Q&A: David Collins – Dentons UK corporate head on a fresh start, deals gone wrong and life after BLP

Q&A: David Collins – Dentons UK corporate head on a fresh start, deals gone wrong and life after BLP

After his move from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) to Dentons as the new head of UK corporate and co-chair of global M&A, David Collins (pictured) talks to Matthew Field about his new role, deal making and his past leadership bid.

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Q&A: Alan Mason – Freshfields ‘rest of continental Europe’ managing partner on Brexit, cross border M&A and more

Q&A: Alan Mason – Freshfields ‘rest of continental Europe’ managing partner on Brexit, cross border M&A and more

Following his appointment as Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer‘s first regional managing partner for the ‘rest of continental Europe’ – for offices excluding Germany, Austria and central and eastern Europe – Paris-based corporate partner Alan Mason (pictured) speaks with Madeleine Farman about his plans to shape the role.

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Q&A: RBS general counsel Collins on external advisers, technology and the stress of investigations

Q&A: RBS general counsel Collins on external advisers, technology and the stress of investigations

Set to take on the top legal role at Santander UK later this year, The Royal Bank of Scotland’s outgoing general counsel (GC) John Collins (pictured) talks to Sarah Downey about his career and the growing recognition of in-house lawyers.

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Q&A: Jenner & Block’s Charlie Lightfoot talks about leadership, White & Case, and ‘getting my hands dirty’

Q&A: Jenner & Block’s Charlie Lightfoot talks about leadership, White & Case, and ‘getting my hands dirty’

Chicago litigation firm Jenner & Block’s launch of its first overseas office earlier this year in London was as soft as they come. Is there space for another litigation firm or will London be its graveyard? Charlie Lightfoot (pictured), the man tasked with growing the firm’s London office, talks of the firm’s prospects. 

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Q&A: Sir Frank Berman KCMG QC on the Bar, the challenges of nature and London’s status as a disputes hub

Q&A: Sir Frank Berman KCMG QC on the Bar, the challenges of nature and London’s status as a disputes hub

Having attended Legal Business’s first International Arbitration Summit in September to debate issues on investor-state disputes, Sir Frank Berman KCMG QC (pictured) of Essex Court Chambers talks to Sarah Downey about the highlights of his 50-year career, London’s status as a disputes hub, and the future of the Bar.

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Q&A: John Quinn talks competition, class action and China

Q&A: John Quinn talks competition, class action and China

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan was the talk of the town when it took on some of the world’s largest banks in post-crisis related litigation. The concept paid off for a firm which this year posted revenues just over $1bn with profits per equity partner reaching just under $5m – the second highest recorded in the Global 100. However, as crisis-related disputes reach their tail-end, founder and managing partner John Quinn (pictured) speaks to Legal Business about the firm’s current growth plans.

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