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Willkie Farr & Gallagher is set to bolster its London ranks by hiring a high-profile restructuring partner from Latham & Watkins. Simon Baskerville has spent nearly eight years as a partner at Latham & Watkins and served as the global vice chair of restructuring and special situations. He previously trained at Ashurst and was given […]
CEE firm Schoenherr will double the size of its Warsaw office after hiring a team of 23 lawyers from a domestic Polish firm. This marks the second sizeable team hire by an Austrian headquartered law firm in 2023. The hire includes seven partners, all hailing from Polish national firm SSW Pragmatic Solutions. They are capital […]
The senior partner of Slaughter and May is set to move to Brunswick when his term ends next year. Steve Cooke will join the advisory group in May 2023 as a partner. At Brunswick, Cooke will advise clients in the UK and globally on a range of matters including M&A, crisis, disputes and litigation. The […]
The full list of the UK firms ranked 101-200 by revenue in 2023.
Pinsent Masons is appointing AI champions within every office, creating 11 different “communities” of employees participating in data product testing. The firm wants to make support around AI-related initiatives locally accessible by establishing advanced delivery teams for each practice group, as well as function-focused communities to test the capabilities of Microsoft 365 Copilot. The 11 […]
This report contains: An overview of cases at a selection of courts in Singapore and Hong Kong Jurisdiction specific profiles Please note that an updated report with Dubai courts will be published at a later date.
This report contains: the second half of the top 200 UK firms (101-200) ranked by firmwide revenue analysis of the overall health of the market in 2023 key trends that firms in this tier are facing interactive, firm specific profiles of the firms’ financial overview, business mix and operations
This report contains : firms’ investments in GenAI startups and the growth potential in the sector the challenges firms may face in pricing GenAI-handled tasks AI investment at the Big Four analysis of UK 200 firms’ concerns on a range of risks
This report contains firm profiles for the 50 firms ranked in the UK Litigation 50.
This report contains: analysis of financial performance in 2022 five-year trends in revenue and headcount metrics regional analysis gender diversity in the Euro 100 partnerships
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A toxic combination of rising costs has put working capital levels under pressure. The gauge will rise as firms adjust to a new tax regime that prevents them from holding onto taxable profits generated by equity partners for almost two years. Traditionally that pot of cash yielded high interest rates and it could be put […]
Listed firms once claimed to be pioneering a new style of firm. But the four outfits currently in this misshapen gang (and former members DWF and Ince Group), have had their fair share of shakes and wobbles. They must satisfy two distinct audiences. On one hand there are equity partners, and on the other the […]
If you haven’t got a head of sustainability, you’re increasingly in the minority. For the last three years, law firms have been jumping on this trend: since 2021, no fewer than 27 firms have appointed a sustainability or ESG leader. Looking at where all these green gurus have come from is an interesting exercise in […]
Law folklore dictates that any indication of a transactional slowdown will see a growth in contentious business. But despite economic fragility, partner hiring has favoured corporate and finance stars rather than litigators for much of 2023. The US firms are, as always, to blame for this. Indicative data from Atlas by Codex Edge shows that […]
Today would have been deadline day for Allen & Overy (A&O). You’ll recall that earlier this month (9 November), the firm was targeted by a cyber-attack. This, it said, was “a data incident impacting a small number of storage servers”. In contrast, the Russian LockBit ransomware group that claimed responsibility, and which is understood to […]
Clifford Chance and Latham & Watkins have scored mandates on the acquisition of a stake in Heathrow Airport by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund PIF and Ardian. The Lawyer has learnt that Latham advised its long-standing client, the PIF. The Lawyer understands the relationship manager for the PIF is UAE-based finance partner Harj Rai, who […]
Working alongside seven lawyers, Mondelez’s chief counsel for Northern Europe has a team covering everything from marketing to contracts, to ESG and M&A, at the snack giant.
Simmons & Simmons has developed its own generative AI (genAI) tool, with its workforce encouraged to train up and think about how new technologies can help in their daily life. The firm has called its genAI tool “Percy” – named after one of the twin brothers who co-founded Simmons in 1896. While Percy is powered […]
Hogan Lovells has secured a victory for the London Metal Exchange (LME) after US-based hedge fund Elliott Associates and energy trading company Jane Street Management brought a novel judicial review that sought damages for cancelled nickel trades. On 8 March, an unprecedented spike in the price of nickel during the early hours of trading drove […]
Solicitors are not yet being asked to contribute more to the legal regulator’s compensation fund, despite it already receiving claims worth £33m following the collapse of Axiom Ince. There had been speculation that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) might need to impose a one-off levy on members to deal with the influx of claims. However, […]
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