Read Mergers & Acquisitions Law updates, articles, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:
Yahoo's $30 Million May Be 'Underpay' for Summly's D'Aloisio
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
Lessons Learned from the Parker Drilling DPA and Ralph Lauren NPA
Zimmermann: Up to 20% of AmLaw 200 "Badly Weakened"
Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sigmund Freud, Marx Brothers, Bernie Madoff
Jaffe Sees 'A Lot' of IPOs in 2013 'Pipeline'
Bill on Bankruptcy: Why is Kodak's Stock Soaring?
Consultant: BigLaw Growth is NOT Dead!
Bill on Bankruptcy: How Purchasers of AMR Stock Made a Killing
Heinz's Lawyer: Inside the Berkshire/3G Deal
Virgin Media's Lawyer on Liberty Global Deal
Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
Next Step in Airline M&A: Cross-Border Deals
More Law Firm Mergers in 2013
LPOs Stealing Deal Work from Law Firms
Transaction Monitoring Under the FCPA
Corporate Law Report: U.S. Manufacturing, Social Media, Online Endorsements, Hart Scott Rodino, More
Law Firm Bankruptcies Present Lessons for Distressed Businesses with Human Capital
April 25 (Bloomberg Law) -- A substantial percentage of the nation's largest law firms enter the sixth year of the Great Recession "badly weakened," and more firms are expected to fail, according to law firm consultant Kent...more
Fenwick & West partner Stephen Graham provides a brief overview of crowd funding under the JOBS Act. According to Graham, the act will allow entrepreneurs to sell small stakes in their companies directly to the public via...more
Sept. 5 (Bloomberg Law) -- Kent Zimmermann, consultant to law firms for the Zeughauser Group, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the prospects for the legal services industry in 2013. Kent says that law firms have...more
Dewey & LeBoeuf’s inglorious galactic implosion changes all of the rules; it was not too big to fail, it was, however, far too big and corroded to fail in the relatively orderly way others before it failed.
Gosh, I could have had a V – 8.
Trial lawyers often say that when they try a case, they always wind up trying three cases: The case they plan on trying, the case they actually try and the case they should have tried....more
What do clients value in outside counsel? Lex, practice group leader of the Transactional Group in a global law firm, explains how Legal Project Management approaches have made him indispensable to clients....more
Lex, the practice group leader of a global law firm's transactional practice, talks about preparing for the unexpected in every deal. Lex is a fan of using Legal Project Management approaches and tools in his sophisticated,...more
Effective communication is the biggest challenge in working with clients. Every year in every survey, clients identify communication as the weakest aspect of their working relationships with law firms and lawyers.
As law firms begin exploring and implementing Legal Project Management (LPM), the corporate transactional practice groups tend to be quite resistant to the application of improved process and efficiency. This article...more
Los grupos de empresas, se concretizan en la práctica, de diversas maneras. La doctrina comparada presenta variadas formas de constitución de grupos; pero por cuestiones de espacio, nos referiremos sólo...more
Las principales razones de la existencia de los grupos, se debe a la complejidad y enorme cuantía del potencial económico financiero que se requiere para la explotación de las actividades...more
It’s that season of the year when management locks itself into hushed secret venues and makes determinations regarding law firm partner compensation. In recent years, we have witnessed a rapid escalation of compensation paid...more
As we have indicated in numerous posts over the last year, foreign language document reviews have dominated the U.S. contract attorney market due to the continuing increase in FCPA cases. It has provided a stream of work from...more
We have prepared a 20 page Special Report providing impartial advice on how to find the right solicitor for your business, for example whether you go for a national firm or a local solicitor.
This is an Insider’s...more
For sixty years before the onset of The Great Recession, law firms experienced a golden age of growth in every area. The law firm of the 21st century has undergone cataclysmic changes. The 21st century law firm is, simply...more
As the United Kingdom marches towards the date upon which law firms may be owned by non-lawyers and the date upon which law firms may actually be publicly traded, the time has come to more seriously consider the viability of...more
A year or more in the making, US News and World Report will shortly issue its much vaunted ranking of US law firms. The thought did occur to me whether this is what the nation, the profession and consumers of legal services...more
(Almost) everything you need to know to get started and start thinking seriously and on an informed basis about Alternative Fee Arrangements. What is the underlying reasons for the growing demand for Alternative Fee...more
Alternative Fee Arrangements seem to be all the current rage. Many firms are having enormous success in applying them; gaining new clients and growing their revenue base. Some firms are feeling a bit frustrated because their...more
So, you've swallowed the Kool-Ade and worked out a schedule of Alternative Fee Arrangements. You expected block long lines to sign you up for your new AFA's and you're getting frustrated because your having trouble reeling...more
The Great Recession has revolutionized the practice of law. It has had a profound impact on recruiting - at every level, from recent graduates to partners. Clients' refusal to pay for time billed by recent graduates requires...more
Application Procedures and Documentary Requirements for establishing food and beverage and/or hospitality enterprise in China...more
There are 3 key elements that are all pre-requisites for achieving workflow success: People, Workflow Process, and the Technology. So, if you have found yourself in a situation where you don’t have defined processes,...more
The most significant current public discourse regarding law firm revenues is the increasing popularity of Alternative Fee (or Billing) Arrangements. The tide has even provided a generally accepted acronym of AFA. These...more
With the market for lateral law firm partners opening and with many law firm partners considering making a lateral move, perhaps for better opportunities, perhaps because the form has grown in a direction that does not...more
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