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The Offshore Top 30 2015: The rankings

23-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The big five remain and Jersey still dominates, but the arrival of Viberts makes waves in BVI.

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The Offshore Top 30: A healthy wave of optimism

23-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firms are thriving despite sustained media and political attacks on their domiciles’ reputation. Meanwhile, Asia’s significance is rising.

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Special report: North Africa – Into Africa

23-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

An explosion in investor interest has international firms lining up for a share of the African market, but legal systems are straining to keep pace with change.

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Special report: Israel – A hi-tech attraction

16-Feb-2015 | By Joshua Freedman

Technology M&A is leading the way in Israel as foreign companies clamour to invest, but will a regulator’s U-turn put the brakes on growth?

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Special report: Referral networks – Davids vs Goliaths

16-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

From the best friends model to global membership networks, referral relationships are helping independent firms to punch above their weight against internationals in an increasingly cross-border legal world.

Wendy Miles

Special report: Silk appointments 2015 – Why be a QC?

16-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

As 93 newly-appointed QCs celebrate this week, we talk to seven of the successful applicants to find out what has driven them to go for silk.

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Clifford Chance’s growing critical list

9-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Loss of PE star Oliver Felsenstein must surely force firm’s hand over lockstep reform.

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Special report: European M&A – Mergers rising

9-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

While deal numbers were up last year, their value rocketed – and this time it’s not the US firms taking the lion’s share.

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Special report: Turkey – Striking out

9-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Tough international competition means that diversification is the watchword in the Turkish legal market.

Behind the Law

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Global Law Summit: Susskind & Co on the future of the law

26-Feb-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Richard Susskind revealed his view of the future at the Global Law Summit this week. For many, it’s not pretty.

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Notebook

Lisa Mayhew

BLP’s new managing partner a much-needed role model for women

9-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

BLP’s Lisa Mayhew joins a select few women running law firms.

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Opinion

Tina Williams

How to navigate your merger

23-Feb-2015

Mergers in the legal world are not rare and they may yet become commonplace.

Matt Byrne

Addressing law’s need for change

23-Feb-2015 | By Matt Byrne

This week’s feature on Royal Mail offers a master class in cultural change.

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Marginalised as a woman in the UAE? Emphatically, 'no'

17-Feb-2015

Western misconceptions about opportunities for female professionals in the UAE persist.  

Matt Byrne

The Global Law Summit: Celebrate what’s great about UK law

16-Feb-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Next week one of the biggest legal market events of the year will roll into London. It should be good – it’s been 800 years in the making.

Chris Finney

Will the UK begin to regulate Bitcoins in 2015?

10-Feb-2015

The UK needs a light touch, regulatory regime focused on virtual currency exchanges.

Nigel Knowles

Empower the North to galvanise growth

9-Feb-2015 | By Sir Nigel Knowles

Northern cities will need more than token devolved power to become an economic powerhouse

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