TL 20 April 2015

Matt Byrne

Learn from Gibson Dunn: get your crisis control plan in place

When Gibson Dunn & Crutcher reported itself to the SRA last month it was sending a clear message: we’re acting decisively, quickly and we’re on top of this nightmare. The nightmare centred on allegations, subsequently proved, that Gibson Dunn partner Peter Gray had misled a court by knowingly submitting falsified evidence. The US firm issued […]

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Legal stars shape content of new event

High-profile board to guide content of law firm leadership summit Last Wednesday saw the inaugural meeting of an advisory board set up to guide the content for The Lawyer Business Leadership Summit. A high-profile roster of former judges or professionals from prize-winning firms at what was formerly The Lawyer Management Awards gathered to offer insight […]

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Holes, headaches and unease: What a Brexit would really mean

With the general election just 17 days away and the prospect of a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU if the Conservatives win, firms have to consider the consequences for their clients in the event of a ‘Brexit’. The consequences of a UK exit from the EU would depend very much on what […]

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Switzerland – Shaken then spurred

Tax evasion allegations and the uncapping of the Swiss franc have kept the country in the headlines recently, but it’s all good for lawyers. How would you sum up 2014 for the firm? What were your major highlights? Eric Stupp, partner, Bär & Karrer: Bär & Karrer had a positive 2014. Highlights were our involvement […]

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The in-house interview: Hugh Raven, Kier

Hugh Raven swapped Eversheds partnership for a job at building group Kier, helping support the business’s extension plans into property and services. Hugh Raven never planned to work in-house. The Linklaters-trained lawyer hails from the Midlands and envisioned that he would eventually return to the region to be closer to his family. Indeed, a move […]

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Hot 100 alumni: Libby Savill, partner, Latham & Watkins

Lisbeth Savill made The Lawyer Hot 100 in 2012 on the back of an impressive career which had seen her rise to become head of film and television at Olswang. Her 23-year stint at the firm was shortly to come to an end, however. In the summer of 2012 Savill moved to O’Melveny & Myers. […]

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Risk management – Secrets and clients

Banking and finance clients are in the crosshairs of the cyber criminals, and they are relying on law firms to keep their data safe. What do you see as the key challenges in risk management facing clients in the banking and finance sector? Don Randall, senior consultant, Bivonas Law: Keeping up with advances in technology. […]

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Ukraine – Toughing it out

Be strong and think fast are the rules if you want to succeed in this troubled region. The shortlisted firms for our European awards show the way. The political and economic climate in Ukraine continues to be a headache for businesses and their professional advisers. Law firms are having to be creative to survive, with […]

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