Practice areas

Insurance

Maria Capocci, trainee solicitor at Clyde & Co The contentious work conducted in the insurance sector can be split into two categories: coverage and defence. Coverage Fee-earners will consider whether claims notified by the insured are covered under the particular policy. Fee-earners and trainees conduct various investigations on the claim and prepare reports to insurers …

Intellectual property

Liz Cohen is a partner and Claire Phipps-Jones a senior associate in the IP litigation team at Bristows LLP What is intellectual property (IP) law? It’s the global Samsung v Apple smartphone wars, the ‘understated and extreme simplicity’ of Apple’s iPad, the disappearance of The Pirate Bay, the reason why anyone can publish the football …

M&A

Claire Consoli is an Associate in the Corporate Team at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP. In a nutshell, solicitors who specialise in M&A (mergers and acquisitions) advise clients on the sale and purchase of companies or their assets. The sectors and types of transactions involved vary greatly, from complex multibillion-dollar cross-border mergers …

Private equity

Neel Sachdev, a partner at Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, gives us his perspective Private equity clients are set up to raise and invest capital. They are always active on deals, and value legal advisors who are hard-working, responsive and can execute complex cross-border transactions. Private equity M&A and leveraged finance involve corporate and debt …

Technology, media and telecommunications

What is TMT and what do TMT lawyers do? TMT deals with the wide-ranging legal considerations associated with all types of communication, from mobile phones to the internet to print publications. TMT is a fast-moving and ever-changing area of law. The perpetual introduction and development of new technologies requires those working with TMT clients to …