Relationship marketing and professional services firms
Marketing is the art of giving clients what they what profitably. To be a successful marketeer you need to tap into the needs and wants of the client.  If you can address their pain points, then you add value.   When you distill marketing down to its most basic level you can see that...
Claire Rason - 21 October 2020
The new legal department launched by KPMG
As General Counsel and in-house legal teams contend with the increasing pressures facing their organizations in the wake of COVID-19, there is an urgent need to rethink delivery models and transform legal function operations. While the move to digitize and automate the legal function was already und...
Editor - 15 October 2020
Baker McKenzie reinforces its London Data Protection and Cybersecurity Practice
Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has hired Paul Glass from Taylor Wessing, where he was partner in the Commercial Technology & Data group and led the firm's Cybersecurity practice. Paul will join the Data and Technology team on 19 October to lead the London Data Protection and Cyber practi...
Editor - 12 October 2020
DLA Piper advises to a relevant real estate investment firm to acquire an American airport parking facility
DLA Piper represented Green Courte Partners, LLC (Green Courte), a Chicago-based private equity real estate investment firm and owner of The Parking Spot, the nation's leading near-airport parking company, in the recent acquisition of an 869-space parking facility serving Salt Lake City Internationa...
Editor - 11 October 2020
How the legal market has been strengthened in the Baltic region
A large law firm is emerging in the market of the Baltic region with the merger of the law firms Walless (law firm from Lithuania), Derling Primus (from Estonia) and Primus Derling (from Latvia).  These three firms will unite all their lawyers under the name of WALLESS Baltic, which will becom...
Álvaro Navarro Sotillos - 06 October 2020
A fruitful pro bono project in conjunction with large law firms
An ambitious pro bono project, the Greece Pro Bono Collaborative (GPBC), which provides crucial assistance to asylum seekers in refugee camps in the Greek Islands has been announced as the winner of the Innovation in Social Responsibility award in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe...
Editor - 03 October 2020
New expansion in the insurance industry in Israel
The international insurance company Kennedys has signed with the Israeli law boutique Zelichov Ben-Dan & Co to hire four of its partners to provide insurance advice in the Middle Eastern country. This new Kennedys office will specialize in legal insurance advice related to dispute resolution. I...
Editor - 02 October 2020 Israel
Why has the number of law firm mergers dropped significantly?
Law firm merger activity continues to slow amid the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of law firm mergers in the first three quarters of 2020 is down from the same period in 2019, according to the merger research team at Fairfax Associates. In the third quarter of 2020, we tracked six c...
Editor - 01 October 2020 United States of America
BigLaw’s Big Changes
Vast, global law firms, with upwards of 1000 partners and thousands of staff in cities around the world, have been a feature of the legal scene for years. After a tough global recession in 2008, these businesses bounced back, continuing to expand, acquire or partner with firms in every corner of the...
Duncan Weston - 29 September 2020
7 trends in the sports industry, according to Hogan Lovells
With the end of the first wave of the pandemic, many countries authorised the practice of sport, both professional and amateur. The sports sector is one of the most prosperous in recent decades, and the Hogan Lovells' Sports, Media & Entertainment group has published, trough a press release, the...
Editor - 28 September 2020
Asian leadership: two reasons why the Asia-Pacific region will be prosperous to invest
Keeping an eye on Asia's future: 4 of the 5 largest economies in the world will come from that region in 2024. If there is currently a region in which to invest, it is the Asia-Pacific. According to the World Bank and the Global Fund International, the five economically largest countries will be Ch...
Editor - 22 September 2020
Cuatrecasas advises Grupo Bel to become a shareholder in a large Portuguese media corporation
Cuatrecasas has advised Grupo Bel on the negotiations for entering as shareholder in Global Media Group, a media corporation that owns 19 Portuguese media outlets such as Diário de Notícias and TSF, and holds a stake in the news agency Lusa.  The legal team that advised Grupo Bel...
Editor - 22 September 2020 Portugal
7 tips to manage your law firm successfully
Many lawyers wonder how to run a law firm, especially in these uncertain times. There is no guide that tells you how to successfully run your law firm, but if it helps, the New York State Bar Associaton presents 7 tips to fear success with your law firm: 1. Create a business plan It is essential ...
Álvaro Navarro Sotillos - 21 September 2020
Linklaters: law firm of the year in Africa according to IFLR Africa Awards 2020
Linklaters has been designated as the international law firm of the year at the IFLR Africa Awards 2020. The judging panel had been composed of editors and journalists from IFLR. “The IFLR awards recognise legal innovation in cross-border transactions. To be considered, all deals must have cl...
Editor - 21 September 2020
Gide advises a big health and provident insurance company on its acquisition of CGRM
Gide has advised the health and provident insurance wholesaler SPVIE Assurances on its acquisition of CGRM, a subsidiary of Gras Savoye Willis Towers Watson that specialises in the management of complementary health insurance. Gide's team advising SPVIE Assurances comprised partner Axelle Toulemond...
Editor - 19 September 2020
Why is the Government of Singapore funding the technological upgrading of law firms?
If you are working in a law firm that has an office in Singapore, you cannot fail to be interested in the technology program for firms launched by the Singapore Ministry of Law in May 2019, which ends in January 2021. This program costs the first year of investment for the implementation and improv...
Álvaro Navarro Sotillos - 18 September 2020 Singapore
What work Jones Day does in the Jeddah Airport 2 ISTP Project in Saudi Arabia?
Jones Day has acted as legal counsel on the financial closing of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s largest privately-financed sewage treatment plant, the Jeddah Airport 2 ISTP.  The project forms part of the Saudi Government’s Vision 2030 and will bring significant benefits to the city ...
