AsiaPac 150

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 

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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

Fees

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

Sagayam

Peer panel: M&A – Behind the new deal

7-Jul-2014

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

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

Finance

Finance: Fixed Ideas

30-Jun-2014

Finance teams are transforming firms’ pricing models while remaining profitable, as budgets remain firmly on the client agenda

australia city

Australia: medium pace

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

A prolonged period of tough trading conditions has forced a rebalancing in the top end of the legal market, while mid-sized players are growing

Behind the Law

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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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Refuge CEO: back our campaign to save lives

10-Jul-2014

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

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Mitchell revisited: the sting in the tail

9-Jul-2014

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 

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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

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

7-Jul-2014

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

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Can the Bribery Act help us do something about Fifa?

30-Jun-2014

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

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

30-Jun-2014

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

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