Loading

Michael Duck QC acting for defence in murder trial

Date: 18 June 2019

James Dixon representing school protestors

Date: 18 June 2019

Barrister with international commercial experience joins No5 Barristers’ Chambers

Date: 18 June 2019


Two QCs from No5 face each other in court in shooting murder trial

Date: 18 June 2019

Becket Bedford wins second right of appeal for child refugee in Court of Appeal

Date: 18 June 2019

Former Jones Day Partner Drops Gender Discrimination Suit Against Firm

A spokesman for Jones Day said that former partner Wendy Moore, now a partner in the Palo Alto office of Perkins Coie, had dismissed all claims against the firm in exchange for the return of her capital contribution.       

Date: 18 June 2019


Law Firms Tackle Mental Health, 1 Initiative at a Time

Forty firms out of the Am Law 200 offered details on the steps they're taking to improve mental health and wellness among attorneys and staff.       

Date: 18 June 2019

Let’s Talk About Summer Bonuses — See Also

Summer Bonuses Were A Thing in 2018: But that doesn't mean they're a guarantee in 2019. RBG Goes To A Play: Everyone cheers. It Just Got Easier To Sue Universities: At least over employment discrimination claims. Are The Excesses Of Summer Associateships Over? And can you still...

Date: 18 June 2019

Elon Musk Still Authoring Tweets Of Questionable Veracity

Daddy DotCom’s at it again.

Date: 17 June 2019


Reed Smith Continues to Bulk Up International Arbitration Practice

The firm has added former FreshfIelds associate Ben Love to its New York office as counsel.       

Date: 17 June 2019

You Need A Lot Of Experience Before Founding Your Own Biglaw Firm

It's turned into quite the prominent firm.

Date: 17 June 2019

Big Law Touts Arbitration in Winston & Strawn's SCOTUS Case Against Ex-Partner

Ropes & Gray on Monday filed an amicus brief backing Winston & Strawn, fighting at the U.S. Supreme Court to compel a former partner to arbitrate claims of gender discrimination.       

Date: 17 June 2019


The Biggest Reasons Why The GDPR Requires A ‘TEAM’ Approach

Taking a 'TEAM' approach to GDPR compliance ensures that the business will be positioned for ongoing success in an increasingly interconnected world of personal data and data privacy.

Date: 17 June 2019

The Patent Protection Conundrum Facing Producers Of AI-Enabled Software As Medical Devices

Some courts have invalidated AI-related patents where the claims and specification of the patent lacked sufficient specificity regarding the invention.

Date: 17 June 2019

Greenspoon Marder Settles Korean-American Shareholder's Bias Suit

Jun Chul Whang claimed Greenspoon and a predecessor firm discriminated against him for years before unfairly terminating him last year.       

Date: 17 June 2019


Biglaw Firms Stepping Up In The Fight For Reproductive Freedom

Biglaw is fighting back.

Date: 17 June 2019

Elevate Announces New $25M Investment, Bringing Total Funding to $60M

The investment comes at a time where the alternative legal service provider has conducted M&A activity, acquiring Cognatio Law, Halebury, LexPredict, Sumati Group and Yerra Solutions in the past year.       

Date: 17 June 2019

Constitutional Law For Dummies: Trump Explains Article II

He knows the best Con Law rules.

Date: 17 June 2019


Duane Morris Scoops Up 4 Partners From LeClairRyan

The group includes five lawyers spread between Boston, Newark and New York.       

Date: 17 June 2019

On Updating A Book For The Passage Of Time And Political Correctness

Buy The Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law (Second Edition)!

Date: 17 June 2019

Legal Analytics: In-House Counsel’s Most Important Tool For Success [Sponsored]

In-house professionals can use analytics to plan better in a legal landscape that is more competitive than ever.

Date: 17 June 2019


Ruth Bader Ginsburg Attends Broadway Show About The Constitution, Gets Standing Ovation

The justice finally gets the showstopping applause she deserves.

Date: 17 June 2019

Sold! Hughes Hubbard, Ropes & Gray, Sullivan Cromwell Advise As French-Israeli Billionaire Buys Sothebys

The deal will see the iconic auctioneers return to private ownership.       

Date: 17 June 2019

SullCrom and Ropes advise on Sotheby’s sale

Date: 17 June 2019


Trademaker (clone of authorised firm)

Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

Date: 17 June 2019

‘The hunt is on’ to find aggressive structures that work

While most companies are moving away from aggressive tax planning, some in-house tax directors say they are still looking for new structures to reduce their effective tax rate (ETR).