Editor - 17 September 2020 Saudi Arabia
King & Wood Mallesons: top 1 law firm in Asia Pacific
King & Wood Mallesons has been named the number one law firm in the Asia Pacific region, according to Acritas's 2020 Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index. The firm has replaced Baker McKenzie as the top firm on this list. In third place is Herbert Smith Freehills. The high performance of King &...
Editor - 15 September 2020
Rasha Gerges Shields: co-chair Los Angeles Police Commission's Advisory Committee on Building Trust and Equity
Rasha Gerges Shields, partner Jones Day's Los Angeles Office, has been selected to serve as co-chair of the Los Angeles Police Commission's newly formed Advisory Committee on Building Trust and Equity. Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners announced in July a series of reforms to enhance accoun...
Editor - 14 September 2020 United States of America
The current situation of M&A in the Energy Sector
The Pandemic has affected most of the world's economies, especially that of the United States. Now, it is necessary to look at the evolution of the markets and it is important to observe the viability of a large part of the transactions. The Winston & Strawn LLP team is aware of the trends that ...
Editor - 12 September 2020 United States of America
10 actions for change
In the wake of the tragic killing of George Floyd, Herbert Smith Freehills began a deeper conversation with its lawyers about improving ethnic diversity across the firm, and how it could work harder to build a supportive, respectful environment where everyone could thrive. The firm has unveiled 10 ...
Editor - 11 September 2020
DWF and its economic recovery
DWF has announced signs of economic recovery as a result of its cuts. Its second quarter earnings (to 31 July) rose by 20% to £84.3m.  In this quarter, DWF reported a loss of £600,000, against £1.9 million of pre-tax profits in the same period last year. Even so, the firm de...
Editor - 11 September 2020
Social Media for Lawyers
One of the greatest inventions of the modern time is the internet whose impact on society has been hugely phenomenal. With the internet, came social networks such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and Instagram just to mention a few. All these collectively are referred to as social mediai.   ...
Adedunmade Onibokun - 10 September 2020
CMS's expansion in the Middle East
CMS is deciding to expand in the Middle East and has demonstrated this by opening a new office in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Through this opening, CMS has six offices in the region, located in Oman, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Iraq.  The attorney appointed to lead this new office is ...
Editor - 10 September 2020 United Arab Emirates
How do large firms move into the recruitment market?
Law firms are trying to come out stronger despite the difficulties the pandemic has presented them with in recent months.  In this regard, it has been noted that large firms continue promoting and signing talent within the legal sector.  Thus, we will now summarise the activity of three ...
Editor - 08 September 2020
How are the lawyers at Baker McKenzie returning to the offices?
In August, we proceeded with a ‘soft’ re-opening of our office space. This has been limited to allow 20 people in to the building on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Access to the office has been limited to those whose roles cannot effectively be discharged from home, or those who feel a ...
Baker Mckenzie - 04 September 2020
Large law firms are making working hours more flexible
Squire Patton Boggs has decided to abolish working hours in the UK and is beginning to test improved flexible working while adopting an open floor plan at its new London headquarters, which opens this week. Around 170 lawyers are moving into the firm's new headquarters. "In our planning for the ...
Editor - 04 September 2020 United Kingdom
Notorious lawyer returns to Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP announced the returning of Brian Benczkowski as a partner in the Government, Regulatory & Internal Investigations Practice Group, after serving two years as Senate-confirmed Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division. &...
Editor - 03 September 2020
Cleary Gottlieb: International Arbitration Team of the Year by 2020 Legal Business Awards
Cleary Gottlieb has been named the international arbitration team of the year at the 2020 Legal Business Awards.  The firm was lauded for securing one of the largest commercial arbitration awards ever made in 2019.  “Cleary’s technical excellence and understanding, its absolu...
Editor - 03 September 2020
Baker McKenzie strengthens its position by hiring major specialists
Baker McKenzie is reinforcing its Geneva team with five experts in the fields of White-Collar Crime/Compliance & Investigations, Real Estate and Tax as of 1 September 2020, thereby underlining the importance of the Geneva office for the French-speaking Swiss market. The existing team of Simon N...
Editor - 02 September 2020
Jones Day advises Shiloh Industries, Inc. in Stock and Asset Purchase Agreement with Grouper Holdings
Jones Day is advising Shiloh Industries, Inc., an environmentally focused global supplier of lightweighting, noise and vibration solutions, in its stalking horse stock and asset purchase agreement with Grouper Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of MiddleGround Capital LLC pursuant to which Grouper will acq...
Editor - 02 September 2020
Dentons focuses on Africa with its newest hire
Dentons intends to expand into the African market by hiring Dr. Albrecht Conze, an experienced diplomatic, to work as a Of Counsel in the Berlin office.  Conze has a complete professional career in the diplomatic world having served for over thirty years in Germany and in the European and Unit...
Editor - 01 September 2020
RPC law firm has been designed TMT Team of the year by Legal Business Awards 2020
British law firm RPC's TMT team, led by partners Mark Crichard and Charles Buckworth, advised LINK on the hugely-complex tender process for outsourcing all telecoms and technical infrastructure that sit behind its network (as well as the provision of settlement services) – a network that handl...
Editor - 01 September 2020
Jones Day advises a French company to introduce to the German Hydrogen sector
Jones Day represented Électricité de France SA (EDF) through its affiliates, Hynamics SA and EDF Deutschland, in its inaugural and groundbreaking investment in Germany’s hydrogen sector. EDF has formed a joint venture to construct a 30MW hydrogen electrolysis plant from renewable...
