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Slaughter and May has elected corporate partner David Wittmann as its new practice partner, replacing Paul Olney, who is retiring at the end of this year after more than 30 years at the ...
24 Oct 2014 | 10:12 |
Clifford Chance (CC) and Allen & Overy (A&O) have won the leading roles on the UK government’s disposal of £2.7bn of ‘bad bank...
23 Oct 2014 | 00:23 |
Thirteen years after its creation, will BLP's new strategic vision be enough to turn the firm's fortunes around?
ANALYSIS, OPINION AND INTERVIEWS
The Linklaters M&A partner on being stranded in Turkmenistan, odd client requests and his love of Laurel and Hardy
23 Oct 2014 | 16:55 |
As a general rule of thumb making mergers work and repositioning law firms are not particularly speedy processes.
23 Oct 2014 | 12:11 |
Having enjoyed enormous success in the wake of its 2001 merger, over the last few years Berwin Leighton Paisner has been plagued by tumbling profits and a raft of high-profile partner exits. Pui-Guan Man finds out whether the firm's new strategic visi...
23 Oct 2014 | 00:20 |
"Nowhere near as demanding as Barclays," is how one partner involved describes the process of tendering for Lloyds Banking Group's revised panel. The comment highlights the increasing scrutiny law firms are giving to the merits of chasing bank panel p...
22 Oct 2014 | 17:37 |
With bank lending constrained, the finance practices of major law firms have had to look elsewhere to find the credit providers doing the deals. Alex Newman speaks to some of the lawyers making inroads into the direct lending market, and asks how thes...
22 Oct 2014 | 00:15 |
David Pester, managing partner of TLT Solicitors, has the air of a man who's got it all figured out. Since 2000, the firm's revenues have grown nearly six-fold, rising from a humble £10m to finally break into Legal Week's top 50 rankings this year wi...
21 Oct 2014 | 00:48 |
National Pro Bono Week, which kicks off on 3 November, provides solicitors with an annual reminder of the potential impact of the legal profession outside of normal fee-earning.
21 Oct 2014 | 00:37 |
In-house lawyers and their departments may be under more pressure than ever but the time has never been better for the group to look beyond pure legal work and play a wider role within business.
16 Oct 2014 | 16:08 |
Given how much work is generated from banking clients, major panel reviews can be a nervy time for City law firms.
16 Oct 2014 | 00:11 |
Conventional models of leadership are predicated on the assumption that leaders, by definition, must have followers.
15 Oct 2014 | 09:44 |