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Kirkland & Ellis profits per partner hit US$3.5m

Kirkland & Ellis profits per partner hit US$3.5m

Chicago-based Kirkland Ellis, famous for its high partner compensation, saw profits per partner rise seven per cent in 2014, taking them up from $3.1m to $3.5m.

Editor's picks

LUXURY LAW SUMMIT 2015

New remedy for website imitation

New remedy for website imitation

'Trade dress' has usually referred to packaging but a recent court case extended its use to a website.

SHOWROOMING

Showrooming is the latest trend in shopping

Showrooming is the latest trend in shopping

Walk into any major store in any city and you will find shoppers looking intently at their smartphones. Welcome to the savviest of shoppers, or 'showroomers', the latest buzzword in retail.

LUXURY LAW SUMMIT

Join the luxury law set...

Join the luxury law set...

From fashion to cars, the Luxury Law Summit 2015 features some of the top business minds in the business. But what do they think of lawyers? All will be revealed at the top 'luxury meets law' event globally.

INTERNATIONAL GROWTH

Top 5 tips for growing your luxury business internationally

Top 5 tips for growing your luxury business internationally

A good number of luxury retailers, such as Louis Vuitton, have grown their own successful international operations. However, there are others that, despite significant financial investment, have struggled to match their domestic success overseas.

Blogs

WOMEN IN LAW

The First 100 Years: the journey of women in the legal profession

The First 100 Years: the journey of women in the legal profession

There are more tributes to dogs, cats and sheep in the City of London than women, says Dana Denis-Smith who is on a mission to celebrate the history and achievements of women in law.

FLEXIBLE WORKING

Nomadic lawyering in a freelance world

Nomadic lawyering in a freelance world

The nomadic life is the one for Elizabeth Weir.

Management speak

MANAGEMENT

Cuatrecasas appoints a new managing partner

Cuatrecasas appoints a new managing partner

The Spanish firm has chosen the coordinator of its litigation and arbitration practice to head up the firm.

Corporate counsel

BUSINESS ADVICE

Business executives should seek in-house advice earlier

Business executives should seek in-house advice earlier

Corporate counsel can offer their expertise across a wide range of areas which benefit business, according to the GC Excellence Report.

Business sector round up

LITIGATION FUNDING

Harbour new fund targets international arbitration

Harbour new fund targets international arbitration

The litigation funding outfit has launched its latest fund and is targeting the international marketplace.

BANK LEGAL COSTS

RBS warns of substantial conduct and litigation costs in 2015

RBS warns of substantial conduct and litigation costs in 2015

British banking group RBS has drawn attention to its 'conduct and litigation' costs, saying it is 'possible that the costs relating to settling these could be substantial in 2015'.

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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Food is the new luxury, if premier London store Harrods has got it right.