Archive for August, 2008

The Backlash: Clementi and the German Bar

Sunday, August 31st, 2008 at 21:59

The German Bar Association is threatening any UK law firm that has an office in Germany with severe sanctions if they take advantage of the Clementi proposals to take in external investment. Here’s a link to an article in The Lawyer on this. Does this mean the death of the unified law firm? Will they […]

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Swordplay — A New Blog

Friday, August 22nd, 2008 at 11:49

Hat tip to Tim Evans at (ex-) Barrister Blog for a new legal and corporate blog recently online called “Swordplay“. It’s published by Spada, a company that consults, among other things, for the legal profession, mostly UK. They produce interesting white papers and have a knowledge bank worth dipping into. Declaration: I was recently interviewed […]

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What To Do When You're No Longer Senior Partner

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 at 16:04

The British legal profession doesn’t like older lawyers. Recent anti-age discrimination legislation in the UK hasn’t altered this mindset. reported that Tim Clark, the former senior partner of Slaughter and May, had moved to a position in Mint Partners, a trading firm (equities, metals, energy, CFD). He’d been a partner for 25 years and […]

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End of Class and Ventures New?

Friday, August 1st, 2008 at 18:21

I’ve just come to the end of my summer program class for Miami, “Global Lawyering“. I now have the exams to grade and I’m done. My colleague, Michael Graham, made the mistake of asking me how I was going to relax over the summer. So I told him. I have the paper on lawyer-client relationships […]

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