Date: 17 June 2019

Watchtower Finance Limited (clone of FCA authorised firm)

Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

Date: 17 June 2019


'Bulk hacking' by UK spy agencies is illegal, high court told

Rights group argues powers of MI5 and GCHQ to obtain and store data breach human rights“Bulk hacking” powers exploited by the intelligence services to access electronic devices represent an illegal intrusion into the private lives of millions of people, the high court has been...

Date: 17 June 2019

Freshfields' Frankfurt Office Is Raided Again

It is the third time in two years the firm has been searched in relation to a tax scandal.       

Date: 17 June 2019

Kier Group goes off-panel for legal advice as it axes housing business

Date: 17 June 2019


Arab National Bank (clone of FCA authorised firm)

Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

Date: 17 June 2019

I thought I would die in Brook House. Now my abusers will have to face justice | BB

Bullying, racism, physical abuse – and no idea when we’d get out. Our treatment in immigration detention was a scandalI thought this moment would never come, but I always clung on to hope. I spent nearly two years in Brook House immigration detention centre and I was abused by...

Date: 17 June 2019

H2 Equity Partners, Sherpa Capital and Auctus Capital Partners create Optimum Alliance

H2 Equity Partners, Sherpa Capital and Auctus Capital Parters have teamed up to create Optimum Alliance, a new network ofmid-market investors in Europe. 

Date: 17 June 2019


ECM-managed fund acquires stake in PikeTec

German Equity Partners V (GEP V), a Fund managed by independent German investment company ECM Equity Capital Management (ECM), has acquired a stake in Berlin software developer PikeTec.

Date: 17 June 2019

Cairngorm Capital supports Parker Building Supplies’ acquisition of Stamco

Cairngorm Capital Partners’ portfolio company, Parker Building Supplies (Parkers), has acquired Sussex Turnery and Moulding Company Limited (Stamco). 

Date: 17 June 2019

Align Capital Partners adds Operating Partner

Align Capital Partners (ACP), a growth-oriented private equity firm, has appointed David Perotti as an Operating Partner in ACP’s Dallas office.  

Date: 17 June 2019


China is harvesting organs from detainees, tribunal concludes

Victims include imprisoned followers of Falun Gong movement, China Tribunal saysAn independent tribunal sitting in London has concluded that the killing of detainees in China for organ transplants is continuing, and victims include imprisoned followers of the Falun Gong movement.The...

Date: 17 June 2019

'Crazy Ideas' Welcome: How Orrick Is Working to Build an Innovation Culture

The firm is one year into a program that allows associates to put 50 hours of billing credit towards innovation projects.       

Date: 17 June 2019

Eversheds Sutherland creates new head of Europe role

Date: 17 June 2019


GCA Altium advises Unily on USD68m growth investment

Global investment bank GCA Altium has advised Unily, an SaaS provider of digital workplaces and digital experience platforms, on a USD68 million growth investment from Silversmith Capital Partners and Farview Equity Partners.

Date: 17 June 2019

Silverfleet sells Phase One

Silverfleet Capital, a Pan-European private equity firm, has agreed the sale of Phase One, a technology business specialising in high-end digital imaging software and equipment, to funds managed by Axcel. 

Date: 17 June 2019

OpenGate Capital sells Omniplast BV to investment consortium

Private equity firm OpenGate Capital has sold Omniplast to a group of European investors composed of Reedcapital, Luigi M Chiaraviglio, and Swiss Merchant Corporation. 

Date: 17 June 2019


PE-backed Montezuma’s makes senior appointments

A new senior executive leadership team has been put in place at Montezuma’s following investment from Edinburgh-based private equity firm, Inverleith, last year.

Date: 17 June 2019

Leeds Equity Partners completes sale of Project Management Academy

Leeds Equity Partners (Leeds Equity), a New York-based private equity fund focused exclusively on investing in the Knowledge Industries, has completed the sale of Educate 360 Holdings (Project Management Academy) to investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. Terms...

Date: 17 June 2019

High Road’s Banner Solutions acquires Berg Wholesale

High Road Capital Partners’ portfolio company Banner Solutions has completed the acquisition of Berg Wholesale, marking the fourth acquisition for the company under High Road Capital’s ownership.

Date: 17 June 2019


HIG Europe to acquire Polyurethane Systems Business from Covestro

An affiliate of HIG Capital (HIG), a private equity investment firm with over EUR26 billion of equity capital under management, is to acquire the European Polyurethane Systems Business in a carve-out transaction from Covestro AG. 

Date: 17 June 2019

Akin Gump adds two private equity funds partners in London

Private equity funds lawyers John Daghlian and Mary Lavelle are to join the Akin Gump as partners in London. They will both come to Akin Gump from the London office of O’Melveny & Myers.

