SJ Berwin has taken over from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom as main UK law firm for luggage maker Samsonite. Skadden had been Samsonite’s counsel firm for 15 years.
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
A new survey by The Lawyer reveals that trainee retention across the City is up compared to last year. Norton Rose is the clear winner so far, with a 91% retention rate, an increase from 88% last year. Magic circle firm
The credit crunch has failed to have an impact on trainee retention rates, with early indications from a cross-section of leading firms such as Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, CMS Cameron McKenna, Norton Rose, Pinsent
Partner promotions across the top 10 London firms fell by 10 percent over the last financial year, according to Legal Week research, which suggests that law firms are already tightening their belts in preparation for a
Several law firms have posted robust financial results for 2007-08, with Lovells, SJ Berwin and Eversheds among those announcing double-digit hikes in revenues. The results contrast sharply with those of Denton Wilde
SJ Berwin has released it year-end financial results, revealing turnover up by 14 per cent from £189m to £215m. However average profit per equity partner (PEP) has nudged up by just 2.4 per cent, to £801,000 from
A full-blown salary war has erupted in India in response to increased local and international competition for talent, resulting in pay increases of more than 50 per cent at most top Indian law firms in the last year.
Hedge funds and financial markets partner Bruce Gardner has left SJ Berwin after eight years to join the London office of US firm Sidley Austin. He joins Sidley as a partner in the investment funds, advisors and
SJ Berwin has overhauled its partner appraisal system, with the firm’s top names set to be rated by both their peers and associates for the first time. Each of the firm’s partners must choose a panel of between five
Trainee retention rates across the UK’s elite legal profession have remained steadfast, with many firms keeping hold of more than 90% of their intake despite a sharp dip in City lawyers’ overall business confidence.
Law firms at all levels of the market are bracing themselves for an uncertain year, with management looking at geographic diversification as a means of mitigating tumultuous market conditions. For the magic circle in