Legal news

Law firms brace to face the Brexit unknown

Law firms brace to face the Brexit unknown

The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union, and law firms are getting ready to facilitate the messy divorce.

Editor's picks

HIRES

Dentons picks up prominent LGBT advocate

Dentons picks up prominent LGBT advocate

Evan Wolfson, one of the legal architects behind the campaign to legalise same-sex marriage in the United States, is coming on as a senior counsel at the global megafirm.

SCOTUS

SCOTUS deadlocks on Obama immigration reform

SCOTUS deadlocks on Obama immigration reform

One judge down, the Supreme Court has hit yet another 4-4 split, this time on President Obama's proposed amnesty for immigrants.

REGULATION

India advances 'Made in India' with watered-down foreign investment rules

India advances 'Made in India' with watered-down foreign investment rules

The Indian government has announced sweeping changes to the country's rules on foreign direct investment, potentially opening the door for more multinationals to set up shop in India.

BREXIT

'Our firms are stronger in Europe', say law firm leaders

'Our firms are stronger in Europe', say law firm leaders

The day that will decide Britain's fate either in or out of the European Union has finally arrived - and lawyers are urging the public to stick to the status quo.

Blogs

INFRASTRUCTURE

Facilitating large-scale infrastructure projects

Facilitating large-scale infrastructure projects

Daniel Brawn of Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants considers the myriad of factors that need to be taken into account in Umm al Quwain's enormous Firdous Sobha project.

LITIGATION FUNDING

The transformation of UK insolvency litigation

The transformation of UK insolvency litigation

Nick Rowles-Davies of litigation funder Burford considers the new financing options being explored in insolvency litigation.

Management speak

LEGAL IT

HP sells iManage to its founders

HP sells iManage to its founders

The software company provides document management services to many of the top players in the legal marketplace.

Corporate counsel

APPOINTMENTS

Around the house

Around the house

A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.

Business sector round up

LITIGATION

Pavia & Ansaldo win Uber ban

Pavia & Ansaldo win Uber ban

An Italian court has banned unlicensed car-sharing services such as those offered by Uber throughout the country, in another setback for the fast-growing US car service.

EXPANSION

Very Cooley

Very Cooley

Cooley has arrived in London much later than other US firms but with no less ambitions. CEO Joe Conroy talks to Des Cahill about the firm's plans.

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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Australian firms cutting back on partner headcounts

A recent survey has discovered that Australian law firms are shedding far more partners than they are gaining.