Archive for February, 2014

The Rise and Rise of Micro Law

Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 16:37

(thanks to This post is prompted by the news that three Freshfields partners have quit the firm to form a new arbitration boutique law firm. A London partner along with one from Paris have linked with Jan Paulsson, who used to be a partner. The reason this move is remarkable is that it continues […]

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Russian Oligarchs and Global Law Firms…Be Careful Out There….

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 at 22:30

(thanks to   Russian oligarchs are popular in the UK, especially London. They buy our football teams, newspapers, and most importantly they use our uber-friendly Commercial Court for their litigation. Barristers’ clerks refer to the “Russian premium”. The kick off last year was between Abramovich and Berezosvsky which resulted in a big win for […]

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