Panel reviews 2014: The chosen ones download
Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all
Italian M&A activity has hit a rough patch, forcing law firms to look for alternative sources of revenue
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Third-party funding is gaining credibility and more firms are willing to get in on the provider act, developing the market further
Document management technology is changing quickly, adding complexity to the efficiency versus security debate
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Scotland is in the grip of referendum fever. From the “proud to be Scottish, delighted to be united” sloganeering of the ‘Naws’, to the schismatic buttonholing of the ‘Ayes’, there’s no escaping the fact that something big is about to happen in Scottish politics.
The Scottish electorate has voted ‘no’ to independence. However, the ‘no’ vote certainly doesn’t mean no constitutional change for Scotland, not least because of the UK government’s (and the Labour Party’s) pledge to further devolve power to Scotland. Additionally, key provisions of the Scotland Act 2012 will come into force over the next two years giving the Scottish government additional powers and a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU is proposed for 2017.Changes ...
At 6.10am this morning, when the Kingdom of Fife declared its result in the Scottish independence referendum and made a Yes win mathematically impossible, the debate on British constitutional reform was silenced
Scotland has decided. Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom and the strengthening of devolution for Scotland within the union is the way forward.
Lawyers south of Hadrian’s Wall may well be forgiven for waking up this morning and wondering what all of the fuss was about as Scotland rejected Alex Salmond’s vision for independence, voting yesterday to stick with the union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Is the “law of unintended consequences” about to hit the legal market with another challenge when the Basel III banking reforms start to take effect in January 2015?
This week we publish our review of the reviews, which tallies the firms that have won places on the panels of 2014. There’s a pattern emerging.
Edinburgh-headquartered Blackadders has to take over Perth-based Condies, growing its practice to approximately 220 lawyers and six offices in the country from next week.
US firm Duane Morris has become the first US law firm to enter Sri Lanka by forming an alliance with Sri Lanka-based Gowers International Legal Consultants.
Chilean firm Philippi and Colombian firm Prietocarrizosa are set to merge, with Spanish firm Uría Menéndez stepping up for a 30 per cent involvement in the newly created firm, Philippi Prietocarrizosa & Uría.
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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Behind the Law
The much anticipated tie-up between Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Bingham McCutcheon’s London office closes only one chapter of speculation over the fate of the US firm.