Revolving Doors: Global 100 firms focus on international hires

Revolving Doors: Global 100 firms focus on international hires

Approaching the holiday season, Asia, Europe and the US emerged as hubs for partner moves with Herbert Smith Freehills losing a prominent partner in Japan to Morrison & Foerster – which also acquired a German partner from in-house. In New York, Dentons made a rare lateral from Baker & McKenzie while Norton Rose Fulbright also …

Constructing continents – the clients and advisers targeting Africa’s booming infra market

Constructing continents – the clients and advisers targeting Africa’s booming infra market

In August this year, President Obama hosted the largest US-Africa leaders’ summit ever, with the heads of nearly every African nation gathering in Washington DC. As well as working on governance and leadership issues, Obama talked to a business forum hosted in the Mandarin Oriental, with 90 US firms and over 100 major African companies …

Gang aft agley – relief for Scots lawyers but indy vote is hard on mice an’ men

Gang aft agley – relief for Scots lawyers but indy vote is hard on mice an’ men

It was late in the day, as opinion polls narrowed alarmingly, that English lawyers took notice of Scotland’s independence vote last month and entertained the huge implications of a split in the UK’s 300-year-old union. As several major Scottish institutions warned they would relocate operations to London, sterling buckled and one mortgage-backed securities deal went …

‘There will be uncertainty’: partners discuss consequences of Scotland voting ‘no’

Scotland’s ‘no’ to independence last month returned confidence to the markets with a spike in sterling and share prices of FTSE 100-listed Scottish companies. The legal profession breathed easy too as while independence would have signalled a surge of work over the first few years, long term the outlook was tied to uncertain economic fortunes.

Short-term boom but long-term questions loom for lawyers if Scotland votes to go it alone

Michael West finds mixed feelings on independence from Scotland’s bloodied legal profession It’s long been a hoary cliché to say that uncertainty is good news for the legal profession but it is hard to escape the conclusion that the uncertain prospect of a momentous vote on Scottish independence this month would be very good news …