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The top 20 cases of 2015: global disputes in the English courts

19-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

This year’s case line-up has an international theme running through it, underlining the English High Court’s reputation as a global litigation centre.

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Special report: Germany – independent nation

19-Jan-2015 | By Joshua Freedman

German firms are hanging on to their independence despite continued international competition

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Special report: Northern Ireland – Talent trouble

19-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Belfast has become the focus for UK and international firms’ back office expansions. Are local players finding themselves increasingly sidelined?

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Special report: Republic of Ireland – Firms see green for go

19-Jan-2015

How was 2014 for Irish firms? And how is 2015 shaping up?

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Special report: Insolvency – The spillover effect

19-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Collapsed oil prices and Ebola have hit businesses hard, while European plans to copy UK restructuring tools could challenge British courts’ dominant role.

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Special report: Canada – Change of emphasis

12-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Life in Canada is getting harder for firms as commodities prices fall and work volumes slow

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Special report: Romania – Optimism flows deep

12-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

The discovery of new oil deposits in the Black Sea holds promise of a new golden age for Romania’s energy industry – and for the local law firms

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The Lawyer Southeast Asia Elite 2015: the executive summary

12-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Global and local firms are poised to exploit the potential from ASEAN’s new single economic market in our first Elite report into the region’s legal sector

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From In-House Counsel to Business Partner Conference: What the speakers said

12-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

How should GCs manage risk, gain commercial nous and say ‘no’ the right way? Lawyers converged at the inaugural In-house Counsel to Business Partner conference to find out Headline Sponsor of The Lawyer Conference, From In House Counsel to Business Partner

Behind the Law

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Why is Fried Frank calling time on its Asia strategy?

20-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

For years, Asia has been hailed as a land of golden opportunity for the legal profession. So, why has Fried Frank Harris & Shriver decided to close down its operations in the region? 

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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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​Thinking of becoming a freelance lawyer? Five things to consider

23-Jan-2015

Top tips for lawyers looking at going freelance.

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Why the Cooley effect is one to watch

19-Jan-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

It took a while, but it was worth it. Cooley’s launch in London had been awaited for over a year, but it didn’t diminish the impact. Indeed, The Lawyer’s revelation ten days ago that the firm was opening in the UK with 19 partners dominated our most-read stories list.

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New year is a time for small steps rather than giant leaps

19-Jan-2015

The key to new year’s resolutions is to rein in your ambitions in the first place.

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The Global Law Summit: the Davos of ‘law meets business’

13-Jan-2015

The Global Law Summit next month will champion the rule of law as a tool for business growth.

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January cash crunch looms

13-Jan-2015

The convergence of several financial issues in January underline the perils of being thinly capitalised.

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