TL 29 June 20115


Asian firms continue outward push with globalising clients

The Lawyer Asia-Pacific 150, which provides unmatched insight into the region’s largest 100 independent firms and top 50 international firms, is now in its third year. This year’s report builds on two years of exclusive historical data. Added to this year’s figures the report confirms that Asia remains largely a growth market for law firms. […]


Asia-Pacific 150: local firms’ expansion accelerates as China dominates

International firms have generally positioned themselves well for Asia-Pacific’s rise – teething troubles aside. But it is the locals, particularly in China, who show the biggest appetite for its business, growing faster and wider than the globals. International law firms have been in the Asia-Pacific since the early 1970s, but in the past decade or […]


Cash: saviour of the universe

Salary rises for trainee and junior lawyers came thick and fast this year, with US, City and magic circle firms all flashing the cash. While the general picture was one of prosperous generosity, there are some trends worth taking a look at. One of the first firms to announce its salary bands for the coming […]


Innovation in law firms – where is it?

Firms that let talented, tech-savvy thinkers go are losing out to New Law upstarts that are deploying hardcore R&D to break down barriers By Andrew Chamberlain, head of the service delivery executive, DWF In the past 24 hours I have attended three meetings, each with someone who had been a senior member of a top […]


Moves: 29 June

Move of the week O’Melveny & Myers ’ London head Solomon Wifa has joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher as a partner, as the firm builds its private equity and funds practices in London. In 2010, Wifa became O’Melveny’s youngest-ever office managing partner at the age of 37, having moved from legacy SJ Berwin in 2004. […]


Hot 100 alumni: Harry Small, Baker & McKenzie

Baker & McKenzie outgoing global head of information technology and communications (ITC) Harry Small has seen six years of action in management since he appeared in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 in 2010, co-ordinating what he considers “probably the biggest tech practice in the world”. “We ended up with the best practice in the world,” he says. […]


In-house interview: Zoe Bucknell, OneSavings Bank

Zoe Bucknell became OneSavings Bank’s GC on the day it changed from Kent Reliance and immediately faced a tough mix of start-up and legacy issues. Four years on and her reward is steep growth via a £413m flotation. OneSavings Bank’s (OSB) Zoe Bucknell might be the busiest general counsel in the UK. Since 2011 she […]

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