There’s been a particularly international flavour to the news this week.
In Spain, the invincible footballers of Barcelona may be licking their wounds after their Champions League loss against Arsenal, but one of the city’s sons has had a bit more joy in London after Ignacio Corbera Dale took over the hot seat at Garrigues’ London base (see story). He arrived at the start of the month, just in time to see Barca get turned over.
In the courts, FIFA lost a battle to allow the World Cup to be shown on pay-TV, thanks to Brick Court’s James Flynn QC (see story).
But the saddest news of the week came when we learned that Taylor Wessing’s 91-year-old proofreader Reg Frary had passed away (see story). Reg, one of the City’s great characters, was profiled in The Lawyer last April (see story). If the comments on our story are anything to go by, he will be missed by people far beyond the confines of his own firm.
In The Lawyer on Monday: The top 20 offshore firms revealed; the lowdown on Olswang’s international plans; and what happens when you trade law for the cloth.