TL 12 May 2014 (Euro 100 issue)


The European 100 2014: Global calling

For the first time, The European 100 takes a look at the international firms operating in Europe The European 100 has traditionally focused exclusively on independent firms. This approach excluded any firm that is a member of a branded international alliance and the European offices of international networks – although many firms operate a Swiss […]

Euro 100

The European 100 2014: Seeds of change

It’s been a hard slog, but European firms are finally growing, with combined turnover up by €200m to hit €8.2bn in 2013 This year marks the fifth year in a row that The Lawyer has produced the European 100. Our annual ranking of the continent’s top 100 independent law firms has evolved over that time […]

Euro 100

The European 100 2014, firms 6-10

  INDEX Gide Loyrette Nouel Noerr Uría Menéndez Gleiss Lutz Rödl & Partner This is an executive summary. To access the full report with profiles of the top 50 firms and detailed analysis of historical trends, click here . 6. Gide Loyrette Nouel Managing partner: Stéphane Puel Staff: 1,047 Fee-earners: 648 Qualified lawyers: 539 Partners: […]

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The European 100 2014, firms 1-5

INDEX Garrigues Fidal Loyens & Loeff Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira Hengeler Mueller This is an executive summary. To access the full report with profiles of the top 50 firms and detailed analysis of historical trends, click here. 1. Garrigues Managing partner: Fernando Vives Staff: 2,134 Fee-earners: 1,594 Qualified lawyers: 1,417 Partners: 289 Equity partners: 261 Female […]

Cat Griffiths index

There’s growth, but it ain’t organic

The financial year has ended, the bills are in, and results time is upon us. Fladgate was first out of the blocks with a good story to tell: its revenues were up 16 per cent and PEP up by a third. Other well-organised early reporters are Weightmans, where turnover is up by 6 per cent, […]


The cruel bar training conundrum

The news that Kaplan Law School is to shut down its Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) sent shockwaves through much of the legal education market last week. Kaplan’s revelation that it could not make the bar course pay should make the Bar Standards Board (BSB) sit up and take note. To the cynical outsider, charging tens of students […]


Better by a West Country mile

Simmons boss says his firm’s out-of-Town offering is in a different league Which is the odd one out? Allen & Overy’s Belfast office, Berwin Leighton Paisner’s Manchester base or Simmons & Simmons’ Bristol arm?  Simmons managing partner Jeremy Hoyland is adamant it is the latter. The firm launched in Bristol in 2012 in the midst […]

Tony Williams

If you can’t tame your gorilla, take a clean shot

Don’t worry, I’m not suggesting big-game hunting here – the gorillas I’m referring to are the selfish stars inhabiting many law firms The legal gorilla usually claims to have a good practice, is one of the highest billers in the firm and likes everyone to know it, and treat him with respect and deference. He […]


Moves 12 May

  Move of the week McGuire Woods has hired Simon Neilson-Clark as a restructuring and insolvency partner. He was previously a partner at DLA Piper and has 25 years’ experience representing borrowers, lenders and insolvency practitioners in distressed situations involving international structures.   UK London Kingsley Napley has hired Zoë Sive as a private client […]


Britvic GC: Message in a bottle

When Britvic ‘borrowed’ Clare Thomas as GC during its bid for AG Barr, she didn’t envisage it would be permanent, but the mix of responsibilities, from product development to company strategy, was too tempting to throw away When former Addleshaw Goddard M&A partner Clare Thomas stepped into the breach as interim general counsel at Britvic […]

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