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Magic Circle fall behind other firms in views of female buyers

Magic Circle fall behind other firms in views of female buyers

The Magic Circle law firms are trailing the majority of UK law firms - getting a brand rating equal to just 74 per cent of that of the average firm, according to a survey of 360 general counsel.

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BLOG: PAY

The million dollar general counsel

The million dollar general counsel

The number of million dollar general counsel is growing, according to the GC Excellence Report.

LUXURY

Luxury looks to different markets

Luxury looks to different markets

Japan and the US are the new luxury destinations, says Will Hutchings of Goldman Sachs.

BLOG: LITIGATION FUNDING

Litigation funding: an enabler for private equity backed litigation?

Litigation funding: an enabler for private equity backed litigation?

Private equity companies tend not to litigate but there are occasions when litigation makes sense, says Chris Smith.

BOUTIQUES

Freshfields loses sole competition partner in Vienna

Freshfields loses sole competition partner in Vienna

Axel Reidlinger is leaving to set up his own boutique practice, meaning that there will be five associates in the Freshfields office in the Austrian capital who practice antitrust but no partners.

Blogs

WHISTLEBLOWERS

The importance of whistleblowers

The importance of whistleblowers

Whistleblowers are of vital importance to regulators, helping them put the pieces of the jigsaw together, says Reuben Guttman.

LITIGATION

The Art of Advocacy

The Art of Advocacy

Judges are now insisting that plaintiffs make their case with facts instead of merely putting their clients on notice of a claim.

Management speak

LPO

LPO growth leads to increased merger activity

LPO growth leads to increased merger activity

Legal Process Outsourcing is continuing to grow in the legal marketplace with companies in the sector increasingly targeted for acquisition.

Corporate counsel

REGULATORY

Majority of GCs experience tension with business colleagues on M&A deals

Majority of GCs experience tension with business colleagues on M&A deals

Some 57% of senior lawyers and executives are taking a new approach to handling divestments - as these deals move to the centre of the current M&A agenda - but over 70% of sell-offs create friction between lawyers and business colleagues.

Business sector round up

LUXURY LAW SUMMIT 2015

Brand protection in China: the do's and don'ts

Brand protection in China: the do's and don'ts

E-commerce sales in China have outpaced the US, making it one of the most lucrative markets in the world. Brand protection group Mark Monitor has produced a white paper: Best Practices for Brand Protection and Effective Enforcement in China.

LUXURY LAW SUMMIT

Luxury law meets business

Luxury law meets business

CEOs across the luxury industry will join lawyers to look at the challenges and risks facing this rapidly changing sector at this year's Luxury Law Summit on 19 May in London.

Who did the deals

M&A

De Brauw Blackstone acts for Caldic

De Brauw Blackstone acts for Caldic

The Dutch law firm advised on the acquisition of the Ingredient Company in Canada.

Bookshelf

THE FUTURE OF LAW

Book Review: Tomorrow's Naked Lawyer

Book Review: Tomorrow's Naked Lawyer

A glimpse into the future and some legal reinvigoration is what is on offer to the reader of 'Tomorrow's Naked Lawyer', says law firm guru George Beaton of Beaton Capital.

 
 

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Magic Circle fall behind other firms in views of female buyers

The Magic Circle law firms are trailing the majority of UK law firms - getting a brand rating equal to just 74 per cent of that of the average firm, according to a survey of 360 general counsel.