Editor - 31 August 2020 Germany
ECIJA El Salvador strenghts the Department of Technologies incorporating Karla Alas
Through this movement ECIJA El Salvador adds a partner to its team and strengthens a key department for the firm. As a result of this incorporation, ECIJA's office in El Salvador has a team of 5 partners and 9 lawyers, all of whom have the experience and academic skills to ensure that their clients ...
Editor - 31 August 2020 El Salvador
Relevant promotion of a woman to a leadership position in a magic circle UK law firm
Freshfields Druckhaus Deringer LLP has announced the promotion of Georgia Dawson as a Senior Partner of the firm. Dawson was currently serving the firm as a management partner and the leader of the firm's Asian department in the litigation department.  As a result of this promotion, Dawson wil...
Editor - 27 August 2020
How to plan your law firm's succession
The question of succession and renewal of staff in law firms is complicated, regardless of whether it is a large law firm, such as a medium-sized one, or a one-person firm. To help overcome this problem, Kathy Fortin and Arthur G. Greene attempt to provide ideas and solutions to all lawyers in thei...
Editor - 24 August 2020
Advantages of working with midsize law firms
According to a White Paper with the title “HOW TECHNOLOGY LEVELS THE PLAYING FIELD FOR MIDSIZE LAW FIRMS. Forward-Looking Firms Can Compete for Biglaw Business” published by Thomson Reuters, there are various benefits of working with midsize law firms, which corporate clients are beginni...
Editor - 20 August 2020
Ashurst joins consortium to develop Automated Intelligent Regulation Platform
On the 28th of July 2020, international law firm Ashurst announced that they join a major cross-sector consortium made up of businesses and universities in order to deliver the AIR (Automated Intelligent Regulation) Platform, an AI-driven data access platform for regulated industries.  Cross-i...
Christine Fuessel - 18 August 2020
The Future of Legal Workplace Design: Recreating the Resilient Law Firm
Even before the global pandemic, law firms began questioning the design of their office environments. Over the years, open concept has grown in popularity, and assigned private offices are less common than they used to be. Filing cabinets are being replaced by the cloud and reviewing contracts almos...
Kristin Cerutti - 14 August 2020
Clifford Chance presents document automation platform CC Dr@ft
CC Dr@ft is the name of the new document automation platform of Clifford Chance, a multinational law firm headquartered in London. It delivers document automation and counts with a solution design as well as onboarding and maintenance service.  Users of CC Dr@ft can rely on the help of the fir...
Editor - 13 August 2020
Eversheds Sutherland makes a profit and retains talent
Eversheds Sutherland has announced the recording of profits for the past financial year, despite the devastating consequences of the pandemic. In the case of this law firm, neo profit increased by 5% to £109 million in the financial year ending in 2020. Revenue increased by 8% to £592 m...
Editor - 08 August 2020
When will the lawyers from the big law firms return to their offices?
Because of the economic devastation caused by COVID-19, many companies have been forced to close offices, lay off staff and cut salaries. Many other firms have also chosen to cut partners' salaries. These include many UK law firms. Withers originally had 57 staff on leave and 21 have been brought b...
Editor - 07 August 2020 United Kingdom
Marketing Law Firms During a Pandemic
COVID-19 has changed each aspect of our lives and each segment of the economy. Like other sectors, the pandemic has also disrupted the legal sector. Disruption provides a healthy ground for innovation and creativity. In response to the curveball thrown by COVID, law firms need to pivot their marketi...
Akanksha Bisen - 04 August 2020
Schoenherr promotes arbitration lawyer expert Victoria Pernt to counsel
Austrian law firm Schoenherr has announced the promotion of Victoria Pernt as a counsel as of 1 August 2020. Pernt is an arbitration expert and she joined this law firm in 2015 to work as a lawyer in the dispute resolution department.  Victoria Pernt's experience spans many fields and industri...
Editor - 04 August 2020 Austria
Shearman & Sterling announces new tool on global COVID-19 legislation
Shearman & Sterling has announced the launch of the COVID-19 Legislation Tool, an online resource that compiles the latest information on COVID-19 legislation worldwide. This Tool aims to help lawyers and companies stay up-to-date on thousands of legislative responses. The firm’s COVID-19...
Editor - 03 August 2020
Jonathan Bloomer joined as the new Chairman of DWF
DWF has announced its new Chairman: Jonathan Bloomer. This appointment will take effect on August 1, 2020. When Sir Nigel Knowles began his tenure as DWF's CEO, he intended to promote Chris Sullivan to Deputy Chairman, so the law firm began looking for a new chairman.  Jonathan Bloomer is Cha...
Editor - 31 July 2020
Hogan Lovells has been recognized as a UK Top 50 Employer for Women
Hogan Lovells is listed for the fifth consecutive year in the UK's Top 50 Employers for Women, in an award organized by The Times.  This recognition has been received with joy by the British law firm and this is how Susan Bright, Hogan Lovells Global Managing Partner for Diversity & Inclus...
Editor - 30 July 2020 United Kingdom
The Magic Circle law firms show a decline in profits
Three of the most recognized law firms in the UK: Freshfields, Allen & Overy and Linklaters (known as the ‘Magic Circle’) have announced a fall in profits for the year ending 20 April 2020, due to the unpredictable consequences of COVID-19. Freshfields revealed a net profit of &poun...
Editor - 29 July 2020
Heike Wagner: new chair of the CMS Council
CMS announced a few days ago the appointment of Heike Wagner as chair of the CMS Council. This appointment will take effect on 1 October 2020, replacing Robert Bosman. “During his 13-year tenure of the CMS Council, Robert has been a highly popular, diligent and inclusive Chair, supporting the...
