Few deals last year got the market talking as much as Access Group’s private debt refinancing, a bumper transaction involving 16 credit funds. In the past month, it emerged the software group had called in advisers again for a follow-on deal. The Lawyer understands that this time it was Allen & Overy that got the […]
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) is cutting roles in its business services teams globally after an internal audit. The firm is making 47 of its business services positions redundant. The majority of the roles are based in the US with 34 people being made redundant across 17 of its offices in the country. A further […]
Bristows is set to open a hub in Dublin this summer to assist its quest to be the first firm through the doors of the new Unified Patent Court (UPC), opening 1 June 2023. The UPC will be a new patent court common to 17 European Union (EU) member states with exclusive jurisdiction over European […]
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is taking its case against an ex-DLA Piper partner to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT). In February 2020, real estate lawyer Robert Arnison is alleged to have added the signature of a witness for a property deal ongoing at the time without their knowledge or consent. He is then understood […]
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the legal industry, from contract analysis to legal research. But how are law firms and individuals actually using AI today? What are the benefits and challenges of implementing AI in legal practice? Join Everlaw for an engaging conversation about AI in action and its potential for transforming the legal […]
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This report contains: a brief look at the latest trends in life sciences sparked or accelerated by Covid-19 analysis of the main law firms working in the area across the spectrum of contentious and non-contentious practices insight into the 100 largest UK life sciences deals since 2020
This report contains stratification of the market by firmwide headcount at the domestic Italian firms comparison to the international firms that are present there context for how the market has reached this point following the era of mass privatisation in Italy
This report contains: a ranking of the largest chambers by tenant headcount in the last financial year a look at the changes in headcount over the past year, barristers’ year of call, retention rates and gender diversity data from The Lawyer‘s Litigation Tracker offering insight into which chambers feature most in some of the main […]
This report contains An overview of cases heard at the courts in Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong during Q1 of 2023 Jurisdiction specific profiles
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Dodgy-looking characters losing thousands in the casino, sky-high fountain displays dancing in front of glitzy hotels, and George Clooney with his 11-strong mob breaking into vaults are sights you expect to witness in Las Vegas. And a recent holiday to Sin City did not disappoint – except the Clooney part, unfortunately. What was unexpected was […]
Access to justice remains a neglected ideal for this Government
If you need further evidence of Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling’s very serious intentions to merge, just look at which firms are sorting out the nitty gritty. First off, they did not seek M&A advice from their own – and therefore cheaper – partners. They went external, and to no less than Simpson […]
No way is this a merger of equals
If you’re thinking of moving jobs, then you might be in the minority. The recruitment market has slowed over the past few months after the well-documented pandemic boom and subsequent economic turmoil. A few trends are putting off both sides of the coin. Stealth layoffs and redundancies have been widely reported, but some rather unremarkable […]
The Duke of Sussex has lost a High Court legal challenge against the Home Office after the UK Government and Metropolitan Police refused to allow the royal to retain his police security detail. After his intention to step down as a working royal became clear, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle announced their move […]
“My first thought on the Allen & Overy-Shearman merger was ‘this is exciting!’” says one in-houser, but then came the realisation. “Oh wait, which way will the fees go?” Money is often top of the list for in-housers when trying to pick external counsel, alongside factors that include quality of expertise and geographic scale. The […]
Scottish independent firm Brodies has launched an office in Abu Dhabi, making it the firm’s seventh office in total and its first venture outside of Europe, The Lawyer can reveal. The office has been coined Brodies Middle East, and the decision to open it has been driven by the firm’s existing energy clients in Abu […]
Hogan Lovells is the latest firm to join the likes of A&O and Linklaters in hiking its newly-qualified solicitor pay, The Lawyer understands. Newly-qualified solicitor pay in London is set to rise by 12 per cent from £107,500 to £120,000. Birmingham NQs will be paid £75,000, an increase of £5,000. Pressure on firms to meet NQ […]
Ashurst has swiped a global energy and infrastructure team from Shearman & Sterling, just days after the US firm announced its transformative tie-up with Allen & Overy The defecting Shearman team includes London-based project finance partners Sanja (Sonny) Udovicic and Julia Derrick, as well as Seoul-based partner Anna Chung, and Singapore-based partner Jean-Louis Neves Mandelli […]
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