TL 18 May 2015

Rodoljub Sabić and Aleksandar Resanović discuss personal data protection

Rodoljub Sabić and Aleksandar Resanović recently discussed personal data protection. The Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection and the Deputy Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection presented at a business briefing organised by Karanović & Nikolić on data protection law.

Big survival equipment takeover sees Conyers Dill & Pearman advising

Conyers Dill & Pearman of Cayman acted for Onex Corporation, a leading provider of marine, defence and aerospace survival equipment, through the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Survitec Group (Cayman Islands) Ltd, holding company of the Survitec Group. As well as advising Onex on the corporate and M&A aspects of the acquisition, Conyers […]


International Top 30 Firms in London 2015: the executive summary

This year’s International Top 30 reveals a market in excellent health. As this executive summary of the report shows, taking just revenues alone, these firms’ finances have gone through the roof. Last year, the leading group of overseas-headquartered firms in the UK generated a total revenue of $3.83bn (£2.45bn). This is 13 per cent up […]

Cat Griffiths index

The truth about US firms in London: they’ve come further than you think

To what extent are US firms embedded within the UK corporate landscape? To hear some lawyers at UK firms speak, you’d think the likes of Davis Polk, Sullivan & Cromwell or even Shearman & Sterling act simply for global clients with a stop-off in London. They need to smell the coffee. Over the last few […]

Juliet Young index

Star legal writers in the IT, data and privacy sector

This week we have scrutinised the popular briefings section on to bring you the most-read legal writers in the IT, data and privacy sector and excerpts from their articles. Juliet Young, Schillings – ‘15 minutes of fame: how to safeguard your reputation in the internet era’ Gavin Siggers and Umang Paw, PwC – […]

Newby Chris index

In-house interview: Chris Newby, AIG

He’s been AIG EMEA general counsel for only three years, but Chris Newby’s already overseen one sponsorship deal, two rebrands and three panel reviews. When Chris Newby moved from legacy Norton Rose to insurer AIG, he wanted to be closer to the business he worked for. As his career progressed, Newby believed his options were either […]

Bowden Philip index

Hot 100 alumni: Philip Bowden, Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy’s (A&O) Philip Bowden was featured in the The Lawyer Hot 100 in 2012 for his role in a deal said to be influential in terms of mezzanine lenders and their entitlement to contractual value protection. In the transaction Bowden advised the lenders on the $3.2bn acquisition of WorldPay by Bain Capital and […]

Tony Williams

You say tomato: the problem with lateral hiring across the pond

Lateral hiring has shed its former stigma and gained popularity, but mistakes are inevitable – particularly when firms from both the US and UK are involved. Over the past 20 years, lateral movement of law firm partners has evolved from being seen as an act of betrayal to one’s existing law firm to a credible […]


Staying afloat: Russian law firms and the EU sanctions

Sanctions imposed by the EU after Crimea’s annexation have caused upheaval in the Russian market, but law firms remain optimistic. Q:  What has been the impact on your firm’s business of the sanctions imposed against Russia by the EU in response to the Ukraine crisis? Sergey Pepeliaev, managing partner, Pepeliaev Group: Initially, many investors got […]

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