Editor - 28 July 2020
DAC Beachcroft and Cognia Law work together to optimise Cognia Flex platform
On the 20th of July 2020, international law firm DAC Beachcroft announced their collaboration with leading law company Cognia Law. They work together on the optimisation of Cognia Law´s flexible resourcing platform Cognia Flex, which supports leading law businesses in securing and managing tea...
Editor - 28 July 2020
Osborne Clarke advises Octopus Renewables on acquisition of UK rooftop solar assets
As to a press release of international legal practice Osborne Clarke from the 21st of July 2020, the firm has advised Octopus Renewables on its acquisition of a 9.1MW portfolio of operational residential UK rooftop solar assets.  Octopus Renewables is the specialist clean energy investor arm o...
Editor - 27 July 2020 United Kingdom
Linklaters named “Americas Law Firm of the Year-Overall” by Americas Law Firm
Recognized law firm Linklaters has been named the “Americas Law Firm of the Year-Overall” by news service GlobalCapital. This award honours the institution and firms that have a positive impact on the global derivates market. Each award was judged according to the nominees’ innova...
Editor - 26 July 2020
Jones Day has been included again as a leading international arbitration firm by Global Arbitration Review’s GAR 30
Jones Day has been recognized as one of the Worlds leading firms for international arbitration in the 2020 edition of the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) 30. The American law firm was included in this ranking for fifth consecutive year. Gar has noted that clients appreciate the work of Jones Day fo...
Editor - 25 July 2020
Manuel Olivencia Award recognizes good governance in management of COVID-19 in it´s third edition
On the 21st of July 2020, the jury of the Manuel Olivencia Award (Cuatrecasas Foundation) has announced the third edition of the awards. In the focus of this year will be the assessment of the best management shown by listed companies during the COVID-19 crisis.  Factors that will be assessed ...
Editor - 25 July 2020
Alex Stathopoulos (Orrick, San Francisco): appointed to the Labor & Employment Executive Committee for the California Lawyers Association
Orrick senior associate Alex Stathopoulos (actually based in San Francisco) has been appointed to the Labor & Employment Executive Committee for the California Lawyers Association (CLA) during the next 3 years. Alex will contribute to CLA’s mission of “providing leadership and extra...
Editor - 22 July 2020 United States of America
Acquisition of eBay Classifieds Group by Adevinta creates the world´s largest online classifieds group
On the 21st of July 2020, Adevinta ASA (ADE) announced the signing of an agreement to acquire 100% of eBay Classifieds Holdings Inc, the global classifieds arm of eBay Inc, for a headline value of approximately 9.2 billion US dollars.  This deal leads to the creation of the largest online clas...
Editor - 22 July 2020
Helena Samaha (President and CEO of Lex Mundi): "Equisphere is about matching Lex Mundi’s capabilities exactly to a client’s requirements"
Helena Samaha, first female president in Lex Mundi´s history, comments on The Impact Lawyer´s questions regarding the association and its new launch Equisphere. Lex Mundi is the world´s largest law firm network, providing information to its members about developments in local and g...
Christine Fuessel - 21 July 2020
600 home proud offices for Houthoff during coronavirus crisis
We went from five offices to over 600 home offices. Fortunately the transition of the past months went smoothly for us. Our people are resourceful and quickly adapted to the new situation, but it wasn’t all fun. We all really missed the dynamics of working in our offices and being surrounded b...
Edward de Bock - 20 July 2020
Cuatrecasas counsels Partners Group on 2020´s largest transaction in Portugal´s agro-industrial sector
On the 18th of July 2020, Cuatrecasas announced that they have counselled The Partners Group on the acquisition of Rovensa, with an enterprise value of around 1 billion euros, making it the largest transaction of the year in the agro-industrial sector in Portugal.  The deal was closed at a dif...
Editor - 20 July 2020 Portugal
From Baker McKenzie: "We have implemented actions and initiatives to facilitate education on anti-racism"
A professional from recognized law firm Baker McKenzie responds to The Impact Lawyers´ questions about Race and Ethnicity policies. Do you have a policy within your firm at a global level to prevent and detect racist cases, both with your staff and with your clients? Across the Firm we have ...
Editor - 20 July 2020
Doyles Guide of Leading Arbitration Barristers in Australia, 2020
Doyles Guide has announced the list of Leading Arbitration Barristers in Australia, 2020, where there are Senior Counsels and Junior Counsels from large law firms. The 2020 listing of leading Australian Arbitration Barristers details Senior Counsel and Junior Counsel identified by clients and peers...
Editor - 17 July 2020
Why half of Millennials are stressed most of the time?
The Global Millenial Survey 2020 conducted by Deloitte reflects the views of Millenials and Gen Zs, pointing out their values and beliefs as well as concerns. This year, the report includes data both pre-pandemic and during the COVID-19 crisis.  Key findings regarding the impact of COVID-19 in...
Editor - 16 July 2020
Noel J. Francisco, Former United States Solicitor General, returns to Jones Day
Jones Day has announced that Noel J. Francisco will rejoin the firm’s Washington office after serving three years as the 48th Solicitor General of the United States. “The partners, lawyers and professional staff of Jones Day have always held Noel in the highest regard both professionall...
Editor - 16 July 2020 United States of America
How artificial intelligence can reduce lawyers' work time
Law firms like large companies are using artificial intelligence programs to automate their work. In particular, there are programs that analyze algorithms and relevant information in documents, reducing the search work of lawyers. Concept of the software Leverton is a patented, award-winning AI-p...
Editor - 16 July 2020
Larger law firms are freezing and cutting the salaries of trainees and junior lawyers
In view of the consequences of what has happened in recent months, law firms have taken measures to mitigate losses and have temporarily reduced the salary of some of their lawyers, but have also frozen the salary of trainee lawyers.  In this case, the British firm Bird & Bird has announce...
