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
March 14 (Bloomberg Law) -- Despite the challenges facing law firms, professional services consultant John Grimley is optimistic on the prospects for law firm growth. "I'm bullish about the law because law firms in the future...more
Feb. 8 (Bloomberg Law) -- Law firm consultant Kent Zimmermann from the Zeughauser Group expects more major law firm mergers in 2013, he tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia. Firms fear they won't be able to grow organically fast...more
Feb. 8 (Bloomberg Law) -- Legal process outsourcers (LPOs) and other alternative legal service providers are beginning to take the bread-and-butter of large law firms -- handling whole mergers and acquisitions, not just the...more
Jan. 11 (Bloomberg Law) -- David Lat, founding editor of Above the Law, speaks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the prospects for big law firms in 2013. While David sees many challenges out in the US economy, he is...more
Jan. 11 (Bloomberg Law) -- David Lat, founding editor of Above the Law, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about bonuses paid to associates at big law firms at the end of 2012. David says that while payments were up from...more
Dec. 21 (Bloomberg Law) -- A recent spate of cross-border mergers involving Canadian law firms present challenges for those involved, as well as opportunities, according to law firm consultant Jordan Furlong. With only about...more
Dec. 20 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. UBS announced a major settlement with US, UK and Swiss authorities for its role in rigging global interest rates. Also, Goldman...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
May 31 (Bloomberg Law) -- Kent Zimmermann, consultant at the Zeughauser Group, and Bill Rochelle from Bloomberg News talk with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf's bankruptcy filing in the Southern...more
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
It’s no secret – and no surprise – that in today’s competitive and cost-constrained legal landscape price has taken center stage: clients are increasingly fixated on tightened budgets and efficient service delivery. It’s also...more
In an evolving legal profession in which the players are ever more functionally interdependent, the ability to collaborate has become a core competency. In managing law firms and legal departments…managing legal projects…in...more
Dewey & LeBoeuf continues to be daily battered in the media. Too many of the slings and arrows now being shot Dewey’s way are self inflicted.
Those with the most to lose seem to be trying to get this ship of state back on...more
Dewey & LeBoeuf continue to flounder in stormy seas. In this Internet era, we are all bolted to our deck chairs in calmer adjacent seas glued to this spectacle as it unfolds before us. The bolt to the exits by some important...more
In these challenging times, a noted and venerated law firm seems, at the very zenith of the profession, seems to be deconstructing before our eyes. While some of us watch transfixed as a major pillar of the legal community...more
We are in a frenzy of lateral law firm partner movement.
Much has been written about the spate of movement during the opening weeks of 2012. But too little has been written about the steps partners should be taking in...more
International law firm combinations and merger activity was strong around the world in 2011, of special note was Squire Sanders combination/merger with Minter Ellison Perth, one of a new wave of potential US based firm's...more
One thing is for certain: the legal services sector is in the early stages of a seismic shift. Law firms that do nothing in the face of this changing landscape, do so at their peril.
Let me describe the context of the...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
Over the course of four years of implementing large law firm Legal Project Management (LPM) initiatives, it has been common for transactional lawyers to ‘inform’ me that the whole Legal Project Management (LPM) trend may be...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
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