TL 4 May 2015

Chris Newby

AIG reviews UK roster and picks 64 firms for first European panel

Insurance giant AIG has completed a review of its UK panel while at the same time establishing a European panel of 64 firms. The second phase of the panel review saw the company review the terms and conditions of the UK panel to allow AIG to gain more from the firms it uses. AIG general […]


Star legal writers on

Every day on, experts are posting market insights and sharing personal experiences to keep their peers up to date in this fast-moving sector. To recognise their hard work and ensure readers don’t miss key information, we are printing excerpts of the most-read briefings and writers by sector. This week it’s the stars in litigation. […]

Cat Griffiths index

Firms call competition into play

Competition partners don’t tend to hit the headlines, but Paula Riedel’s departure from Linklaters to Kirkland & Ellis last week generated considerable reader interest. It was not a lone move in this sector last week; just two days earlier, we reported that Andrea Gomes da Silva left Freshfields for the CMA. And earlier in the year, we saw former […]

Lawyer Awards The Shortlist Cover

The Lawyer Awards 2015: the shortlist revealed

The Lawyer Awards celebrate excellence across private practice, the public sector, commerce and industry and the Bar. Now in its 21st year, The Lawyer Awards, in association with Travelers, has established itself as the leading awards initiative within the legal industry and is unquestionably the biggest night of the year for the legal profession. This […]

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Eon UK head of legal Kirinjeet Kalsi

Investigations into the Big Six energy companies could herald even more regulatory changes for the sector, but Eon’s head of legal Kirinjeet Kalsi is taking it all in her stride. When Eon’s UK head of legal Graham Line stepped down as a result of the start of a major probe by energy regulator Ofgem in […]


Hot 100 Alumni: James Snape, Nabarro

James Snape made The Lawyer Hot 100 in 2010 after securing a series of public finance initiative (PFI) waste contracts for Nabarro. Snape trained in local government with Guildford Borough Council before moving to Nabarro where he focused on planning and environmental work. He has been with the firm ever since, moving through the ranks from […]


More Shard, less Cheops – the new look of law

In the next decade, artificial intelligence will radically streamline the organisation and economics of law firms. Better get your strategic thinking caps on now. So where are we – where is your firm – on the spectrum between ‘business as usual’ and ‘the end of lawyers’?  As the market enjoys its best spell for a […]

Global Arbitration index

How firms are getting to grips with the surge in global arbitration

International arbitration cases have spiralled and venues are developing to serve the new wealth of the East. Traditional Western firms need to adapt quickly. The global economy, while still experiencing extraordinary growth, has had a turbulent decade – the 2007/08 banking crisis, debilitating recession in major economies, increased regulation in the financial sector, turmoil in […]

Thomas Ross index

Moves: 4 May 2015

Move of the week Ropes & Gray has hired its first commercial litigation partner in London. Thomas Ross has joined the firm’s business and securities litigation practice as a partner from K&L Gates. Ross also has 10 years’ experience working at Slaughter and May. Ross’ practice focuses on domestic and international banking, financial services and […]

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