As data breaches rise amid new GDPR regulations, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has developed in-house software to help clients react to leaks and counteract potential financial losses. The software, which identifies and analyses the personal data breached in the leaks, was built in-house by the head of the firm’s global cyber security practice Andrew Moir […]
Using Global 200 data, The Lawyer reveals which law firms have failed to keep pace with the global market, and what this group’s performance since 2008 can tell us about the future for the world’s top law firms
Our latest 60 second interview in the “Law firm of the Year” series features senior partner Richard Foley, who talks to The Lawyer about Pinsent Masons‘ vision for the future and the importance of understanding the DNA of your business in times of unprecedented change.
Clifford Chance has launched a new innovation lab in Singapore to explore legal technology solutions with the input of startups, companies and academics. As part of the firm’s innovation and best delivery hub for Asia Pacific, the project called Create +65 aims to develop and test new technology by gathering players at various ends of the […]
Jones Day has made up 46 new partners globally in its latest promotions round, while London accounts for the majority of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft’s new joiners. The majority of Jones Day’s new partners – 34 out of 46 – were made up in the US, with a smattering of partners making the grade in the […]
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson and Dechert have fought off an appeal from White & Case upholding an earlier High Court decision in favour of Russian lender Sberbank. The appeal made by the International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA) was unanimously dismissed by Lord Justices Lewison, Henderson and Baker, with White & Case now expected […]
Clifford Chance has pledged to engage other elite law firms in a bid to counter corruption, after the firm came under pressure for acting on a deal involving the son of Equatorial Guinea’s long-serving president. The firm confirmed it played a role in the sale of a private jet to Teodoro Obiang in 2006, with the magic […]
Centrica’s deputy general counsel Justine Campbell has been named as the company’s new legal head following the retirement of its longstanding chief Grant Dawson. Campbell joined Centrica in 2013 as general counsel of its British Gas business, before rising through the ranks to the role of Centrica’s general counsel for UK and Ireland and then […]