KPMG

Magic circle partner swiped by KPMG Law

Nick Roome, who has led KPMG Law’s UK legal practice since 2014, is passing the baton to Linklaters partner Stuart Bedford. Bedford has been a corporate partner at the magic circle firm for over 20 years. Prior to which, he had experience in-house as counsel for BAE Systems, as a senior consultant for Grosvenor, and […]

The Lawyer European Awards 2022: who’s made the shortlist?

The Lawyer European Awards is back and ready to crown the crème de la crème of the European legal market next month. Here is the shortlist. This year, 24 prizes are up for grabs as law firms, in-house teams and networks battle for regional accolades, the best initiatives and teams of the year across several practice […]

Clifford Chance’s former tax head is having the time of his life

Dan Neidle is enjoying his new role as a gadfly “All communications sent to me will be held in strict confidence and only disclosed with your explicit permission”, reads the legal notice on Dan Neidle’s website Tax Policy Associates (TPA). “Unless you are threatening to sue me for libel, in which case absolutely no duty […]

Dickson Minto will merge. Will it take the Edinburgh office with it?

Meetings between law firm leaders can be casual, just a polite meeting to chew the fat over a cup of coffee, or they can have a serious intent. Last month, when Dickson Minto’s de facto managing partner Jordan Simpson met with a delegation from New York’s Fried Frank, it was the latter. Make no mistake, […]

The top 100 European law firms

This post has been updated with The Lawyer’s 2021 ranking of the top 100 European law firms by revenue. For many firms in Europe, the difficulties of 2020 turned out to be how to meet capacity when workflows roared back in the second half, and how to keep their staff motivated through waves of lockdowns […]