Revolving doors: spate of hires from regional UK and niche City firms dominate lateral recruitment  

Revolving doors: spate of hires from regional UK and niche City firms dominate lateral recruitment  

By far the largest group of hires of the latest batch this week has been made by listed LB100 firm Keystone Law, showing the attractiveness of the alternative law firm model to recruits from conventional practices in the current climate. Keystone has added another 14 new partners – 11 of which were lateral hires – …

Revolving doors: Greenberg makes Dutch real estate play in brisk week for lateral hires

Revolving doors: Greenberg makes Dutch real estate play in brisk week for lateral hires

Greenberg Traurig has made a notable team hire in Europe in the past week, with a key partner exiting a leading independent Euro Elite firm in favour of a large international player. Greenberg, for which real estate is a signature practice in its home market of the US, has bolstered its Amsterdam offering with the …

Revolving doors: partner recruitment takes on more international hue with key hires in Asia and Middle East

Revolving doors: partner recruitment takes on more international hue with key hires in Asia and Middle East

Global 100 heavyweight Milbank has made the most significant lateral hire play of the past week, hiring not one but three private equity specialists in Hong Kong from the Magic Circle. The firm has hired two Clifford Chance mergers and acquisitions partners, Andrew Whan and Neeraj Budhwani, and Linklaters global head of banking Davide Mencacci.

LB100 Second 50 – City and Boutique: Focus for victory

LB100 Second 50 – City and Boutique: Focus for victory

The combined turnover for the 19 London firms that sit in the second half of this year’s Legal Business 100 (LB100) is £894.1m, an increase of 6% but the addition of one extra firm in this group compared to last year has seen average revenue grow just 1% to £47m. However, it is in profitability …

LB100 Second 50 – Regional view: Make do and mend

LB100 Second 50 – Regional view: Make do and mend

While smaller regional and national firms gained significant ground on their London rivals in last year’s Legal Business 100 (LB100) after years of the productivity gap widening in favour of the City, they have upped the ante again this year. Some of the strongest performers from the 31 regional firms in the 51-100 bracket have …

Legal Business returns to anything but normal – new or otherwise

Legal Business returns to anything but normal – new or otherwise

So, after a six-month hiatus we have returned and much has changed. Writing this as we enter a second national lockdown in the UK seems surreal but we hope that this issue finds you in a robust mood, ready to do business for your clients and able to challenge the hysteria peddled by the mainstream …

Revolving doors: Bumper round of lateral recruitment sees Gibson Dunn hire from Morgan Stanley as Deloitte acquires Kemp Little

Revolving doors: Bumper round of lateral recruitment sees Gibson Dunn hire from Morgan Stanley as Deloitte acquires Kemp Little

Team leader moves, in-house hires and even boutique firm acquisitions have all taken place in the past week as recruitment at home and abroad picked up significantly. The standout hire of the week was Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher recruiting Matthew Nunan, formerly a managing director and EMEA head of conduct risk at Morgan Stanley, to …

Revolving doors: LB100 players make significant team moves as Links finance duo launches boutique

Revolving doors: LB100 players make significant team moves as Links finance duo launches boutique

The past week has seen a focus on team hires and moves, with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and DAC Beachcroft both taking on groups of lawyers from competitor firms.  Named as the highly commended firm in our Law Firm of the Year category at the Legal Business Awards this week, DAC Beachcroft has hired a …

Legal Business Awards 2020 – Law Firm of the Year

Legal Business Awards 2020 – Law Firm of the Year

At last – the one you’ve been waiting for – we are delighted to reveal the Law Firm of the Year for the 2020 Legal Business Awards.  Only the most outstanding law firms over 2019 made the shortlist in this, our most prestigious award. Judges were looking for a firm that took the market by …

Legal Business Awards 2020 – Regional/Offshore Firm of the Year

Legal Business Awards 2020 – Regional/Offshore Firm of the Year

We are now down to the final few and arguably most prestigious categories, starting with naming our Regional/Offshore Firm of the Year in the 2020 Legal Business Awards. This award highlights the UK-based regional or offshore firm (with headquarters outside of London) that has made the most significant progress over the past year in advancing …