US and the Americas

Updates and analysis from The Lawyer covering law firms from the US and the Americas.

News

US trio take the lead on Uber’s long-awaited IPO

Cooley is one of three US heavyweights advising on Uber’s long-awaited IPO, as it prepares for its May debut on the New York Stock Exchange. According to Uber’s filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday, Cooley, led by its co-head of global capital markets David Peinsipp and partners Siana Lowrey and Andrew Williamson, is […]

Lady justice

Real estate litigators gear up as downturn looms

Much of the focus of the work handled by the firms in The Lawyer’s upcoming Global Real Estate 50 report is transactional, in particular high-end corporate and finance. But with a major downturn looming, many firms’ litigators are also gearing up for a busy period. But in March, in the UK, there is only one topic […]

New York

Willkie Farr chief embroiled in US college admissions scandal

Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s co-chairman has been named by the US Department of Justice as one of 50 individuals charged in relation to an alleged conspiracy over cheating in college entrance exams. Gordon Caplan, who is based in New York, is listed as having been charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit mail […]

Bakers accelerates efficiency plans with fourth back office launch

Baker McKenzie has chosen Argentina for its next business services centre as part of its three-year assessment of its global capabilities, The Lawyer can reveal.  The decision to open a Buenos Aires hub comes six months after the firm announced plans to open a global support facility in Tampa, Florida, with both expected to be […]

Covington’s City turnover soars above $100m

Building on a series of team hires from firms such as legacy Chadbourne & Parke and King & Wood Mallesons, Covington & Burling has increased its London revenue by nearly 26 per cent over 2018. The firm posted turnover in London of $101m in 2018 from $80.5m the previous year. This means Covington’s City revenue […]

Analysis

Featured Briefings

Leaked nudes and talent morality clauses: A lesson for the digital age

Not every morality clause is created equal and the parties must consider what they hope to achieve when drafting the clause in order to ensure their reputation is protected. In November 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed a leave to appeal application on the application of a morality clause. Certain lessons can be pulled from […]

UK and Germany – A new post-Brexit partnership

For decades, Germany has been one of the biggest foreign investors in the UK. While the British love to talk about their ‘special relationship’ with the United States, there is now every chance that, in a post-Brexit world, Germany will become the UK’s new priority…

UK trade policy in the New Trump Order

A major plank of Trump’s candidacy was that of trade protection of US industry. Contrast that with the situation in the UK, where the current UK government continues to promote a free and open trade policy. It is not surprising, therefore, that little consideration in post-(hard) Brexit discussions has been given to the future of […]

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