Morning briefing

  • Morning Briefing: Aussie law firm to close as team joins international group by Steve Randall

    Australian law firm Lee & Lyons is to cease trading in February with its founders and a team of lawyers joining international firm Clyde & Co… Slaters shares slump as UK business drags… Asia overtakes Europe in global M&A… Global litigation head appointed at Squire Patton Boggs…

  • Morning Briefing: Law firms failing on cyber threats by Steve Randall

    Law firms recognise the threat of cyber-attacks to clients and their businesses but are struggling to effectively mitigate the risk, according to a new survey… Clients operating in the EU? Prepare for huge fines… Baker & McKenzie appoints new global dispute chair… Hogan Lovells in Tokyo wins community award…

  • Morning Briefing: Tokyo partner in running for A&O senior role by Steve Randall

    Tokyo-based M&A partner Simon Black has been confirmed as one of the candidates for the forthcoming managing partner election at Allen & Overy… International law firm helps train female lawyers in Nepal… Computers beat humans in this court function… The cat, the coffee and the lawsuit…

  • Morning Briefing: This Aussie firm's added the most partners in 2015 by Steve Randall

    A survey of Australia’s largest law firms has found that there is disparity between those who’ve been hiring and those that have cut back on legal personnel… HSF advises on largest cross-border acquisition in Myanmar… Asia-Pac contributes 11 per cent at Clyde… Barrister tells court that client is “disagreeable old trout”…

  • Morning Briefing: Law firm brands rank poorly says PR expert by Steve Randall

    A PR expert says that many law firms have brands that are so weak that they can be out-ranked by fictional firms… Magic Circle firm rewards associates with big bonuses… Uber updates contracts with drivers requiring arbitration…

  • Morning Briefing: Promotions for Asia-Pac lawyers at international firm by NZ Lawyer

    An international law firm has announced its latest round of promotions including four in Asia-Pacific… Corrs partner jumps state… Activist accuses governments of using terror laws to curb freedom… Blurred Lines duo appeal copyright decision…