TL 25 May 2015


Star legal writers in the employment sector

This week’s most-read briefings writers from are drawn from the employment sector. The following excerpts cover the implications of that ‘fracas’ involving Jeremy Clarkson, managing social media and an at-a-glance guide to legal changes this year. Gateley – ‘How to deal with a workplace ‘fracas’’ Antonia Blackwell, Shoosmiths – ‘ Top 10 employment […]

Culture, challenge and change

This week’s in-house interview sees Bjarne Tellmann, general counsel at publishing giant Pearson, go into detail about cultural change in an organisation. It took Tellmann – listed in The Lawyer Hot 100 this year, and whose function is shortlisted for In-House TMT Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards next month – just 12 […]


The Lawyer GC Strategy Summit: GCs need to realise their power

Term ‘lawyer’ no longer describes the GC role in business, says top CEO It’s a generally accepted fact that in-house lawyers now have more control and power than ever before – over their choice of external advisers, the amount they pay for advice and the influence they have on their own businesses. But, as delegates […]


European firms report record turnover as Continent bounces back

Revenue and profits were up across much of the Continent last year as the European 100 gained a new top-ranked firm, France’s Fidal. Overall, 2014 was a good year across Europe. Even though not all markets are out of recession the combined turnover of the European 100 rose by around 5 per cent, to €8.6bn […]

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Hot 100 alumni: Andrew Edge, Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood partner Andrew Edge was featured in 2012’s Hot 100 after a string of deals in the pharmaceutical sector. While many of these client relationships still stand, the situation has changed slightly, with Edge now in charge of the firm’s 76-strong corporate team. Stephenson Harwood partner Andrew Edge was featured in 2012’s The Lawyer […]

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Getting to grips with corporate contracts

Contractual blind spots affect not only general counsel, but whole companies too. The corporate contractual process is failing. Epically. And that’s a big problem. Despite the swarms of people and astonishingly high spend devoted to this category, contract life-cycle management in most companies is a low-tech, disorganised process fragmented across numerous legal and non-legal functions. […]

Bjarne Tellmann

In-house interview: Bjarne Tellmann, Pearson

Bjarne Tellmann has rebooted publisher Pearson’s in-house legal team, redesigned the entire legal function and reduced the legal team’s budget, and he shows no sign of slowing down yet… When Bjarne Tellmann joined publishing giant Pearson from Coca-Cola in 2014, he found a legal department that was vulnerable to external risks because no single person […]

Ranjeev Kumar

Moves: 25 May 2015

Move of the week Real estate partner Ranjeev Kumar has joined Watson Farley & Williams’ London office from Katten Muchin Rosenman, where he was a partner for three years. Kumar advises clients on both domestic and cross-border real estate transactions and also specialises in real estate finance. His appointment is intended to help grow Watson […]