Find the best Lawyer firm

Lawyer firm news and articles

Mayer Brown hires from Ashurst for new Japan office

Mayer Brown has hired a partner from Ashurst to launch its first office in Japan. Ashurst’s former Tokyo managing partner Rupert Burrows has been named as Mayer Brown’s first partner in Tokyo and will be responsible for setting up the office. The office will open in the first half of 2018, with further hires expected […]

LTC4 approves Tikit’s training assessment for Time and Billing competency

New York – September 13, 2017 Tikit, a leading provider of technology solutions for law and professional services firms, today announced that the Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition (LTC4) has approved Tikit’s assessment for Time and Billing. As part of this, Tikit’s training plans for its Carpe Diem timekeeping application have been mapped to […]

Vischer acts for Immer AG in appeal against cartel fine

On November 14, the Swiss Federal Administrative Court (FAC) decided that Immer AG, a distributor of door parts, has not participated in a cartel formed by six of its competitors to fix prices. Hence, the court annulled the cartel fine imposed against Immer by the Swiss Competition Commission (ComCo). Immer was represented by Vischer partner […]

LK Shield acts for Dwellworks on acquisition of Irish Relocation group

LK Shields acted for Dwellworks LLC, a business to business provider of services to the global corporate mobility/relocation industry, in the purchase of, Irish based, Irish Relocation group. Dwellworks already has operations in Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Mexico and the United Kingdom. The post LK Shield acts for Dwellworks on acquisition of […]

Goodman Derrick nominated for pro bono award

Goodman Derrick lawyers received two nominations at the LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards and Lecture which took place on 5 December 2017 at the Law Society. Five firms received nominations for the best contribution by a firm with a London head office, with Goodman Derrick receiving recognition for the firm’s newly formed Pro Bono programme […]

HSF loses top spot as firm with the most FTSE 100 clients

Herbert Smith Freehills has lost its first place ranking on The Lawyer‘s list of advisers with the most FTSE 100 clients. CMS and Slaughter and May have emerged in joint first place to replace HSF, with 20 relationships apiece. HSF meanwhile has dropped six places, on a par with Allen & Overy and above Freshfields […]

Lo♥︎ing legal life: why you should hug for happiness

This week, systemic coach Zita Tulyahikayo and barrister and NLP Master Practitioner James Pereira QC discuss the benefits of physical touch and hugging. The renaissance artist Michelangelo is quoted as saying “To touch is to give life.” Touching is a part of normal, healthy social intercourse, whether it involves the intimate caress of a loved […]

European firms in London spot the opportunities of Brexit

As 2016 was hailed the year of disruptive political change at the heart of the Anglo-Saxon world, many expected the political storm to sweep the European continent in 2017 due to the elections in several key countries. But election results in The Netherlands, Germany and France provided a certain level of relief and continuity for the EU […]

Sidley Austin chair to step down after four years in charge

Sidley Austin executive committee chair Carter Phillips will step down at the start of the year, The Lawyer can reveal. Veteran US Supreme Court litigator Phillips, who took on the role from former chair Thomas Cole, will step down after four years at the helm of the firm. In this role, he was in charge […]

Shoosmiths helps leading automotive innovator step up a gear with MBO  

A team led by Manchester-based corporate partner Tim Jackson-Smith has advised on a major private equity investment deal at one of the UK’s leading automotive technology firms. Working against a tight deadline, the Shoosmiths team supported the shareholders of Xtrac, a world leader in the design and manufacturer of high-performance transmissions for the motorsport and […]