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Special report: GCs in banking – The big bank load

16-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

The pressure on in-house lawyers in the financial services sector is growing as banks face up to new challenges such as greater regulatory scrutiny.

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Special report: Poland – Warsaw packed

16-Mar-2015 | By Jonathan Ames

An influx of global firms and a rush of indie spin-offs has created an overcrowded legal market in Poland – and fees are suffering.

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Special report: Portugal – Less pain, more gain

9-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Early repayment of its bailout and solid M&A interest from foreign investors have brought optimism to Portugal’s lawyers.

Austria

Special report: Austria – Holding the centre

9-Mar-2015 | By Jonathan Ames

Austrian firms are hanging tough and looking for opportunities in a central European region bounded by a battlefield on its eastern flank.

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Southeast Asia Elite

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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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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Battle

Gibson Dunn and its Djibouti nightmare

27-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Recent unwanted attention on Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in light of the Djibouti falsified evidence case will do nothing for the firm’s hard-won reputation in the world of anti-corruption and combating fraud.

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US firms in London: the states of things to come

16-Mar-2015 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

Strong financial performances in London, stellar mergers and an army of major hires – the market looks good for US firms. So what do their leaders say?

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Charlie Geffen: “I’d have loved Ashurst to do a US merger"

3-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

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? 

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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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Israel Technology

Special report: Israel – A hi-tech attraction

16-Feb-2015 | By Joshua Freedman

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?

MENA

How to access the Arab market: advice from the lawyers who know

24-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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

UAE

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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US firms in London: the states of things to come

16-Mar-2015 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

Strong financial performances in London, stellar mergers and an army of major hires – the market looks good for US firms. So what do their leaders say?

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No exemption: DAC Beachcroft and the strain of the insurance market

16-Mar-2015

Merger was all the rage in the perilous insurance sector back in 2011. Has a united DAC Beachcroft worked for the better, and what will be on the new management team’s agenda?

Women in management

Where are the women law firm leaders?

9-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Just eight women hold senior management roles in the UK’s top 50 firms despite females dominating the profession at entry level. How can that gulf be closed and what career steps will make the top more reachable? We asked today’s leaders.

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Data security: How to respond to clients’ ‘more assertive’ demands

2-Mar-2015

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.

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The Offshore Top 30 2015: The rankings

23-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The big five remain and Jersey still dominates, but the arrival of Viberts makes waves in BVI.

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The Offshore Top 30: A healthy wave of optimism

23-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firms are thriving despite sustained media and political attacks on their domiciles’ reputation. Meanwhile, Asia’s significance is rising.

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Offshore special: Singapore focus

17-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore players have high hopes of Singapore but for now the work is limited, so increased competition could stymie firms’ growth 

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Offshore: deals and cases Q3 2014

17-Nov-2014

Several billion-dollar deals and a number of landmark cases characterised workflows for offshore firms in the third quarter of 2014

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Africa Elite executive summary: firm profiles

30-Mar-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Our essential guide to the top legal outfits south of the Sahara advising on private equity 

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Africa Elite 2015: The new face of private equity in Africa

30-Mar-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

This year’s Africa Elite reveals the domestic firms and international lawyers leading the continent’s rise. As this executive summary shows, private equity is a growing force

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Special report: North Africa – Into Africa

23-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

South Africa

Special report: Southern Africa – Rainbow bridge

8-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Internationalisation of South Africa’s legal market is continuing apace as firms seek to exploit opportunities throughout the region

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