Date: 17 June 2019

Whitehelm marks third anniversary of Listed Core Infrastructure Fund

Whitehelm Capital’s Listed Core Infrastructure Fund (LCIF) has passed its third anniversary achieving a return of 16.5 per cent pa gross of fees and 15.3 per cent pa net of fees, in GBP unhedged, since inception on 31 May 2016.

Date: 17 June 2019


Estera appoints Group Head of Funds

Estera, a leading global provider of funds, corporate and trust services, has appointed Ethan Levner as Group Head of Funds, with overall responsibility for funds operations across the 11 jurisdictions the business operates in.

Date: 17 June 2019

Carey Olsen launches Hong Kong corporate practice with lateral partner hire

Offshore law firm Carey Olsen has appointed Michael Padarin as a corporate partner in its Hong Kong office.

Date: 17 June 2019

In court this week: Romania, banking and human rights with White & Case, Thrings and Blackstone

Date: 17 June 2019


Tech Pioneers: Welcome to Slaughters’ hothouse

Date: 17 June 2019

Linklaters defeats White & Case in Glencore dispute

Date: 17 June 2019

FCA calls on consumer to act now as PPI complaints deadline pressure builds

As new ads launch today, 90s icon Mr Motivator and personal finance expert Sarah Pennells join ‘Animatronic Arnie’ on FCA’s ‘Pressure’s on Panel’ to help galvanise consumer action The FCA releases latest figures on PPI

Date: 17 June 2019


FCA and CSRC announce their support for the Shanghai-London Stock Connect scheme

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) have today made a joint announcement of their approval of the Shanghai and London Stock Exchanges’ proposed new Shanghai-London Stock Connect. They have also published a memorandum of understanding...

Date: 17 June 2019

Top Gear sprays LGBT pride flag on cars used in Brunei filming

Motoring show makes gesture after hearing of country’s threat to punish gay sex with death by stoningSupport for LGBT rights has come from a surprising quarter after Top Gear sprayed two cars used in filming in Brunei in rainbow colours in opposition to the country’s threat to...

Date: 17 June 2019

Hong Kong streets flooded by extradition bill protesters – in pictures

Up to 2 million people dressed in black call for complete withdrawal of suspended bill Continue reading...

Date: 16 June 2019


‘They look for a scapegoat’: a surgeon’s battle to clear his name

When a patient died after a delay in treatment, surgeon David Sellu was jailed for 15 months. Now, with his conviction quashed, he tells reveals how he found himself in the line of fireIt was a winter evening at a hospital just outside London and colorectal surgeon David Sellu’s...

Date: 16 June 2019

Hong Kong's Carrie Lam defiant in face of extradition climbdown

Chief executive adopts unapologetic, defensive tone and refuses to resignCarrie Lam’s announcement that a controversial extradition bill had been suspended reinforced the Hong Kong chief executive’s reputation as a hard-nosed leader who can “put up a good fight”.Throughout...

Date: 15 June 2019

Big Law Well-Being Counselors Advise Lawyers to Hold on to Identities Outside Law

“Please do not lose your identity just because you chose to become a lawyer, said Wilson Sonsini's professional development director Serena Miller.       

Date: 15 June 2019


Tiger Cub Follows Kavanaugh

Bingo! Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld is off to the high court!       

Date: 14 June 2019

Want to Be Happy? There's an App for That

A Big Law refugee has created an app to bring compassion to law firms.       

Date: 14 June 2019

'We're All Individuals!' Big-Law Branding in a Cookie-Cutter World

...

Date: 14 June 2019


O’Melveny duo reunited with Akin funds team

Date: 14 June 2019

Pentagon (UK) Limited and Atlantic Finance (UK) Limited enter administration

On 13 June 2019, Pentagon (UK) Limited and Atlantic Finance (UK) Limited were placed into administration by KPI (Nominees) Limited, who hold a charge over these firms.

Date: 14 June 2019

Suspensions and the Catalan parliament | Letter

The suspensions were not based on political grounds, as a Guardian article claims, but follow the strict application of Spanish law, writes Dolores Delgado, the Spanish secretary of state for justiceA recent Guardian column by Alfred Bosch (theguardian.com, 5 June), a regional minister...

Date: 14 June 2019


As Merger Talks Continue, O'Melveny London Partner Leaves For Akin

John Daghlian is the fourth funds partner to leave the firm in recent months as merger talks with A&O continue.       

Date: 14 June 2019

Philip Dayle represents teacher caught up in school SATs cheating case

Date: 14 June 2019

Judge orders public inquiry into abuse claims at immigration removal centre

Ruling says G4S staff involved in Brook House allegations can be compelled to give evidenceA high court judge has ordered hearings for an inquiry into claims of systemic abuse at an immigration removal centre be held in public and that 21 staff from the security firm G4S can be compelled...

