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Ofgem renews 11 firm roster as regulator extends legal framework for two years

Electricity and gas regulator Ofgem has reappointed all 11 firms on its E-Serve panel after exercising an option to extend its legal services framework for a further two years.

21 Oct 2014 | 16:24 | secure

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Weil loses PE rainmaker to Kirkland & Ellis, hires high yield lawyer from GTM

Weil Gotshal & Manges private equity partner Douglas Ryder has left to join Kirkland & Ellis in New York, Legal Week has learned.

21 Oct 2014 | 15:03 | secure

Pinsent Masons and Kennedys scrum down on Wasps' Coventry stadium deal

Pinsent Masons and Kennedys have advised on the sale of Coventry's Ricoh Arena to Wasps in a deal that will see the Premiership rug...

21 Oct 2014 | 00:06 | secure




Not just ‘big for the sake of it’ – TLT’s David Pester on the next steps for the top 50’s newest firm

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 | secure


Stepping in – a group of leading firms explain the thinking behind their new pro bono initiative

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 | secure


Beyond legal – a group of senior in-house lawyers discuss how GCs can take on responsibilities outside of pure legal work

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 | secure


'Nowhere near as demanding as Barclays' – Lloyds Banking Group panel review sees 10 firms win spots

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 | secure


Breaking into the leadership constellation? Keep close to clients and act like a politician

Conventional models of leadership are predicated on the assumption that leaders, by definition, must have followers.

15 Oct 2014 | 09:44 | secure


Dealmaker: Jones Day's Weyinmi Popo

The Jones Day corporate finance partner on a memorable Qantas deal and 3am email disasters

15 Oct 2014 | 09:24 | secure


Mastering a merger – after pulling off its ambitious tie-up, Hogan Lovells knows what it must do next

Sometimes it is instructive to judge the progress of a merger not by what has gone right, but by what has not gone wrong.

10 Oct 2014 | 00:15 | secure


Crunch time – how is Hogan Lovells faring five years after its groundbreaking transatlantic merger?

Hogan Lovells' 2010 transatlantic merger of equals has helped redefine the international legal market and paved the way for a handful of similar moves. But nearly five years on, and as the number of firms listing 'global' as a defining characteristic ...

09 Oct 2014 | 00:05 | secure


Worth the paper – the most popular Legal Week Law briefings from Q3 2014

Taken as written, or open to interpretation? This perennial question around contracts forms the basis of countless disputes and, unsurprisingly, shows no sign of letting up.

08 Oct 2014 | 15:09 | secure


Law firms' inability to accept change is failing lawyers with families

What follows is a true story. It is 1998. The location: the office of a large, reputable City firm.

08 Oct 2014 | 14:50

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