Morning briefing

  • Morning Briefing: Law firm hires Ashurt team for Tokyo launch by Steve Randall

    An international law firm is gearing up to open a new practice in Tokyo… Employees more likely to ask a co-worker than legal counsel… Singapore firm boosts litigation and disputes practice… Corrs Melbourne join charity sleepout… US firm loses case defending its fees…

  • Morning Briefing: Queen attends Magna Carta commemoration by Steve Randall

    HM Queen Elizabeth II was at Runnymede, England, to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta… International law firm plans support hub in Asia-Pac… New HK managing partner for Ashurst… Barristers say referral fees would “corrupt the market”…

  • Morning Briefing: Equal pay for lawyers estimated in 2021 by Steve Randall

    The wage gap between male and female lawyers is narrowing, according to a new report… Asia-Pac law firms celebrate award wins… Indian government to amend arbitration law… Apple facing lawsuit over security checks…

  • Morning Briefing: Dentons in merger talks with 21 law firms by Steve Randall

    Law firm Dentons is seeking to plug gaps in its global footprint and strengthen its presence in other areas… International law firm launches alternative legal services business… Eversheds announces German merger… DAC Beachcroft returns to profit

  • Morning Briefing: Regulatory climate is bad for business say corporate counsel by Steve Randall

    Regulatory climate is bad for business say corporate counsel… Bangkok firm plans to expand to Cambodia… Gibson Dunn gets sporty with new practice… Obama lawyers call for reversal of ban on bulk surveillance…

  • Morning Briefing: GCs want to take over more work from law firms by Steve Randall

    In-house legal teams want to take a bigger share of the work according to the general counsel of a major US tech firm… Banks spend $400 billion on legal costs… International law firm partner to take Thailand arbitration role… Trainee sets out to become senior partner; achieves it after 32 years…