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Special report: Finland – Triumph in adversity

20-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Finland’s economy might be struggling but firms are thriving from a stream of acquisitions, restructures and start-ups emerging in Nokia’s wake

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Briefing live: Romania

20-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Panellists at The Lawyer ’s recent Romania briefing heard much to encourage them to get involved in the country

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Switzerland: Peaked performance?

13-Oct-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

An innovative labour market and sophisticated business sector make Switzerland inviting to investors, but developments could diminish its appeal

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Special report: Austria – Out of the darkness

6-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Regulators are ramping up the pressure in the aftermath of recession, leaving firms to compete for compliance and restructuring work

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South Korea: Losing its shine 

8-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Despite being a top recipient of foreign direct investment, South Korea’s business activity potential is not being realised. Do policymakers have the remedy?

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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 

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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

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India: Modi operandi

30-Jun-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Political chaos has deterred foreign investors, but lawyers hope new prime minister Narendra Modi can create a more business-friendly environment

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Latham and Kirkland go native in London, but how far have other US firms come?

6-Oct-2014

US firms are growing deep roots in London by hiring and promoting local talent, data from The Lawyer shows. Which firms are growing their own and which are still intent on buying in laterals?

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Freshfields: in a league of its own

29-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields is taking on corporate America as part of a wider mission – to become a leading player not in the magic circle but in the ‘international elite’

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Freshfields bids for US M&A home run

22-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Magic circle player splashes out as it aims for the New York corporate heights

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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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Special report: UAE – Hotspots

28-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

A maturing economy, political stability and innovations such as industry hubs make Dubai and Abu Dhabi inviting – if you can get your feet under the table

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Saudi Arabia: Keys to the kingdom

10-Mar-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Setting up in Saudi Arabia requires picking through complex regulation. Here’s what you need to know 

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The five associates taking law firm gender balance into their own hands

20-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Tired of firms’ talk of commitment to the partnership gender balance while seeing scant evidence of change, five female lawyers have launched Women in Law London (WILL) to empower women to take the initiative themselves

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Banking and finance: The advice squad

13-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

IPOs are booming again, sending law firms jostling for mandates, but this time there’s a new role for banks that are independently advising the issuers. Step forward Lazard and Rothschild

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How far did our GCs get during their first 100 days? download

6-Oct-2014 | Updated: 6-Oct-2014

The first Lawyer and BLP GC2B roundtable event provides a valuable insight into the realities of becoming a new GC and what it takes to stay the distance

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Private equity: keep out

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Can City firms close the door on line of PE staff heading out for US practices?

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Marrache: A hard time on the Rock

13-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Gibraltar’s Marrache case has been staggeringly expensive and bitterly disruptive, embroiling government and financial authorities in the scandal. Will the jurisdiction emerge stronger as a result?

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Special report: Offshore - The Cayman Islands

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position? 

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Offshore: Deals and cases Q2 2014

21-Jul-2014

The latest offshore deals comprise a few firsts, including a groundbreaking hybrid mutual in Bermuda and the largest ever catastrophe bond issuance

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Offshore: Get the London look

28-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The City’s halfway-house location and diverse market is drawing new offshore players – including litigators

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Angola and Mozambique: Dual fuel pipeline

8-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Angola and Mozambique both benefit from oil and gas exploration but their by-product of needing modern and extensive infrastructure is creating new investment sources

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East Africa: Triumvirate of power

23-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

East Africa is a buoyant and increasingly integrated region, with oil and gas driving its future. Meanwhile, a liberalised legal market is emerging

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Nigeria: Crowned glory

16-Jun-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

A rebasing has elevated Nigeria as the top African economy and brought to light new business potential

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Overview: The business case

31-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A dynamic new generation of sub-Saharan lawyers is helping to guide the continent towards economic expansion

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