Chris Johnson

What Is Really Behind Freshfields' Poor Financial Results?

Chris Johnson

Magic Circle firms have been reporting their annual financials, and Freshfields stands out as having had a particularly challenging year.

Cravath Inks Deal With AI Company Part-Owned by Top UK Firm

Chris Johnson

Cravath, Swaine & Moore has joined the law firms turning to AI by signing a deal with British software company Luminance.

Cravath Inks Deal With AI Company Part-Owned by Top UK Firm

Chris Johnson

The Wall Street firm has joined the growing ranks of elite law firms turning to artificial intelligence in an attempt to cut costs and improve efficiency by signing a deal with British software company Luminance, which is part-owned by Magic Circle firm Slaughter and May.

Allen & Overy, Arnold & Porter Lead on Landmark African Bond Issue

Chris Johnson

The two firms have grabbed lead roles on a sovereign bond issue by the Federal Republic of Nigeria that may pave the way for similar offerings by other African nations.

And You Thought You Had Currency Problems? Alas, Poor Russia

Chris Johnson

International sanctions and a drop in global energy prices have hit the Russian economy hard, resulting in wild swings in the value of the ruble.

Gibson Dunn Builds Up Its Presence in Europe, Finding Opportunity Amid Uncertainty

Chris Johnson

The firm, which has five offices in Europe, has continued to steadily build up its presence there.

Sullivan & Cromwell Boosts Brussels Office With Senior Antitrust Hire

Chris Johnson

Less than a month after launching in the EU capital, the firm has expanded with the hire of the EU's former deputy director-general for competition.

Is Big Law Hurting Itself by Being Too Soft With Clients?

Chris Johnson

Should law firms refuse to hand over time-entry data to clients when working on a fixed fee?

Clyde & Co, Skadden, Among Big Winners at Transatlantic Legal Awards

Chris Johnson

ALM Media announces the winners of the 2017 Transatlantic Legal Awards, which recognize law firms for excellence in handling trans-Atlantic matters.

Why UK Law Firms Are Still Caught Between Lockstep and a Hard Place

Chris Johnson

The elite U.K. firms have been tweaking their lockstep compensation models for years. But changing things too much may prove counterproductive.

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