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Vinson & Elkins taps Jones Day for City finance partner

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:11:57 -0500

Former Berwin Leighton Paisner partner jumps to Vinson's London base


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Milbank continues London push with hire of Shearman high yield star

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:38:55 -0500

Shearman European capital markets chief to follow four-partner Cadwalader team to Milbank's London base


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BLP and Bryan Cave bring in Macfarlanes for advice on merger talks

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:18:37 -0500

Transatlantic merger discussions hand role to top City firm as talks hit tax delay


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New tech, non-lawyer partners and global growth on CC agenda as Layton eyes 'radical' change

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:14:12 -0500

Newly reelected magic circle chief targets US and Asia acceleration in second term


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Slaughters advises as Richemont makes €2.8bn bid for Yoox Net-a-Porter

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:08:18 -0500

Magic circle firm acts alongside Italian ally as Swiss luxury group seeks to buy Milan-listed retailer


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Eversheds Sutherland sets sights on integration and 'common culture' in new strategic plan

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:00:27 -0500

As the anniversary of their firms' mega-merger approaches, leaders Lee Ranson and Mark Wasserman set out their priorities for the future


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Dealmaker: Freshfields' Charles Hayes on making partner, rare breed cattle and texting legal advice

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:51:44 -0500

Private equity partner Hayes reflects on deal highlights, his first day as a partner and a second life as a farmer


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Linklaters names new China chief as former head leaves for domestic firm

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:42:15 -0500

Fangda signs up outgoing Linklaters China chief as Chinese firms continue to recruit from global players


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Conflict concerns or a planned refocus? Mayer Brown London exits prompt strategy questions

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:49:15 -0500

Former partner cites 'horrendous' conflicts as firm aims to refocus on high end insurance work after string of partner departures


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Defence group Chemring turns to Herbert Smith Freehills for SFO probe

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:39:28 -0500

HSF advising on SFO investigation into bribery, corruption and money laundering at defence company


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Dentons suspends partner following allegations of inappropriate behaviour

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:19:11 -0500

Firm opens investigation into claims against former Maclay Murray & Spens partner


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British Land appoints former Co-op Bank GC to head legal team

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:26:58 -0500

Brona McKeown takes over from Elaine Williams as GC of the FTSE 100 company


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Quantuma reappointed as administrator as questions emerge about KWM's accounting practices before collapse

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:52:26 -0500

Partners still waiting for confirmation of tax losses as Quantuma's term as administrator is extended


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ITV launches social mobility scheme with support from magic circle and big four firms

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:25:44 -0500

Firms such as Slaughter and May, Clifford Chance and DLA Piper are supporting the scheme


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What it takes to be a great modern litigator: seven top tips from lawyers and clients

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:39:41 -0500

Lawyers from BT, Vodafone, Barclays, Travers and DLA on the personal and professional qualities that make a top litigator


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Charles Russell Speechlys to merge with sports boutique Couchmans

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:58:28 -0500

CRS bolsters sports practice with Couchmans acquisition following four-partner team exit last year


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Addressing the challenges of multilingual document review

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:38:45 -0500

The need to manage the review of documents in multiple languages is an ever-increasing challenge for law firms and corporate legal departments


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Milbank seals City coup with hire of four-partner Cadwalader restructuring team

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:37:26 -0500

Cads loses quartet led by ex-Linklaters partner Ng as firm posts 10% London revenue rise


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BLP-Bryan Cave merger vote delayed as firms face tax hit

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:35:21 -0500

Transatlantic tie-up pushed back as firms weigh up tax bill that consultant speculates could run into 'tens of millions'


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Vodafone completes innovation-focused panel review with two firms replaced

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:45:25 -0500

Squire Patton Boggs and Wiggin join telecoms giant's panel after review focusing on "digitalisation of legal services"


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Mayer Brown London insurance practice continues to shed partners as duo leave for Clydes

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:01:38 -0500

Exit of City partner duo comes after departure of London team to Kennedys last year


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Magic circle duo win lead roles on Informa’s £9bn UBM takeover bid

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:37:36 -0500

Talks come after two companies first explored a merger a decade ago


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'They’ve dug a big hole so someone has to go into that mess' - Carillion collapse set to keep lawyers busy for years

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:01:28 -0500

Partners from practice areas like restructuring, construction, banking, corporate and commercial to be drawn into Carillion insolvency


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Labour peer accuses Hogan Lovells of 'connivance in criminality' and calls for SRA to withdraw firm’s permission to practise

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:33:26 -0500

Lord Hain accuses law firm of 'fatally flawed whitewash of a report' on South Africa corruption claims in House of Lords speech


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The law firm diversity debate: it’s time to stop talking and start doing

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:23:27 -0500

UK law firms are waking up to the importance of micro-diversity within the workplace


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Eight partners to compete in DLA Piper’s first contested senior partner race in a decade

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:29:32 -0500

Senior partner race kicks off as eight partners confirm interest in role vacated by Juan Picon last year


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Top dealmakers 2017: Skadden's Hopkins on the Worldpay merger, ‘total war’ dealmaking and candid personal feedback

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:18:57 -0500

Skadden's Scott Hopkins on his standout deal of 2017, a memorable completion meeting and essential motorbike purchases


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Deal lawyers gearing up for big year for M&A activity as corporate cash piles up

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:22:17 -0500

“Either use it or return it to me”, investors are telling corporate officers about their accumulated cash. That means more (and more complex) deals - and busy lawyers


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Santander appoints 46 firms to global adviser roster after lengthy review

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:34:29 -0500

Following marathon review, Santander pulls together global legal adviser line-up


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Trump's former chief strategist Bannon turns to Quinn Emanuel amid Russia probe

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:26:06 -0500

US firm's Washington DC co-chief advising Steve Bannon on investigation into Russian meddling in presidential campaign


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Top UK firms to appear before Indian Supreme Court as push for market liberalisation continues

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:06:02 -0500

Firms including CC, Linklaters and HSF to put forward argument for 'fly-in, fly-out' practice


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Why this year's record number of new ethnic minority silks can't hide the QC diversity problem

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:25:50 -0500

Success rates for ethnic minority QC applicants are on the rise, but the profession still has much further to go on diversity


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The 'consensual neglect' phenomenon - new report warns of wake-up call for stagnant law firms

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 04:30:07 -0500

An annual report from Georgetown University and Thomson Reuters states that many law firms are ignoring drastic changes in the legal market


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Kirkland & Ellis scores key role on restructuring of scandal-hit Steinhoff

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 04:29:23 -0500

US firm advising alongside Linklaters on struggling Poundland owner's debt restructuring


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BLP brings forward partner promotions ahead of Bryan Cave merger outcome

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:48:12 -0500

Firm promotes four in real estate and one in tax as merger discussions continue


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Magic circle firms centre stage as Carillion holds talks with lenders to stave off collapse

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:44:08 -0500

Raft of firms advising as embattled government contractor holds crisis meeting at CC's HQ


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BNP Paribas set to review global legal panel

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 06:37:53 -0500

French bank prepares to asses 10-strong legal panel for the first time in six years


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