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Data lawyers brace for surge in lockdown cybersecurity disputes

Litigators are expecting a massive rise in data disputes that stem from the lockdown period, according to a survey conducted as part of The Lawyer‘s Global Litigation 50 report. The figures show that 79 per cent of respondents strongly agree that data abuse and cybersecurity litigation is expected to increase over the next three years. […]

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Hogan Lovells’ Davison: Flex lawyers and tech are taking litigation “to the next level”

The world’s biggest litigation practices are generating more money from fewer lawyers, data in The Lawyer’s latest analysis of the international disputes market has confirmed. This year’s Global Litigation 50 report includes revenue and headcount data on the world’s 50-largest contentious practices over the past five years. It shows that the growth in the total […]

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London and the US to play host to the biggest cases of 2021

For the first time, The Lawyer has put together a comprehensive list of global disputes being heard in 2021, with six of the top 20 held in London. The list of cases, which features as part of the Global Litigation 50 report, covers all manner of disputes whether it is a commercial tussle in London’s […]


Simpson Thacher tops litigation RPL ranking – but no UK firm makes top 25

Simpson Thacher’s litigation lawyers generated more than $3m each last year, placing the New York firm at the top of the revenue per lawyer (RPL) ranking in the new Global Litigation 50 report, The Lawyer can reveal. Indeed, Simpson Thacher ($3.02m) is the only firm with an RPL figure above $3m. Its closest competitors are […]

Eversheds revises work allocation model to balance UK disputes work

Eversheds Sutherland’s litigation team has started to allocate new cases based on suitability and experience, rather than location. Previously, if a case came into the firm’s Manchester office the litigation team in Manchester would lead on it. However, now the case will be allocated depending on office workload and experience as the firm ditches local […]

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Clifford Chance closes the gap on Freshfields’ litigation lead

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has lost significant ground in the global disputes market to its three magic circle rivals over the past five years despite making a series of international investments and partner hires, The Lawyer can reveal. In this year’s Global Litigation 50 report, which ranks the world’s leading disputes practices by the revenue they […]


Latham brushes off coronavirus concerns with pledge to attack London disputes market

With many UK firms still hitting the brake pedal in terms of hiring, their US counterparts are ramping up efforts to impose themselves further on London’s litigation scene, as noted by The Lawyer’s Global Litigation 50. As well as taking a retrospective look at hikes in headcount over the past 12 months, the report details […]

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Dechert client accuses DoJ of misconduct in Deutsche Bank dispute

A former Deutsche Bank trader has accused the US Department of Justice of prosecutorial misconduct, relating to a fraud case in Chicago. James Vorley, who has instructed Dechert, stands accused of “spoofing” for trades, or market manipulation, while working at the bank’s London office. Vorley and Cedric Chanu were precious metals traders at Deutsche and […]

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Paul Weiss lands Boies Schiller duo ahead of West Coast launch

Boies Schiller Flexner is to lose yet further partners in the US, with Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison snapping up Meredith Dearborn and Jessica Phillips to launch a new office in California. Out of the two incoming litigators, Dearborn will form part of a new Paul Weiss base in Northern California, while Phillips will […]


Proskauer eyes litigation growth after first City hire

Proskauer Rose is targeting significant growth in its contentious practice in London after the firm hired its first litigation partner earlier this year. The firm hired Dorothy Murray in March from KWM to set up her litigation practice at the US firm. Murray’s practice focuses on investment and commercial disputes, acting for clients in a […]