The UK's sophisticated economy has many drivers, with the financial and professional services industries as two of its pillars. Its legal sector stands out as world class and is relied upon not just by domestic businesses, but also by companies and individuals the world over.
Leaders League was lucky enough to talk to Jay Wetterau, Head of Inclusiveness and Diversity at international law firm Fieldfisher. His 10 years of experience promoting diversity and inclusiveness stand out in a sector where much remains to be done w...
Leaders League provides insight from the World Law Forum Conference on Arbitration of Business and Human Rights Disputes, which included Cherie Blair CBE QC and Lord Goldsmith PC QC as panellists
Fast-growing international law firm Fieldfisher has expanded its energy practice by hiring five partners across London and Birmingham. The UK team at Leaders League gets exclusive insights into what these lateral moves mean for the practice.
Following her high-profile move from Allen & Overy to Kirkland & Ellis at the end of last year, Leaders League talks to IP litigator Nicola Dagg about how her first 100 days at the US firm have gone.
On 2 July 2019 at Gray’s Inn, MoloLamken hosted a summit on cross-border UK-US litigation, with a range of expert senior practitioners discussing various topics. Each topic was discussed for half an hour, and though no questions were solicited from t...
As international law firm DWF goes from private to public ownership and is admitted to the LSE, Leaders League looks at how an IPO that was years in the making unfolded and considers the benefits and risks of this bold move.
Big Four professional services firm Deloitte has hired Michael Castle, formerly a banking partner at Allen & Overy, as managing partner of its legal arm
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The former Prime Minister has been hired by Partners Group to advise the private equity firm on its $1 billion impact investments program
US law firm’s hire of Adrian Maguire from Freshfields, just one year after bringing in his former boss on a $10 million yearly salary, could herald the end of the dominance enjoyed by Magic Circle firms in London, with more high-profile moves towards...
One of Australia’s oldest litigation funders has floated on the London Stock Exchange, raising £20 million
With Brexit looming large this week, London-headquartered firm Pinsent Masons continues to expand its newly opened Dublin office. Meanwhile, Shearman & Sterling became the latest US-headquartered firm to boost its London corporate practice throug...
A specialist criminal firm becomes wholly employee-owned, two regional firms merge to scale up and several US firms make up partners in London
Nearly 10 years after Burford Capital became the first-ever litigation funder to go public in the UK, Manolete Partners has announced it plans to IPO on AIM in mid-December
London-based Hodges Jones & Allen has become the first-ever wholly employee-owned UK law firm following a change in its ownership structure
Fieldfisher kicks off revenue reporting season, new CEOs are appointed at Shakespeare Martineau and Shoosmiths while DLA Piper shakes up its management team
The London team at Leaders League attended an early evening panel discussion on The Future of Cartels: Classes, Claims and Criminals jointly organised by Skadden, Charles River Associates and the Concurrences Review
A delegation from Leaders League had a stimulating experience at the Life Science IP conference in London on 27-28 November
This week Clifford Chance elects a new Senior Partner, Squire Patton Boggs loses an old London Managing Partner, Deloitte announces it will launch its UK legal arm at the start of next year and some CMS real estate lawyers announce they are taking of...
Clifford Chance has made history by electing its first-ever non-UK-based Senior Partner
As a response to the increased UK interest in the Luxembourg market, Wilgen opened a London representative office in June and celebrated this launch in November
Senior partner elections at Clifford Chance and Travers Smith make the news this week, along with several high-profile partner moves
Having been with Eversheds in the United Kingdom for twenty-one years, Ian Gray has participated in the many expansions the firm has made, including the one that gave rise to its current name following the merger between Eversheds LLP and the America...
Leaders League is proud to present its rankings for M&A in the UK for 2018.
City firm Travers Smith, known for its excellence in all things private equity-related, has elected Kathleen Russ as Senior Partner
The SRA and Brexit featured heavily in the UK legal press this week.
A team from Leaders League’s London office attended the Private Placements Global Forum Europe organised by Knect365
Gordon Dadds makes a big purchase, Latham & Watkins promotes a record 9 London partners, and judges get a pay rise this week
Simon Levine has been re-appointed as International Managing Partner of international law firm DLA Piper following an uncontested election process
Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy has hired public international law specialist Suzanne Spears