TL 24 February 2014


Latham PE: the new Clifford Chance?

Magic circle firm’s private equity crown slips as Latham ‘targets’ superclient Carlyle Clifford Chance’s private equity (PE) team is looking somewhat depleted following a series of exits. The incoming global corporate chief – most likely to be partner Guy Norman following an uncontested election – will have a big job on his hands.  The departure […]

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The Offshore Top 30, 2014: The byteback begins

After the activity lull last year, offshore firms have regrouped and come out fighting with state-of-the-art technology that takes client service to a new level After a year of substantial change in the offshore legal market in 2012, last year proved to be a much quieter affair. But while there were fewer management changes and […]

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The Offshore Top 30, 2014: rankings and analysis

Ogier and Carey Olsen climb the charts due to a new ranking method but Maples and Calder still hits top spot 1 Maples and Calder Managing partner: Henry Smith Legal Staff: 713 Fee-earners: 324 Qualified lawyers: 254 Partners: 89 Equity partners: not disclosed (ND) Female partners: 18 Female equity partners: ND Fiduciary Staff: 301 Fee-earners: […]


In-house interview: Network experience – Fred Linker at Ciena

Catering to the cutting-edge internet cable needs of the likes of BT and C&W, and taking on heavyweights for consortia tenders is all in a day’s work for Ciena’s Fred Linker Next time you send an email to a client overseas spare a thought for the technology enabling it and the sheer distance it has to […]

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Stress: the elephant in the room

Last week we reported that Hogan Lovells was setting up an on-site confidential counselling service for its staff as part of its health and wellbeing policy. This is not in response to the death of IP partner David Latham, says the firm, but it’s fair to say that that sad event would have concentrated many […]

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