The Lawyer’s Top 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?
Linklaters has overhauled how it distributes its profits to partners, The Lawyer has learned, marking another shift as firms increasingly review ways of operating after the pandemic. The partnership at the magic circle firm has passed through a change in the frequency of its profit distributions that will switch to once every two months instead […]
Update: Deloitte was appointed as administrators on Monday evening, with Freshfields and Brown Rudnick both set to advise on the next steps. Arcadia has declined a £50m lifeline loan from Frasers Group, as Philip Green’s retail empire – advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer – continues crunch talks over its future. Freshfields’ restructuring partners Neil Golding […]
Kirkland & Ellis has lost a finance partner to Ropes & Gray, as the latter looks to build out its capabilities for private capital clients. Partner Samuel Norris is set to join the US rival after spending most of his career at Kirkland. As part of his practice, he advises financial sponsors on private equity […]
Fried Frank and Linklaters have bagged the top roles on Carlyle’s shareholder exit from PA Consulting, as control passes to Jacobs Engineering. Linklaters partners Chris Boycott and Alex Woodward advised private equity house Carlyle on the sale of its 65 per cent shareholding, along with managing associate Lauren Bretton in corporate and associates Frances Hibbert […]
Osborne Clarke is hiring a Bird & Bird partner, just months after Stephenson Harwood said it was hiring IP specialist Tim Harris. In September, Stephenson Harwood released a statement on the hire of Harris, in which IP partner Alexandra Pygall said: “Adding a lawyer of Tim’s calibre, with heavyweight patent litigation experience, strengthens our existing […]
The seventh and final instalment of The Lawyer European Awards shortlist discussions presented by The Lawyer’s Editor, Catrin Griffiths and International Editor, Yun Kriegler will look at the teams and people that have really added value to their organisations.