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Stephenson Harwood continues Asia push with Clydes Beijing hire

Stephenson Harwood has hired Clyde & Co's Beijing chief representative Lynia Lau to lead its energy and resources practice in Asia from the Chinese capital.

28 Nov 2014 | 04:57 | secure


inner image Macfarlanes, Mishcon de Reya and LV among prize winners at British Legal Awards 2014

Macfarlanes, Mishcon de Reya and LV were among the winners at the British Legal Awards last night (27 November), in London’s Old Billingsgate Market.

28 Nov 2014 | 00:00 | secure

inner image Osborne Clarke unveils double-digit half-year revenue rise, Watson Farley up 8%

Osborne Clarke (OC) has posted a 17% increase in global half year revenue for 2014-15, while revenue at Watson Farley & Williams grew by 8%.

27 Nov 2014 | 15:30 | secure

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Clifford Chance and Travers Smith advise on record pension buyout

Clifford Chance (CC) and Travers Smith have advised on what is thought to be the UK's largest pensions buyout to date as Legal & General (L&G) and the trustee of automotive supplier TRW's pension scheme have completed a £2.5bn partial takeover of the...

27 Nov 2014 | 11:50 | secure

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Slaughters in, Bond Dickinson out as Royal Mail completes first post-float panel review

The Royal Mail has completed its legal panel review, with Slaughters and May winning a place alongside longstanding advisers CMS Cameron McKenna and DAC Beachcroft.

27 Nov 2014 | 11:39 | secure

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Macfarlanes partners upped capital contributions by 13% last year, accounts show

Macfarlanes partners stumped up an extra 13% in capital contributions last financial year, according to the firm's limited liability partnership (LLP) accounts, filed with Companies House this week.

27 Nov 2014 | 00:10 | secure

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Davis Polk and Skadden join the New York associate bonus race

Davis Polk & Wardwell and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have unveiled associate bonuses for 2014, with both firms outstripping the benchmark set earlier this week by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

26 Nov 2014 | 17:28 | secure

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Linklaters looks to deepen alliance with South African partner Webber Wentzel

Linklaters is pushing for closer integration with its South African alliance partner Webber Wentzel by smoothing out client conflict issues, targeting common clients and aligning the two firms' sector groups.

26 Nov 2014 | 10:36 | secure

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Weil awards half its partner promotions in London and Paris

A third of Weil Gotshal & Manges' 12-strong annual partner promotions have been made in the firm's London office, with a further two lawyers made up in Paris.

26 Nov 2014 | 10:22 | secure

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US associates set for a happy Christmas as firms unveil bonus hikes of more than 100%

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has set the benchmark for associate bonuses in the US for 2014, with some juniors enjoying an increase of more than 100%.

26 Nov 2014 | 00:40 | secure

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Simmons' 8% half-year revenue rise 'reflects improving UK market'

Simmons & Simmons has posted an 8% revenue hike for the first six months of the 2014-15 financial year..

25 Nov 2014 | 11:29 | secure

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Simmons outlines plans to launch in Luxembourg with five-partner team

Simmons & Simmons is set to open in Luxembourg with five new partners slated to launch the office.

25 Nov 2014 | 00:27 | secure

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Eversheds chief: shortlist of US merger candidates down to 'two or three' in the new year

Eversheds is looking to have "two or three" merger candidates in its sights by early next year, according to chief executive Bryan Hughes.

25 Nov 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Morgan Lewis adds further 525 Bingham lawyers and support staff

Morgan Lewis & Bockius takes additional staff ten days after voting to admit 226 partners from the Boston-headquartered Bingham McCutchen, which is now set to dissolve.

24 Nov 2014 | 11:49 | secure

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Allen & Overy and Linklaters advise as Aviva touts £5.6bn merger with Friends Life

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Linklaters have snared the prize mandates on insurance giant Aviva’s proposed merger with Friends Life.

24 Nov 2014 | 11:38 | secure