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Fieldfisher posts 9% half-year revenue rise, breaks six-month £50m barrier

Fieldfisher has posted a 9% rise in revenue in the first six months of 2014-15, with fee income rising to £54.3m from £49.9m at the same time last year.

21 Nov 2014 | 16:56 | secure


inner image Uber hires Hogan Lovells for internal probe after journalist privacy comments

Global minicab app Uber has turned to Hogan Lovells to carry out an internal privacy probe, as the company faces criticism following comments made by an executive about suggesting he might reveal personal information about hostile journalists.

21 Nov 2014 | 13:04 | secure

inner image Transfer Window Asia: recent moves including Ropes & Gray, Ashurst and 2Birds

Ropes & Gray has hired capital markets lawyer Hyo Young Kang in Seoul from Linklaters.

21 Nov 2014 | 04:49 | secure

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Ashurst loses Australia competition head to Herbert Smith Freehills

Ashurst's head of competition in Australia, Liza Carver, has left the firm to join Herbert Smith Freehills' Sydney office.

21 Nov 2014 | 00:25 | secure

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Olswang announces 11% half-year revenue hike

Olswang has announced an 11% rise in revenue in its 2014-15 half-year results, with the un-audited figure increasing to £63.9m.

20 Nov 2014 | 15:29 | secure

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Legal Week unveils shortlist of Best Client Partners

Legal Week is unveiling its shortlist of top client partners after polling in-housers at major corporates to find out their favourite legal advisors.

20 Nov 2014 | 12:07 | secure

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Addleshaw posts strong half year results but faces 'less certainty' in coming six months

Addleshaw Goddard has posted double digit revenue growth for the first half of the financial year, despite suffering a number of prominent departures.

20 Nov 2014 | 10:42 | secure

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Kirkland & Ellis, MoFo and BakerHostetler advise as Bernie Madoff funds agree $500m recovery pay out

Kirkland & Ellis, Morrison & Foerster and BakerHostetler have helped agree a near $500m (£319m) pay out for victims of Bernard Madoff's infamous Ponzi scheme with two of the fraudster's feeder funds that are now in liquidation.

20 Nov 2014 | 10:23 | secure

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Eversheds has US merger in its sights after partners vote to pursue strategy

Eversheds partners voted to pursue a merger with a US firm over the summer, with management now in active discussions with potential targets.

20 Nov 2014 | 09:45 | secure

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Simpson promotes two in Hong Kong in six-strong promotions round

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has made up two corporate lawyers in Hong Kong in its latest six-strong promotions round.

19 Nov 2014 | 08:07 | secure

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Invensys senior in-house lawyers exit following Schneider takeover

The bulk of senior in-house lawyers in Invensys' UK corporate group have left or are leaving the engineering and IT firm, following the UK company's £3.4bn takeover, Legal Week has learned.

19 Nov 2014 | 01:00 | secure

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Slaughters, Freshfields and US duo lead on Reckitt Benckiser spin-off

Slaughter and May and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are among four firms to have taken roles on the demerger of Reckitt Benckiser's pharmaceutical business.

19 Nov 2014 | 00:08 | secure

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The African Legal Awards 2014

The cream of Africa's legal community came out in force to celebrate the African Legal Awards on a night that saw Eversheds, Linklaters alliance firm Webber Wentzel and GE secure major prizes.

18 Nov 2014 | 15:36

US trio lead as oil giants Halliburton and Baker Hughes come together in $34bn deal

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, Davis Polk & Wardwell and Sullivan & Cromwell have taken lead roles on the mammoth $34.6bn (£22bn) merger of oil drillers Halliburton and Baker Hughes.

18 Nov 2014 | 14:25 | secure

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Transfer of 600 Bingham lawyers to Morgan Lewis sparks end for Boston legal giant

A dramatic year for Bingham McCutchen reached a crescendo last week, with the transfer of the bulk of the partnership to Morgan Lewis & Bockius providing the catalyst for the dissolution of the Boston stalwart, which had 1,000 lawyers on its books ju...

18 Nov 2014 | 11:24 | secure