartered firm has undergone a major partner remuneration overhaul. Founder and managing partner […]


Ince’s Singapore managing partner Lovell defects to Reed Smith

Ince & Co’s Singapore managing partner Richard Lovell is leaving the firm to join Reed Smith along with Incisive Law joint managing director Mohan Subbaraman. No date has been set for departure of the two partners, although Ince has already replaced Lovell with shipping disputes partner John Simpson, who took up the position as the […]

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