Updates and analysis from The Lawyer covering law firms from the US and the Americas.
The announcement was revealed at Eversheds’ recent partner conference in New York.
Paul Hastings is to appoint a London lawyer to the role of global co-managing partner for the first time, in a move that highlights the importance of the City to the strategy of the firm. London office head Ronan O’Sullivan will take up the post from October, The Lawyer has learned, replacing current co-managing partner and Los Angeles […]
Allen & Overy has strengthened its M&A practice in New York with the hire of a partner from Shearman & Sterling’s corporate practice. Stephen Besen joins the magic circle firm after 17 years at Shearman & Sterling, further bolstering its US M&A practice. Besen began his legal career in 1983 at Weil Gotshal & Manges. At […]
Allen & Overy (A&O) and Linklaters have both announced that they are matching Cravath Swaine & Moore’s salary scale in their US offices, two weeks after Clifford Chance hiked newly qualified (NQ) lawyer salaries to $190,000. An internal memo sent by A&O said that salary increases would take effect from 1 July 2018, with pay cheques ranging […]
Greenberg Traurig picked up some top real estate talent when KWM collapsed. But how has it integrated its new stars into the firm?
A cohort of UK firms have entered into US mergers over the years, but did they lose their souls as well as their names?
The return of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s former London head Greg Conway to the US symbolises several shifts in the firm’s London office.
A&O, Dentons, Norton Rose – energetic leadership and bold ambition characterise the law firms that have become global players in recent years
When it comes to US firms making that tricky move into the City market, history teaches us that ‘be bold but stay focused’ is the key
Google the words “blockchain and law firms”, and only four names appear on the first results page: Norton Rose Fulbright, Burges Salmon, Clifford Chance and Clyde & Co.
Walker Morris’ Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution, Gwendoline Davies, highlights the importance of dealing comprehensively and clearly with matters of currency and calculation in cross-border contracts…
By D. Lynne Watt Given the popularity of our annual SCC Year in Review article, we thought we would provide a midyear update to check in on what the Court has been doing so far this year and what we can expect for the balance of the year…
By Teresa Matich Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), all businesses, including law firms, have a lot more responsibility when handling their clients’ personal data. Luckily, cloud-based solutions make it a lot easier to ensure you’re following best practices and staying GDPR compliant. This means you can spend less time poring over technical details related […]
McCann FitzGerald is one of Ireland’s premier law firms, with offices in Dublin, London, New York and Brussels. The award-winning firm, which traces its history back to the 1820s, is owned by the partners and comprises 75 partners and over 380 lawyers and professional staff. The firm has always had a significant focus on international […]
Global infrastructure and real estate investment manager InfraRed Capital Partners is a business accustomed to the challenge of change. Acquired by HSBC at the dawn of the new millennium, then rebranded after a management buyout in 2011, it has since grown rapidly across the network, from New York to London to Sydney. Laurence Hayes, associate […]
A few years ago we offered SmartLaw: expert insights for the future of law. As expected, the legal industry has continued to evolve and so must SmartLaw in order to equip firms for the future. We still believe the original SmartLaw key concepts of clients, culture and technology are essential to successful firms, but we now must […]
On 23 March 2018, the United States of America introduced a special protective measure in the form of increased customs duties on imports for steel and aluminium products, including those originating from the Russian Federation… …The Government of the Russian Federation by its Decision No. 788 dated July 2018, therefore, introduced import customs duties rates […]
A guide on how enterprise collaboration platforms can take the pain out of project management and encourage teamwork How do you currently manage your projects? Do you struggle with keeping track of what stage different parts of the project are at? Is it hard to communicate with everyone in your project team at once? This […]
The fight to win legal clients has never been more fierce than it is today. The drastic increase in the number of law firms, disruptive new business and pricing models, and changing expectations of clients is putting the pressure on like never before. We asked 10 legal marketing and business development experts to share their […]
Jean Brisbois, senior manager at Alter Domus explains how the firm uses HighQ to provide secure data rooms for real estate and private equity transactions, fund management as well as internal M&A transactions…
As one of the first firms to provide a range of client-facing online products, Allen & Overy had previously built its own bespoke client portal product, with the technology being a key differentiator for the firm in the legal space. Since then, with the availability of secure cloud solutions, the firm has been able to […]
By Darran Brennan The World Economic Forum has defined Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an element of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and something which will change our world and workplaces. This is similar to the changes envisaged during the previous industrial revolutions (let’s not forget the fears of the Luddites) but what is different now […]