TL 13 April 2015

Nine Kiev Baker & McKenzie partners are rated tops

Nine partners have been top-rated by Best Lawyers International 2016. The partners, in 12 practices of the Kiev office of Baker & McKenzie, were highly recommended by the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers International. Co-managing partner Serhiy Chorny and partners Viacheslav Yakymchuk and Oksana Simonova were named Lawyers of the Year in Project Finance and Development, M&A, and […]

Matt Byrne

Onwards and upwards for DLA Piper?

Nearly four years after DLA Piper amazed the market by hiring Tony Angel, the former Linklaters managing partner is calling it quits. Is DLA Piper a much-improved place as a result of his time there or was this all just a high-priced PR stunt? Angel, an outsider in the DLA club who joined to do […]

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Hot 100 alumni: Mr Bond, aka Simpson Thacher’s Gil Strauss

High-yield star Gil Strauss’ inclusion in the Hot 100 in 2011 was partly recognition of his jump from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where he had been of counsel, to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as an equity partner: indeed, he was the first non-partner to jump straight into the magic circle firm’s equity in seven years. But […]

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Diversity and global unity gives London and law firms the lead

Britain punches above its weight thanks to its cosmopolitan outlook, and law firms head the trend. But equality closer to home remains our flaw. With less than a month until the General Election, the parties are ramping up their campaigns. The diverse nature of our cities across the UK has been much talked about, particularly […]

Andrew Aglionby

Moves: 13 April 2015

Move of the week Former Olswang head of arbitration Andrew Aglionby has opted to join arbitration provider JAMS International as a full time arbitrator and mediator serving on panels in London and New York. His previous intention was to rejoin the Bar when he left Olswang in November 2014 after three years in the role, […]

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Pensions – Don’t take pot luck

April’s pensions reforms give UK pensioners wider choice but employers face greater responsibility over schemes. Firms must be ready with the right advice. As the general election campaign gets into full swing, chancellor George Osborne will be counting on his pensions reforms announced in last year’s Budget to capture the silver vote for the Conservative […]

Duncan Vaughan

The in-house interview: Iceland legal director Duncan Vaughan

With a more aggressive industry watchdog and cut-price rivals breathing down retailer Iceland’s neck, legal director Duncan Vaughan knew his job wasn’t going to be a piece of Arctic roll. Legal director Duncan Vaughan knew it would be a tough road ahead when his boss publicly admitted that Iceland was in big trouble and needed […]

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Hot 100: management roundtable – Who dares, wins

The legal market is having to adjust to a rapid pace of change, but there’s all to play for if you’re willing to break the mould. A selection of this year’s Hot 100 tell us their game plan. What are the biggest challenges your firm faces in 2015? Mike Polson, managing partner, Ashurst: We’re building a […]

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