The Lawyer’sTop 20 Cases 2018 will be published on Monday, detailing the most complex and high-value commercial and public disputes in the English courts this year. But what happened to last year’s top cases?
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is to extend and refurbish its London office space, following a record 2019 in revenues in the City. The US firm has taken on an extra floor in its CityPoint home and has started its refurbishment of all of its space, which will include the redoing of offices and a new […]
The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of Stewarts Law in a costs challenge brought by one of its former clients, who argued the firm’s rates for fee-earners were “excessive”. Kjerulf Ainsworth instructed Stewarts back in October 2017, bringing in the boutique after a breakdown in the relationship with his former partner, over which […]
A host of barristers’ chambers have been appointed to the City of London panel, including Cornerstone, Doughty Street and Garden Court. A total of 47 contracts have been awarded across eight areas, including planning, property, criminal and civil litigation– totalling £55m. Six contracts have been awarded to Cornerstone, with the public law set being appointed […]
Lawyer headcount gains in Goodwin’s City office was larger than its revenue growth last year, with the latter slowing down from a record 2018. Turnover in Goodwin’s London office rose from $66.8m in 2018 to $74m in 2019, an 11 percent increase. This follows from skyrocketing growth in 2018, when the firm’s revenue in the […]
Two partners are set to leave Mishcon de Reya for Greenberg Traurig, in a rare loss for the City firm. Partners Masoud Zabeti and Mohammed Khamisa QC have been hired by the London office of Greenberg. Zabeti has been a longtime partner at the UK firm, having led its finance and banking litigation practice for more […]
Five international law firms have acted on the €7.5bn sale of Bombardier’s rail business to French company Alstom, one of the biggest European deals of the year so far. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton was the lead legal adviser to Alstom on the acquisition with a cross-Atlantic team, while Norton Rose Fulbright counseled the seller […]