Italian M&A activity has hit a rough patch, forcing law firms to look for alternative sources of revenue
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A fight to take the UK to task for breaching air pollution limits has reached Europe’s highest court, but such action could be harder to achieve in future
As international work grows the DAX30 are expanding in-house legal teams, but Germany’s biggest companies remain critical to the country’s law firms
Despite being a top recipient of foreign direct investment, South Korea’s business activity potential is not being realised. Do policymakers have the remedy?
After the first flush of enthusiasm, international firms are reassessing their position in Asia Pacific, while the locals go for growth
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
Political chaos has deterred foreign investors, but lawyers hope new prime minister Narendra Modi can create a more business-friendly environment
Brazil may be hogging the limelight right now, but its neighbours should not be ignored. The rest of Latin America deserves investors’ attention too
Greedy corporate raiders, shareholder wrangling and bullyboy tactics - investor activism has long been seen as one of the more brutal parts of the corporate law landscape.
When it comes to their legal affairs, private equity houses have tended to be creatures of habit. Generally they prefer to return to the same lawyers time and time again.
While some US firms had a rougher ride in this year’s survey, the West Coasters have found London a home from home
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
Setting up in Saudi Arabia requires picking through complex regulation. Here’s what you need to know
Can City firms close the door on line of PE staff heading out for US practices?
Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes
Navigating the renewals maze for PII has only got harder. We provide a guide to the sector’s underwriters while brokers advise on the best line of action
Leeds has taken a harder knock from the slump than its regional peers, with firm headcounts falling behind Manchester. But rejuvenation plans are brewing
The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position?
The latest offshore deals comprise a few firsts, including a groundbreaking hybrid mutual in Bermuda and the largest ever catastrophe bond issuance
The City’s halfway-house location and diverse market is drawing new offshore players – including litigators
A dearth of experienced candidates has opened offshore firms’ eyes to the talent existing beyond the magic circle. But recruits must be ready for a culture shock
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
East Africa is a buoyant and increasingly integrated region, with oil and gas driving its future. Meanwhile, a liberalised legal market is emerging
A rebasing has elevated Nigeria as the top African economy and brought to light new business potential
A dynamic new generation of sub-Saharan lawyers is helping to guide the continent towards economic expansion