Editor - 15 July 2020
Sean Suber: new member of the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms' Program
Winston & Strawn litigation associate Sean H. Suber has been selected as a member of the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms Pathway to Partnership Program. The cause of this announcement is because “of his extraordinary talent, top-notch skills, demonstrated leadership, and...
Editor - 15 July 2020 United States of America
Almost half of legal practitioners are concerned about the future of their profession
Nearly a half of international lawyers do not expect a bright future for their profession, a quarter of them are concern due to the impact of digitalization and the implementation of artificial intelligence and technology in the legal sector, according to the results published by The Mosaic Mood Ind...
Editor - 14 July 2020
Which countries and jurisdictions are most ready for autonomous vehicles?
The viability of autonomous cars is becoming a reality. Increasingly, many countries are establishing regulations for this emerging sector.  According to a study by KPMG entitled KPMG Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI), the countries that are most prepared for autonomous vehicles are: ...
Editor - 13 July 2020
New Global Race & Ethnicity Task Force formed by Baker McKenzie
Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie announces their global task force on racial and ethnic diversity that will work across the firm´s 77 offices in 46 countries, with the aim of helping implement and operationalize programmes to advance racial and ethnic diversity. Some of the planned acti...
Editor - 08 July 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills promotes nearly 50 lawyers to senior associate
Herbert Smith Freehills has announced the promotion of 49 Australian lawyers to the position of senior associate.  Among the lawyers promoted are in the Competition, Corporate, Disputes, Employment, Real Estate & Projects practices, Regulation & Trade departments, among others. Fifty ...
Editor - 06 July 2020 Australia
Are larger law firms cutting their lawyers' salaries?
Due to the consequences produced by COVID-19, many large firms have implemented measures to maintain their sustainable economy. One of the most notorious measures is the reduction of salaries among lawyers.  In this case, Simmons & Simmons announced a 20% reduction in salaries as of July. ...
Editor - 06 July 2020
New managing partner for Houthoff
On the 1st of July 2020, Houthoff, a leading Dutch law firm with global reach, announced that Hans Londonck Sluijk joins the firm´s board, replacing Gerhard Gispen who passed away unexpectedly on the 13th of May. With the appointment of Mister Londonck Sluijk, the board consists of three manag...
Editor - 02 July 2020
Chambers and Partners has recognised Woodsford as one of the world’s leading litigation funders
Chambers and Partners has recognised the increasing presence of Woodsford Litigation Funding worldwide. Woodsford is one of only four funders ranked in the USA, UK and Asia-Pacific. ItsCEO, Steven Friel, has been recognised as a ranked individual, and this year he is joined by Woodsford CIO, Charlie...
Editor - 01 July 2020
Slaughter and May advises INEOS on the acquisition of BP’s global petrochemicals business for an amount of $ 5 billion
British law firm Slaughter and May announced its advising to British multinational chemical company INEOS on the acquisition of BP’s global Petrochemicals business for US $ 5 billion, and also on related financing arrangements.  “This is another significant step as we steadily work...
Editor - 01 July 2020
Cherine Foty (Jones Day) has been selected to the Board of Directors of ArbitralWomen
Global Disputes Senior Associate in the Paris Office of Jones Day Cherine Foty, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of ArbitralWomen for the 2020-2022 term. ArbitralWomen is an international non-governmental organisation for the promotion of women and diversity in international disp...
Editor - 30 June 2020
Ashurst: Real Estate Team of the Year at Legal community Forty Under 40 Awards
The renowned law firm Ashurst has been named Real Estate Team of the Year at the Legalcommunity Forty under 40 Awards. In particular, the Real State department of Ashurst's Milan office, headed by lawyer Andrea Caputo, has been awarded.  "We are delighted to have received this market recogni...
Editor - 29 June 2020
What the large law firms say about racial equality
Over the past month, several large law firms have shown their support for race equality in the wake of the tragic events in the United States at the end of May. Linklaters In that sense, Charlie Jacobs, Linklaters' Senior Partner and Senior Champion for Race & Ethnicity, said in an article wit...
Álvaro Navarro Sotillos - 26 June 2020
Sonia Baldia: new counselor at The Impact Lawyers
The Impact Lawyers has announced the incorporation of Sonia Baldia as a new counselor of the magazine. She will contribute to the magazine by writing regarding International Commercial Practice Sonia Baldia is a partner in Baker McKenzie's North American International Commercial Practice in Washing...
Editor - 25 June 2020
Latham & Watkins launches Virtual Experience Program to test and train your legal skills
The recognized firm Latham & Watkins has launched a virtual program where attorneys and legal practitioners could gain experience working on simulated legal tasks. This program has been developed by InsideSherpa. This initiative was developed without the COVID-19 crisis in mind. This Virtual Ex...
Editor - 25 June 2020
Jones Day Latest Arrivals: Former FTC Trial Counsel Lin Kahn and Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Huie
Jones Day has announced the arrivals of former Federal Trade Commission attorney Lin Kahn as a partner in the Firm’s San Francisco Office, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Huie as of counsel in its San Diego Office. Ms. Kahn is part of Jones Day’s Antitrust Practice and Mr. Huie...
Editor - 24 June 2020 United States of America
ECIJA lands in Brazil and Ecuador, consolidating its position as the largest Spanish firm in Latin America
With this move, ECIJA has now 119 members and over 600 professionals, with a presence in 15 countries and 26 offices Just five months after its entry in Mexico, ECIJA continues its ambitious expansion strategy in Latin America, now with the integration of the Brazilian firm CTA and the Ecuadorian f...
