17 June 2014
Welcome to the Asian century, as The Lawyer provides an in-depth guide to this most exciting of legal scene
Another reference has been made to the Court of Justice of the European Union for a preliminary ruling on the patentability of stem cells.
International law firms are fighting hard for their place at the Asia Pacific table
There’s been plenty of action on the international tie-ups front, but the domestic legal market is slow
Japanese firms are looking south to Singapore and beyond as they seek relief from a grim home market
Increased access to a dynamic jurisdiction that is investing overseas too – what’s not to like about Korea?
Everyone wants in on bustling South East Asia, but the region’s top firms are hanging onto their independence for now
Revealed: the firms with the strongest representation in the region, whatever their origins
There’s more to Ashurst’s Scottish venture than a quest for the lowest cost
Who’s in on all the big deals in the region? Read on…
Today we’re launching our newest and arguably most ambitious research project. Just as The Lawyer UK 200 has become the leading benchmark for private practice firms operating in the UK market,
It’s all kicking off in the mid-level corporate sector, with upstarts such as RPC, FFW and Irwin Mitchell looking to cash in as discerning clients look for value. By Natalie Stanton
It may seem as if the glory days of private equity are long gone after the credit crunch saw the market grind to a slow halt. But lawyers with a foot in the private equity arena have reason to be cautiously optimistic.
A tough Middle East market means setting up an outpost there requires an alternative approach
There’s more to Latin America than Brazil for ambitious law firms these days, with the Andean nations looking particularly promising
Move of the week Dzhazoyan
Norton Rose Fulbright naming clarification meets US bar rules. Bar rules win
The past five years have not been easy for Addleshaw Goddard. The firm’s revenue fell 7 per cent from £173.1m to £161.9m between 2008/09 and 2010/11 and despite finances looking up in 2011/12, when Addleshaws reported a 30 per cent increase in net profit, it has shown no notable compound growth in turnover since 2007/08.
Advising overseas buyers or tenants on UK property deals is fraught with danger for the uninitiated
German courts are coming down on the side of liquidators when interpreting the Insolvency Act
SC’s judgment treads the fine line between burden of proof and the corporate veil in divorce disputes
Judges seem to be taking the Jackson reforms seriously and getting tough on the causes of inefficiency
The gain is not without pain when it comes to overhauling legal services but those willing to push on are in better shape for the increasingly tough market
Alice Chan, GC at Prudential Corporation Asia, has to keep a strong grip on a diverse and growing business, recently overseeing a major expansion in Thailand
Representatives of The Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year shortlist gathered in London recently to debate the hottest topics in the sector
SFO can’t get enough junior barristers to speed e-disclosure on Tchenguiz claim
It’s all kicking off in the mid-level corporate sector, with upstarts such as RPC, FFW and Irwin Mitchell looking to cash in as discerning clients look for value
All those on the shortlist for this year’s The Lawyer Awards best banking & finance team show a knack for creating groundbreaking deal opportunities
Marco D’Angelo, marketing and business development director
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Mid-market firms fret about their image, while the elite focus on pricing