16 December 2013
As Qatar spends billions gearing up for the World Cup and a new emir orders full-scale modernisation, the case for a practice in Doha looks compelling
Move of the week
The year will be remembered for redundancies and consolidation, as firms looked to cut costs and reduce overheads.
Despite unrest in the mining sector, South Africa is likely to remain a draw for international firms wanting to get their feet on African soil
In September this year The Lawyer devoted an entire issue to futurology. What would the legal profession look like in 2020? We made specific predictions around UK market consolidation and law firm collapses, a radical change in resourcing structures and growing demands from in-house lawyers.
Legal work is on hold as the country fights it out over whether its future lies with Russia or the EU