Date: 14 June 2019


Brazil’s challenge to becoming a member of the OECD

Brazil made a formal application to join the OECD in 2017, but the process is still mired with political uncertainty. BaseFirma's Davi Santana de Jesus outlies how the economy can expedite its application by reforming its transfer pricing framework.

Date: 14 June 2019

Swiss Investment FX (clone of FCA authorised firm)

Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

Date: 14 June 2019

Britain has a duty to help Hong Kong out of this dark moment | Chris Patten

China’s power grab via a new extradition bill must be opposed by governments around the world, especially Britain’sIt took something out of the ordinary to provoke a million people in Hong Kong to take to the streets to demonstrate against proposed new extradition rules. Roughly...

Date: 14 June 2019


Tax professionals: it is time to change the global corporate tax rules

Tax chiefs have used International Tax Review’s survey on the taxation of the digital economy to say that international corporate tax rules are not working – but are divided on what should replace them.

Date: 14 June 2019

UK rights advocate co-owns firm whose spyware is 'used to target dissidents'

Exclusive: Yana Peel co-owns NSO Group that licensed Pegasus software to authoritarian regimesA leading human rights campaigner and head of a prestigious London art gallery is the co-owner of an Israeli cyberweapons company whose software has allegedly been used by authoritarian regimes...

Date: 14 June 2019

The speed read: dark horse Penningtons; change at Clydes; and Ashurst learns a lesson

Date: 14 June 2019


Swiss Investment Ltd (clone of FCA authorised firm)

Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

Date: 14 June 2019

Boies Schiller Shakes Up Leadership of Major US Offices

Management committee member Damien Marshall said new appointments in New York, Washington, L.A., Oakland and Albany are a further step in the “continuing transition of the firm's management and leadership.       

Date: 14 June 2019

Goldman Sachs Asset Management International (clone of authorised firm)

Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

Date: 14 June 2019


YFM appoints investment manager in London

YFM Equity Partners (YFM) has appointed Helen Villiers as Investment Manager. Based in the London office, she will focus on supporting YFM’s new investment activity, working with the existing team to deploy funds into growing businesses at points of transformational change.

Date: 14 June 2019

Rockpool backs MBO of steel stencil foils manufacturer Datum Alloys

Rockpool has backed the management buyout of Datum Alloys, a steel stencil foil manufacturer in Europe and the USA. This is Rockpool’s 5th investment in the last twelve months and brings the total invested to over GBP400 million since the firm was established in 2011.

Date: 14 June 2019

Clessidra Capital Partners 3 acquires L&S Group.

Private equity firm Clessidra SGR is to acquire an 80 per cent stake in L&S Group, a specialist in the interior lighting sector, with a particular focus on the furniture industry.

Date: 14 June 2019


£60 an hour: the price of careers advice from The Law Society

Date: 14 June 2019

Stephenson Harwood associates told to innovate under new scheme

Date: 14 June 2019

The 60 second interview: PwC’s NewLaw co-head on legal inefficiencies

Date: 14 June 2019


My Pride Story: “The Pride March isn’t redundant, and this year I’ll be there for the very first time”

Date: 14 June 2019

Progress on ending child labour stalls in countries supplying goods to west

China, India and Bangladesh among otherwise thriving countries failing to make headway on issue affecting 152 million minors Progress towards ending child labour has stalled in the countries most likely to be supplying goods to the west, a study has found.Despite high economic growth...

Date: 14 June 2019

Greenberg Traurig Opens Nashville Office With Tennessee State Insurance Commissioner

Julie McPeak was first appointed as the Tennessee insurance commissioner in 2011 and was reappointed by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee in January.       

Date: 14 June 2019


Australia has been seduced by creeping authoritarianism – and its citizens need to wake up | Jeff Sparrow

We need to ensure democratic freedoms apply to everyone. If they don’t, they’ll soon apply to no oneFor most of its history, Australia managed with no specific federal legislation dealing with terrorism.That might seem shocking, since, in the past 18 years, politicians have passed...

Date: 14 June 2019

'Going to get hell for this': Suzie Miller takes us to the messy heart of MeToo in Prima Facie

A swaggering barrister becomes a victim herself and finds the scales of justice irrevocably shifted in acclaimed new Australian playBefore she became a playwright, Suzie Miller’s job required listening to people talk about their experiences of being sexually assaulted.A criminal...

Date: 14 June 2019

How Jones Day Doubled Lawyer Count Down Under

In five years, the U.S. firm has doubled its lawyer head count in Australia. Whereas it had 40 lawyers and one office in the country in 2014, it now has about 100 lawyers in four offices—and it plans to keep growing.       

Date: 13 June 2019