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Asia Pacific 150 2014: Year of the indie

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

After the first flush of enthusiasm, international firms are reassessing their position in Asia Pacific, while the locals go for growth 


Panel punch-up: DWF and the panel-place High Court case

11-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

What do you do when you fail to win a panel place for reasons you think are “inexplicable”? Sue?

Luminita Popa

Special report: Romania – In a good place

11-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Geographically and economically, Romania is well-placed to attract foreign investment – so long as imminent elections don’t scupper its stability


Whatever happened to M&A fees?

7-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

UK public M&A work is down, as are fees. But as the deals markets shows signs of life, it’s not just the M&A titans that are winning


Peer panel: M&A – Behind the new deal


Will the volume of deals soon return to the market and has the UK Takeover Code’s aim of introducing fee transparency hit its target? Our experts discuss


Hungary: autoboost

7-Jul-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The government’s appetite for legislation is proving a headache for lawyers but a new civil code and an accelerating automotive industry are a great pick-me-up

Julio Veloso Broseta

The Lawyer Briefings Live: Latin America – The new, new world

7-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Brazil may be hogging the limelight right now, but its neighbours should not be ignored. The rest of Latin America deserves investors’ attention too

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Sandra Horley

Refuge CEO: back our campaign to save lives


Sandra Horley, CEO of The Lawyer Awards’ charity Refuge, calls for a radical shift in the way society views domestic violence.

Tom Restall

Mitchell revisited: the sting in the tail


Barrister Tom Restall warns that the CoA has raised the stakes by offering a ‘third way’ on costs after it attempted to provide clarity on the Mitchell ruling 

Matt Byrne

Deals junkies scan horizon in hope

7-Jul-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Are deals back? You might not think so from reading this week’s feature on public M&A fees


Mark Brandon: UK law is focusing too much on the wrong things


London will fall to US firms, ABS is no big deal, Vereins have had it and the modern obsession with process is a waste of time. Discuss

David Corker

Can the Bribery Act help us do something about Fifa?


As England licks its footballing wounds, could the SFO exercise its powers to tackle Fifa corruption and bribery?

Peter Kalis

Peter Kalis: There’s room enough for Big Law and LPOs


Why classical lawyering – and its clients – have everything to gain from the efficiency drive sparked by alternative providers

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Herbert Smith

HSF generates £800m of revenue in first year post-merger

2-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) turned over £800m in its first full year as a merged firm, with a net profit of £232m giving it a margin of 29 per cent for 2013/14.


Kenya's Hamilton Harrison and Oraro & Co to merge

24-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Kenyan firms Hamilton Harrison & Matthews (HHM) and Oraro & Company have announced they are to merge, pending regulatory approval.


Cooley closes in on UK launch as it circles Edwards Wildman's City base

20-Jun-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Facebook adviser Cooley is believed to be in talks with a number of Edwards Wildman’s London partners in preparation for a City launch. 

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The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 is the only research report to provide a ranking of the top 100 independent local firms and top 50 global firms in the region. The report offers critical review of some of the fastest growing firms and their strategies a country-by-country guide to leading legal advisers and legal services market trends... Read more


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.


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Behind the Law


Panel punch-up: DWF and the panel-place High Court case

11-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

What do you do when you fail to win a panel place for reasons you think are “inexplicable”? Sue?

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The Lawyer Management


Culture vs risk: How to run a law firm in challenging times

23-Jun-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

It’s a critical balance in the push for innovation and durability. In the run-up to our Awards, Law Firm of the Year contenders tell us their secrets of success

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All rise, as PEP growth outstrips revenue

7-Jul-2014 | By Katy Dowell

OC leads the pack with a stonking 47% PEP boost, as early results show most top firms returning to growth

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The Lawyer Eats


Marianne, Notting Hill


Brecher’s Nicky Richmond wants to like Marianne, but finds it tasteless.

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