Editor - 24 June 2020
Woodsford reinforces in Singapore's legal market by hiring a dispute resolution expert
Woodsford Litigation Funding (Woodsford) expands into the Singapore market by bringing dispute expert Franca Ciambella as a consultant into the firm. Ciambella's areas of expertise include technology law, fintech, corporate and commercial law. She has also had experience as a mediator in disputes r...
Editor - 23 June 2020 Singapore
Alston & Bird announces launch of Women in Cyber™ Network, aiming to connect female professionals within the Spectrum of Cyber Services
The international law firm Alston & Bird LLP, with headquarters in the US, and more than 800 lawyers in 12 different offices around the world, launched a new, innovative programme within the practice area of cybersecurity. The firm is known to be a leader in the area of cybersecurity and data p...
Christine Fuessel - 23 June 2020
Youth Rights Resource Compass released by Baker McKenzie and partners helps young people navigate through the COVID-19 crisis
On the 11th of June 2020, leading global law firm Baker McKenzie announced the release of the Youth Rights Resource Compass, a website that seeks to help children and youngsters all around the globe inform themselves about what is still accessible to them during the times of the coronavirus crisis. ...
Christine Fuessel - 22 June 2020
Legal Innovation Flourishes in Kazakhstan
AIFC's Seven Pillars Law collaborates with Singapore's GLS Group to deliver ground breaking legal innovation to Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Seven Pillars Law, one of the most advanced law firms in Central Asia, has taken another huge stride in the Kazakhstan legal market through its association wi...
Editor - 22 June 2020 Kazakhstan
Are large law firms returning to offices?
Large international law firms are taking steps to return their employees to the offices once the COVID-19 pandemic has stabilized. In particular, Dentons announced a few weeks ago the return of its lawyers to the London offices, which took place on June 15, while Linklaters and Allen & Overy an...
Editor - 19 June 2020
International law firm Cleary Gottlieb has been named 2020 IFLR Americas Law Firm of the Year once again
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is a renowned white shoe law firm that is headquartered in New York City, USA. The international law firm has offices in a great number of countries all around the world, including various locations in the U.S., Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East...
Editor - 18 June 2020
Chambers USA ranks Hogan Lovells Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice as a Top-Tier Practice for 9th Consecutive Year
Chambers USA have released their annual lawyer rankings for the sector Privacy and Data Security. Every year, Chambers USA ranks the top lawyers and law firms across all the United States of America. Law firms that have a national presence are also ranked in their Nationwide tables, which focus on t...
Editor - 17 June 2020 United States of America
Macpherson Kelley (Australia) has announced its ‘biggest’ promotion round ever
Australian law firm Macpherson Kelley has announced the promotion of 15 lawyers, two of them have been promoted to Principal.  Macpherson Kelley CEO Steve Parker said the promotions reflected the depth of Macpherson Kelley's talent and the commitment of the firm's lawyers to deliver outstandin...
Editor - 15 June 2020
The beginning of the end; preparing for life (and work) after lockdown
It has become increasingly clear over the past few weeks that the world is not about to return to normal. With many months likely before an effective vaccine or treatment for Covid-19 will be available, governments and businesses, law firms included, need to identify a strategy for exiting the lockd...
Jo Ludlam, Julia Wilson - 12 June 2020
Gide advises French bank group Crédit Agricole CIB on acquiring a stake in Cobase
International law firm Gide announced in a press release from the 11th of June, 2020, that they counselled Crédit Agricole CIB, a French bank group, on the acquisition of a stake in Cobase, a Dutch multibank platform, alongside Nordea, the largest financial group in Northern Europe.  Th...
Editor - 11 June 2020
About FinReg Tracker by Davis Polk
In order to support the efforts of the government in maintaining the financial system and the economy, Davis Polk announced that they offer their FinReg Tracker daily email now to all at no cost.  Launched for the first time ten years ago for a small audience of clients, this email update will...
Editor - 11 June 2020
New online COVID-19 chatbot for NHS 24, Baker McKenzie advises on launch
NHS, Scotland's national telehealth and telecare organisation, has launched an online chatbot called “Ave” that aims to give people across the country access to help and information about the novel coronavirus. The launch has been supported by six organisations, leading global law firm B...
Editor - 10 June 2020
Osborne Clarke advises foodservice business Compass Group on its acquisition of food technology start-up Feedr
As to a press release from the 10th of June, 2020, international legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised Compass Group UK and Ireland, part of the publicly listed Compass Group PLC, on its acquisition of Feedr.  Compass is known as a leading foodservice business that is specialising in provi...
Editor - 10 June 2020
KPMG adds Family Office and Private Client Legal offering to their Legal Services practice
As announced in a press release on the 9th of June 2020, KPMG LLP welcomes two new members to its team in London to head up its new Family Office and Private Client Legal offering: Alice Killingbeck and Harriet Kwarteng, both joining from PriceWaterhouseCoopers.  Alice is a private client lawy...
Editor - 09 June 2020
Jones Day Advises GenScript Biotech Corporation (Hong Kong) on $423.8 million Initial Public Offering
Jones Day acted as the US and Hong Kong legal advisors of GenScript  Biotech Corporation (Hong Kong: 1548) (“GenScript Biotech”) in relation to its (a) approximately US$423.8 million initial public offering of 18,425,000 American depositary shares and spin-off listing of its subsidi...
Editor - 09 June 2020 Hong Kong
Petition of Families and Friends of the Victims of Flight ET302 in relation to the denial of financial assistance for Boeing provided by CARES Act
Relatives and friends of the 157 mortal victims of the crash of flight ET302 (a Boeing 737 MAX 8), a tragedy that occurred on the 10th of March 2019 in Ethiopia, have filed a petition at the US Treasury. In concrete, they have petitioned Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to withhold financial assista...
