Each year The Lawyer European Awards showcase the impressive achievements of Europe’s finest within the legal industry.
The competition was particularly fierce this year, with a record-breaking amount of submissions from in-house counsel and law firms making the shortlist. The 2020 winners are a force to be reckoned with, having been highly commended by our elite judging panel for implementing bold initiatives ranging from internal innovation to daring international strategies.
Recognised as the benchmark of excellence in the European legal sector, The Lawyer European Awards took place online for a virtual ceremony on Tuesday 1 December 2020. We are thrilled to announce that this year’s winning individuals and teams have been announced and the recording is now available to view.
Once again, thank you to everyone that contributed to the success of the virtual awards ceremony and congratulations to the winners!
In the UK’s first ever ‘Tax Day’ on 23 March 2021, the government released more than 30 consultation documents relating to the future landscape of the UK tax regime. Whilst these documents scrutinised how taxes should be paid, opportunities for simplification and the potential of digitalisation, it was tackling non-compliance which was firmly in the spotlight once again. Tax & estate planning Partner, James Austen, gives his opinion on the proposed measures.
In recent weeks, news of the JES Global Capital fraud committed by fund manager Elliot Smerling has come to light. Unfortunately, we live in world where fraud, much like death and taxes, is inevitable.
Last month, Ropes & Gray appointed its first London partner to its global committee. The appointment comes at a critical time in the firm’s City office, showing both a sense of confidence in the London cohort and need to keep them on side. But is it enough to stem the flow of departures?
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White & Case has hired two partners from Shearman & Sterling, as it rebuilds its London ranks following a recent steady flow of defections. The US firm has taken on partners Tim Sheddick and Katie Hicks, who have spent little more than two years at Shearman. Sheddick is a partner in the project development and […]
CMS has made up 52 lawyers to partner worldwide, its largest-ever promotions round. The firm has promoted 52 partners globally, spanning 22 offices of which the UK accounted for 44 per cent of the total. In the UK, 23 new partners were made up. Of the London partners, energy lawyer Dalia Majumder-Russell joined from Clyde […]
Associates in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis are seeing expectations around their target hours spike considerably, The Lawyer has learned, as a result of rising workloads. Sources said junior lawyers at the US firm have seen their targets skyrocket. Over the past few months, they have risen from the bonus threshold of 2,000 […]
Forsters has entered discussions around its London property strategy, appointing CBRE as agents. The 177-lawyer firm, which is based in Mayfair, is understood to be scoping 50,000sq ft of space further north of the city, around Marylebone, north Oxford Street, Fitzrovia and Soho. Forsters, which derives nearly half of its revenue from its 21-partner real […]
Corporate veteran Nigel Boardman has been appointed by the Prime Minister to carry out an independent review into the ongoing Greensill saga. Boardman, who left Slaughter and May’s partnership in 2019, is a non-executive director of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He has continued since as a senior consultant at Slaughters, with […]
Latham & Watkins and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are acting as cybersecurity start-up Darktrace confirms plans to go public. The Latham team for Darktrace is led by capital markets partner James Inness, with co-chair of the London corporate department Robbie McLaren and partners Josh Kiernan, Shing Yuin Lo and associate Koushik Prasad. Lo, a member of The […]
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