UK competition lawyers have a new regulator and new rules to follow when handling mergers. Is it ‘business as usual’ as the old OFT and CC promised?
Tough international competition means that diversification is the watchword in the Turkish legal market.
While deal numbers were up last year, their value rocketed – and this time it’s not the US firms taking the lion’s share.
Loss of PE star Oliver Felsenstein must surely force firm’s hand over lockstep reform.
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
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
Charlie Geffen has re-emerged as the architect for Gibson Dunn’s English law capability – an ideal role for the committed internationalist. But why Gibson, and how does he really feel about Ashurst’s thwarted US plans?
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?
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’
Magic circle player splashes out as it aims for the New York corporate heights
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?
The Middle Eastern market is lucrative, but for international firms business nuances are tricky. To guide you through, The Lawyer has researched the region and the legal players to collaborate with. Here’s a taster of our findings
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
Clients are getting more demanding about how their legal advisers manage data, meaning that law firms are having to give serious consideration to data security.
As the UK contract lawyers market goes into overdrive, the CEO of A&O’s flexible resourcing arm is staying ahead of the curve – watch out world.
Clifford Chance’s top of equity pay lags behind its peers yet partners have so far resisted change. They may not for much longer.
Generation Y law students have distinct career priorities and progressive values. They aren’t seduced by traditional recruitment campaigns, which has prompted a flurry of firm branding overhauls – with varying success.
The big five remain and Jersey still dominates, but the arrival of Viberts makes waves in BVI.
Offshore firms are thriving despite sustained media and political attacks on their domiciles’ reputation. Meanwhile, Asia’s significance is rising.
Offshore players have high hopes of Singapore but for now the work is limited, so increased competition could stymie firms’ growth
Several billion-dollar deals and a number of landmark cases characterised workflows for offshore firms in the third quarter of 2014
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.
North Africa is swiftly becoming a hub for investment into the rest of the continent.
Internationalisation of South Africa’s legal market is continuing apace as firms seek to exploit opportunities throughout the region
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