Lit 50

The Lawyer Global Litigation Top 50: Executive Summary – The day of the regulator download

8-Dec-2014 | By Matt Byrne

The world’s leading litigation and investigations practices are responding to the challenge set by globally co-ordinated and ultra-aggressive regulators.

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GC2B: Five years in: what do you know now that you wish you'd known then?

8-Dec-2014

The second The Lawyer and BLP roundtable event allows GCs to identify what advice would have been particularly useful during the first few years of their in-house career GC2B is an initiative from The Lawyer and Berwin Leighton Paisner

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Special report: Ukraine – No place for lawyers?

8-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

The Ukraine crisis has raised questions over which rule of law to follow, but the flight of international investors is giving local firms an advantage.

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Special report: Southern Africa – Rainbow bridge

8-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Internationalisation of South Africa’s legal market is continuing apace as firms seek to exploit opportunities throughout the region

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Special report: Cyprus – Bounceback island

8-Dec-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Cyprus is still in recession, but it looks as though Russia’s favourite island will revive more quickly than was thought likely.

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The Lawyer Briefing Live: North Africa – Through Africa’s northern gateway

8-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

North Africa is swiftly becoming a hub for investment into the rest of the continent. 

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Technology for lawyers: Dangerous documents

1-Dec-2014

Document management technology is upping lawyers’ efficiency, but it presents challenges of its own in terms of data security

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How to access the Arab market: advice from the lawyers who know

24-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Middle Eastern market is lucrative, but for international firms business nuances are tricky. To guide you through, The Lawyer has researched the region and the legal players to collaborate with. Here’s a taster of our findings

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Guide to investing in India: happy days are here again

24-Nov-2014

Newly elected Narendra Modi’s commitment to domestic change, along with world economic trends, promise to make India attractive to investors again 

Behind the Law

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Life in life sciences: Is the boom in legal services set to last?

15-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

The life sciences sector is generating millions of pounds of revenue for lawyers despite the worldwide decline in healthcare budgets and stringent regulation worldwide. With regulators closing in and costs climbing higher – is the bubble set to burst? 

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Firms on course for a strong 2014/15

8-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

With six months of the present financial year down, the signs are that the legal sector is in line for a solid 2014/15.

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Feeling the long arm of the regulators

8-Dec-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

We finish 2014 with our analysis of the global litigation and investigations market – the Global Litigation Top 50.

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Mark Brandon – Be choosy with clients: only let the right ones in

8-Dec-2014

Let your most awful clients go and bug someone else – they cost you far more than they’re worth.

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The bar is being raised in-house. Good.

1-Dec-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

A lot of things unite in-house lawyers. Overwork is one; lack of resources is another.

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Philip Rodney: The megafirms shall not inherit the earth

1-Dec-2014

Technological innovations and clients’ collaborative business practices are infiltrating law, giving independent local outfits a boost

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FIFA's investigations own goal

26-Nov-2014

The growing conflagration over the investigation by world football governing body FIFA into the awarding of hosting rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups increasingly looks like a textbook case of how not to conduct an ethics probe.

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