Pinsent Masons has posted double-digit revenue growth for the 2016/17 financial year, while profit per equity partner (PEP) reached £625,000.
Co-operation is vital to make the Electronic Communications Code work. But is everyone playing their part?
Legal teams need to play a part in changing behaviour within firms
The changing role of the general counsel and enabling the legal function to claim a more pivotal and strategic role in the business
Advice for GCs as we all seek to make sense of the digital landscape
A roundtable discussion between General Counsel from a range of fintech companies highlighted some common ground when it comes to the challenge of on-going innovation. A virtual roundtable hosted by sector head for financial services at Shoosmiths, Stephen Dawson, and partner Luke Stubbs, in conjunction with The Lawyer, brought together a group of senior lawyers […]
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Arcadia has declined a £50m lifeline loan from Frasers Group, as Philip Green’s retail empire – advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer – continues crunch talks over its future. Freshfields’ restructuring partners Neil Golding and Adam Gallagher have been leading for Arcadia, but are expected to grab the mandate for Deloitte if appointed formally as administrators. […]
Kirkland & Ellis has lost a finance partner to Ropes & Gray, as the latter looks to build out its capabilities for private capital clients. Partner Samuel Norris is set to join the US rival after spending most of his career at Kirkland. As part of his practice, he advises financial sponsors on private equity […]
Fried Frank and Linklaters have bagged the top roles on Carlyle’s shareholder exit from PA Consulting, as control passes to Jacobs Engineering. Linklaters partners Chris Boycott and Alex Woodward advised private equity house Carlyle on the sale of its 65 per cent shareholding, along with managing associate Lauren Bretton in corporate and associates Frances Hibbert […]
Osborne Clarke is hiring a Bird & Bird partner, just months after Stephenson Harwood said it was hiring IP specialist Tim Harris. In September, Stephenson Harwood released a statement on the hire of Harris, in which IP partner Alexandra Pygall said: “Adding a lawyer of Tim’s calibre, with heavyweight patent litigation experience, strengthens our existing […]
BLM has replaced its three-year £20m funding package with a new deal with HSBC. The insurance specialist said that the new facility will support the continued development of its digital first strategy, which it initiated last year. The firm is now paperless, and over the summer began the shift to a more flexible working model […]
Kirkland & Ellis is well known for promoting its new corporate talent to partner at around six years post-qualification experience (PQE), but a handful of other firms in The Lawyer‘s UK Corporate 50 are not far behind. According to research conducted on the largest set of promotions over the past five years, Slaughter and May […]