TL 17 November 2014

Matt Byrne

Who’d be a law firm leader?

Your partners hate you, your clients are deserting you and all that awaits you at the end of your term is the scorched earth, wintry emptiness of the former law firm leaders’ jobs market. Welcome to the world of the managing partner. In The Lawyer we’ve rarely gone in for offering much in the way […]


Moves: 17 November 2014

Move of the Week Eversheds has appointed Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) real estate tax partner Cathryn Vanderspar as London tax head. Vanderspar was at BLP for more than 16 years and has been involved in the development of new fund structures. UK London The Legal Services Board has appointed Richard Moriarty as its chief executive. […]

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In-house interview: Direct Line Group’s Humphrey Tomlinson

Direct Line Group’s Humphrey Tomlinson has steered the insurance giant down a successful road to an IPO, and an ABS win It has been a hectic few years for Direct Line Group general counsel Humphrey Tomlinson, who handled Direct Line Group’s IPO in 2012. “Closing the IPO was great,” he says. “It gave me a […]


Peter Kalis: Managing partners don’t get no respect

Pompous, paranoid, deluded – just three of the things we managing partners definitely are not. But that doesn’t stop you all talking behind our backs… Are there souls in modern life more misunderstood than law firm managing partners? Flogged by the legal press and unappreciated by partners, many say we’re full of blarney and possess […]

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Offshore: deals and cases Q3 2014

Several billion-dollar deals and a number of landmark cases characterised workflows for offshore firms in the third quarter of 2014 CORPORATE Bermuda Canada Pension Plan acquisition of Wilton Re 31 August 2014 Canada Pension Plan Investment Board acquired Wilton Re Ltd Holdings and its subsidiaries for total cash and consideration of $1.8bn (£1.1bn). The transaction […]


Offshore special: Singapore focus

Offshore players have high hopes of Singapore but for now the work is limited, so increased competition could stymie firms’ growth Compared with Hong Kong, Singapore has a small number of offshore firms. Although it is 13 years since the first offshore player, Conyers Dill & Pearman, opened in the jurisdiction, there are still just […]

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