Legal news

US firms stump up for end of year associate bonuses

US firms stump up for end of year associate bonuses

The top US firms are getting ready for bonus time with Cravath, Swaine & Moore leading the way.

Editor's picks

LAW FIRM FEES

Leigh Day is denied costs by Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

Leigh Day is denied costs by Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

Despite being cleared, the law firm and its insurers will have to foot the substantial bill for its defence.

CHRISTMAS

Insolvency team on the hunt for Prince Charming or Cinderella

Insolvency team on the hunt for Prince Charming or Cinderella

Poor jokes, a plethora of ugly sisters and the odd Prince Charming saw insolvency practitioners through a panto performance.

WORKPLACE

General counsel influencers enjoy pay hike

General counsel influencers enjoy pay hike

The role of general counsel is becoming increasingly important for corporates - resulting in pay and bonus hikes for those in the role.

APPOINTMENTS

Around the house

Around the house

A weekly round up of moves across the globe.

Blogs

RIGHT TO DISSENT

Taking a knee or saluting the flag

Taking a knee or saluting the flag

The right to dissent is what has made America great, says Reuben Guttman.

DIVERSITY

Where do we go from here: Big Law's struggle with recruiting and retaining female talent

Where do we go from here: Big Law's struggle with recruiting and retaining female talent

Despite efforts by the world's top law firms, diverse talent remains elusive - particularly at the upper echelons of firm management.

Management speak

LAW FIRM MARKETING SUMMIT

It's not business as usual when selling law firm services

It's not business as usual when selling law firm services

With legal departments now competing for work with their erstwhile external advisors, the game has changed and law firms have to take a long hard look at their wares, says Terralex executive director Terri Pepper Gavulic.

Corporate counsel

CONFIDENTIALITY

Novartis ruling undermines privilege

Novartis ruling undermines privilege

A group of in-house lawyers are fighting back at a decision to force them to produce client information, saying the it undermines privilege.

Business sector round up

LUXURY LAW SUMMIT 2018

Luxury goods suppliers can stop distribution on third-party platforms

Luxury goods suppliers can stop distribution on third-party platforms

Luxury cosmetics supplier Coty has won its case in the highest court in Europe over selling its products on Amazon but, say lawyers, other questions remain.

DATA

The sovereignty of data

The sovereignty of data

The lack of a unified global approach to data and regulation is a serious impediment to global business, says Dean Armstrong QC, Dan Hyde & Sam Thomas of Cyber Counsel.

Who did the deals

IP

A step in the right direction

A step in the right direction

The recent reform of the UK Unjustified Threats Regime brings clarity to the law but is it enough, ask Peter Damerell and Rajvinder Jagdev of Powell Gilbert.

 
 

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Singapore holds back licence renewals for foreign law firms to analyse contribution

Singapore could be stamping down on foreign law firms as it analyses the performance of four top foreign law firms in the run-up to renewing their licences.