Christine Fuessel - 09 June 2020 United States of America
Herbert Smith Freehills advises on global transaction of CIP Capital and People 2.0
International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills announces that they advised New York-based CIP Capital on the acquisition of Entity Solutions Group (“ESG”) by one of its portfolio investments, People 2.0 Global LLC (“People 2.0”), a global tech-enabled workforce deployment pla...
Editor - 08 June 2020 United States of America
Allens advises Australian Real Estate company Vicinity Centres on $1.4 billion capital raising
Recognized Australian law firm Allens had advised Vicinity Centres on its capital raising which is expected to reach $1.4 billion. Vicinity is one of the largest listed managers of Australian retail property dedicated to asset management platform and retail assets under management across 64 shopping...
Editor - 08 June 2020 Australia
Bowmans newest expansion: Malawi and Zambia
African law firm Bowmans has announced its expansion to Malawi and Zambia, less than one year after it announced the opening of a new office in Muritius and allying with Assefa & Associates Law Ofice in Ethiopia.  The move has been described as "a bold step in uncertain times" Chairman and...
Editor - 03 June 2020
Jones Day Welcomes Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of Cybercrime Unit Amy Harman Burkart as Of Counsel in Boston
The global law firm Jones Day announces the arrival of Amy Harman Burkart to Jones Day’s Boston Office as of counsel in the Firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection Practice. Ms. Burkart comes to Jones Day from the United States Attorney’s Office in Boston, where she has...
Editor - 02 June 2020 United States of America
Guide with key considerations for investors in the event of nationalization in response to the COVID-19
Baker McKenzie publishes guide with key considerations for investors in the event of nationalization  In their guide titled “Preserve, Protect, Defend. Global Nationalization Risk: Practical Considerations for Investors”, global law firm Baker McKenzie explains why investors must t...
Baker Mckenzie - 30 May 2020
Baker McKenzie advises Uniper as it signs charterparty on the LNG Terminal in Wilhelmshaven
Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie advised LTW (LNG Terminal Wilhelmshaven GMBH), a fully owned subsidiary of Uniper (a leading international energy company headquartered in Düsseldorf), on its agreement with MOL (Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., Tokyo) to continue their efforts for MOL to own and...
Editor - 28 May 2020
BonelliErede appoints two new partners in Ethiopia for Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office
In a press release issued on the 26th of May 2020, BonelliErede announces two new appointments for Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office, who they are cooperating with.  Leading Ethiopian law firm Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office in cooperation with BonelliErede strengthens its ranks with the appoi...
Editor - 28 May 2020 Ethiopia
Call for applications for the fifth, largely digitalized edition of Cuatrecasa´s accelerator programme for startups
Cuatrecasas announced the launch of the fifth edition of Cuatrecasas Acelera, the accelerator programme they offer for legaltech startups and startups with high legal complexity and for which they are currently seeking six new startups. The selected startups will receive a “wallet” with ...
Editor - 28 May 2020 Spain
Could a virtual Justice system become the norm?
Angela Savin, Partner in KPMG’s Legal Services Tax Disputes Practice, represented her client at the Supreme Court’s first remote case by video link last week in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Angela comments:  “A great deal of care went into ensuring everyone felt t...
Angela Savin - 28 May 2020
Baker McKenzie advises on €290 million project financing of the 25-year PPP to treat municipal waste in Serbia
On May 26th, 2020, leading global law firm Baker McKenzie issued a deal release highlighting the EUR 290 million project financing of the 25-year Public-Private-Parntership (PPP) to develop a new system to treat the municipal waste of the Serbian Capital City Belgrade, on which they advised Suez, IT...
Editor - 26 May 2020
The Innovations Lab of DAC Beachcrof develops digital animation solution to make insurance claims easier
Two new products have been launched by the Innovations Lab of international law firm DAC Beachcroft, that have been developed in its claims research and development hub and have the aim to guide and support clients and their customers through the insurance claims journey. The Customer Care package ...
Editor - 25 May 2020
Once again, Garrigues tops the Mergermarket ranking in Spain in 2019
With a total of 136 deals amounting to 17,994 million euros, the firm leads the TTR ranking in terms of value and number of deals.  Garrigues leads the ranking of legal advisors on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in 2019, in terms of both number of transactions and value. The firm closed a ...
Editor - 25 May 2020
WilmerHale forms task force in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
WilmerHale has formed a task force to lead the legal and strategic counselling of clients around the world in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The task force consists of WilmerHale lawyers in multiple key disciplines and is led by Partner Alejandro Mayorkas. Before joining Wi...
Editor - 25 May 2020
Shearman & Sterling is one of the top project and infrastructure finance law firms 2019, according to IJGlobal
Shearman & Sterling has been ranked among the top project and infrastructure finance law firms in 2019, according to IJGlobal’s 2019 league tables, having scored top ten finishes across multiple categories. Among them, the firm ranked No. 1 in the “Power Project Finance” catego...
Editor - 24 May 2020
Gide advises Venture Capital firm 360 Capital on structuring its fifth fund
Leading international law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel acted as counsel to Venture Capital firm 360 Capital on structuring Capital Fund V, which is dedicated to breakthrough innovations and available in France, Italy and Spain, as announced in a press release of Gide on May 19th, 2020.  The initia...
Editor - 19 May 2020
New Art Award partnership for Clyde & Co with mental health charity Perspective Project
On the 18th of May 2020, international law firm Clyde & Co has announced a new partnership for its annual Art Award programme in the UK that is part of the firm´s global corporate responsibility work. The new Art Award partner is Perspective Project, a charity which approaches mental healt...
