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Getting your priorities right – why timing is everything when it comes to mergers

Partners can be a fickle bunch. Just look at Ashurst: the firm's desire to secure a US merger dates back so far that it's hard to think of a UK firm - legacy SJ Berwin or Norton Rose aside - more frequently linked with potential partners across the At...

24 Jul 2014 | 10:40 | secure


Seoul mates – are international law firms succeeding in the South Korean market?

When the first group of foreign law firms rushed to set up shop in South Korea in 2011 and 2012, the move was met with a degree of scepticism.

10 Jul 2014 | 16:17 | secure


Leading lights – as the market rebounds, the magic circle is front and centre

Market conditions for the UK's big four international law firms haven't looked this good since before the credit crisis.

04 Jul 2014 | 00:02 | secure


Freshfields, Skadden, Kirkland lead M&A pack at half-year point amid strong deal recovery

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has dominated the European and UK M&A rankings by deal value and volume for the first half of 2014, amid a 56% year-on-year uptick in global deal-making.

03 Jul 2014 | 18:05 | secure


Barclays' legal panel shake-up shows the US elite law firms have got what the bank needs

On 25 June the New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, filed a lawsuit against Barclays, alleging a "systematic pattern of fraud and deceit" within its so-called 'dark pool' trading operations.

03 Jul 2014 | 10:26 | secure


The justice league – why London law firms are drafting in ex-US Department of Justice lawyers

With a handful of former US DoJ prosecutors moving to London law firms, Caroline Thorpe finds out how their colourful careers give them an advantage in the UK market.

03 Jul 2014 | 00:09 | secure


Last ones standing – Norton Rose Fulbright's Martyr on the rise of the 'truly global firm'

Norton Rose's landmark merger with Texas' Fulbright & Jaworski celebrated its first anniversary earlier this month.

19 Jun 2014 | 11:22 | secure


'The idea of the national US firm is under strain' – Dentons sets out American merger strategy

With the candle on Dentons' one year post-merger birthday cake now blown out, senior management at the firm are focusing squarely on the next priority: the US.

13 Jun 2014 | 07:15 | secure


Magic circle salary hikes reflect return to boom times but US threat remains

As the post-recession associate lateral market in the City seems to be heating up, competition for the best young legal talent is growing.

13 Jun 2014 | 00:05 | secure


Raising the shields – IT experts discuss the impact of cybercrime on law firms

Law firm chief information officers (CIOs) know that keeping their information systems secure is an increasingly difficult task.

23 May 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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