Former managing partner Jeremy Xiao will be returning to Herbert Smith's Beijing office from Credit Suisse, the firm announced. Xiao will serve as a consultant.
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Herbert Smith, Slaughter and May and Ashurst have all landed top roles on the £40bn nationalisation of Bradford & Bingley (B&B)...
Herbert Smith has won the lead role on the £13bn restructuring of its long-time client British American Tobacco (BAT).
As investment banks continue to announce widespread redundancies, the largest global law firms are turning in double-digit revenue increases despite the credit crunch forcing a downturn in deal activity.
Allen & Overy's figures show a 15% rise in turnover to £1.016 billion. RollOnFriday has published a detailed list of law firms which have posted double digit increases in turnover for 2007/08 including Salans, Norton
Two leading City firms have reversed their earlier decisions to freeze pay. Olswang has upped its NQ salaries to £63,500 despite earlier announcing it was not going to increase the rate. Herbert Smith has also repealed
Herbert Smith has appointed Austin Sweeney as the new head of its Singapore office, with the corporate partner relocating from the firm’s City base to take up the management role.
Herbert Smith has become the second firm in recent weeks to renege on its decision to freeze junior lawyer salaries. The top ten City law firm announced today (19 June) that it will be hiking first year trainee solicitor
Some of the UK’s largest City firms have released their trainee retention rates for the September 2008 intake, with the majority offering places to fewer than 90% of their trainees. Of the eight firms that have
There were several pay-freezes and a couple of modest increases in this year's first round of associate salary reviews, unlike during the previous downturn there have been no cuts, as this year firms have been buffered
City firm Herbert Smith has teamed up with the Times to launch an advocacy competition on the issue of diversity for all UK law students. The challenge is to provide a cogent argument on the topic of "Diversity in the
Herbert Smith has recovered from its poor 2006-07 financial performance with its average profit per equity partner (PEP) figure breaking the £1m barrier for the first time. Over the 12 months to the end of April the
The placement period at the National Law School of India University in Bangalore won't end for another month. But the batch of 80 students in the final year have already been placed with nearly 40% landing jobs at the
Following the recent salary reviews, RollOnFriday has published a detailed "Table of Dosh" currently including City law firms such as Shearman & Sterling, Freshfields, Allen & Overy, Linklaters, Clifford Chance, Herbert
Herbert Smith has confirmed that it will not be increasing associate salaries for the next financial year. Salary bands will remain the same as last year, with newly-qualified solicitors taking home £64,000, lawyers