Christine Fuessel - 18 May 2020
Adam Eastell joins Baker McKenzie´s Corporate team in London
With the hire of Adam Eastell, the leading global law firm Baker McKenzie continues the rapid growth of its London transactional practice. Adam Eastell is a prominent corporate and M&A lawyer, who joins the corporate team in London from Eigen Technologies, and prior to that was a Partner at Slau...
Editor - 18 May 2020
Deloitte provides travel for medical professionals in California by donating Southwest Airlines ticket balances
Deloitte is the largest professional services network in the world by revenue and number of professionals, and one of the “Big Four” accounting organizations. In response to the current COVID-19 crisis, the firm donates unused ticket balances on Southwest Airlines to Californian health w...
Editor - 13 May 2020 United States of America
Clifford Chance advises Vauban Infrastructure Partners in a joint-venture with Bouygues Telecom to develop FTTH implementation in medium-density locations in France
The renowned international firm Clifford Chance has advised the French company Vauban Infrastructure Partners on the signing of a strategic agreement with Bouygues Telecom, through a dedicated joint venture, for the operation of FTTH (Fiber To The Home) lines in French areas previously deployed and ...
Álvaro Navarro Sotillos - 06 May 2020 France
Gide and Willkie advice Group Air France – KLM on support mechanism
As to a press release from the 29th of April, 2020, the international law firms Gide Loyrette Nouel and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP have advised Group Air France – KLM and Air France on a 7-billion-euros financing to keep up with the COVID-19 crisis.  The support mechanism, which re...
Christine Fuessel - 30 April 2020
Dentons advises on £1.1 billion landmark acquisition of Imperial Brands´ hand-rolled cigars businesses
As to a press release of Dentons, the world´s largest law firm, from April 28th 2020, they have advised private equity purchasers on the acquisition of Imperial Brands´ hand rolled cigars business for an amount of £1.1 billion, including the brands Cohiba, Montecristo and Rome...
Christine Fuessel - 29 April 2020
Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause combines with Dentons in Uruguay
Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause and Dentons launch their previously announced combination in Uruguay. The new name of the firm in Uruguay is Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga. The combination positions Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga as the largest global law ...
Editor - 23 April 2020
Pedro Rufino Carvalho appointed as the new co-head of Herbert Smith Freehills´ Latin America Practice group
As of a news release of Herbert Smith Freehills from April 6th 2020, the law firm has appointed partner Pedro Rufino Carvalho as co-lead of their Latin America Practice. Based in the London Area, he will lead the group together with partner Christian Leathley, the firm´s Head of International ...
Editor - 10 April 2020
Robin Adelstein named Global Head of Antitrust and Competition of Norton Rose Fulbright
Norton Rose Fulbright has a new US Head of Antitrust and Competition: Robin Adelstein, who came to the firm five years after serving as North American General Counsel of the Sandoz division of Novartis, one of the world´s largest healthcare companies. In 2018, Adelstein assumed leadership of t...
Editor - 09 April 2020
Morgan Lewis advises in ventilator technology licensing agreement with Airon and GE Healthcare
The production of ventilators is a critical COVID-19 need, which Morgan Lewis is helping to address by guiding Airon Corp in their collaboration with GE Healthcare, as announced on the firm’s website on April 2nd 2020. Airon is a privately held company specializing in high-tech pneumatic life ...
Christine Fuessel - 08 April 2020
Highlights of the Pulse of Fintech report of 2019 by KPMG
According to the Pulse of Fintech H2, a bi-annual report on global and regional Fintech investment trends that is published by KPMG, global Fintech investment in 2019 fell just shy of 2018’s record with $135.7 billion invested across 2,693 deals.  Some of the most important global highli...
Editor - 25 March 2020
Aviva plc exits Indonesia, advised by Slaughter and May
Slaughter and May advised Aviva plc on its exit from Indonesia by selling its entire shareholding in its joint venture in Indonesia, PT Astra Aviva Life, to Aviva’s joint venture partner, PT Astra International Tbk. The transaction is expected to complete in Q4 2020 and is subject to certain ...
Editor - 12 March 2020
Brian P. Kavanough joins Sidley Austin as new litigation partner in Chicago
Brian P. Kavanaugh has joined the firm Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago as a partner in its global Litigation group. He joins from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was a litigation partner and one of the leaders of its Data Security & Privacy practice.  Mr. Kavanaugh previously served as a m...
Editor - 06 March 2020
Dentons advises South Africa's Standard Bank on the issue of US$200 million green bonds
Recently, the world's largest law firm Dentons has advised longstanding client The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited (SBSA) on the issue of US$200 million green bonds due 2030.This transaction, which represents SBSA's inaugural green bond issue, is the largest green bond issued by an African bor...
Editor - 06 March 2020
Addleshaw Goddard hires technology expert Dr Nathalie Moreno into their leading data protection team in London
Nathalie is an experienced commercial lawyer, who advises technology-enabled businesses, from multinational clients to start-ups, on IT transactions, commercial agreements and privacy both in Europe and globally. Thus, Addleshaw Goddard adds new international capabilities to its team by hiring her f...
Editor - 06 March 2020
Baker McKenzie advises Brazil’s Grupo SBF on its purchase of Nike’s Brazilian operations
Brazil’s Grupo SBF has hired Baker McKenzie in Dallas and New York and Trench Rossi Watanabe* in São Paulo to buy sports retailer Nike’s Brazilian operations, in a deal worth 900 million reais (US$213 million). Once approved by Brazil’s antitrust watchdog, the deal gives Gr...
Editor - 03 March 2020
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