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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

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

Cyprus

Cyprus: Our friends in the East

23-Jun-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Energy could shelter Cyprus from the worst headwinds coming from long-term partner Russia. Will a surge of global firms follow the power line?

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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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Japan: outward and upward

30-Jun-2014

With the 2020 Olympics in the bag and record-breaking outbound investment, the legal market has put in a strong performance for 2014 so far

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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

Battle

Let battle commence: Schulte Roth's shareholder activist launch in Europe

12-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

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.

Money

Portable business: the key to making private equity work

24-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

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.

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Top international firms in London: American pie and chips

14-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

While some US firms had a rougher ride in this year’s survey, the West Coasters have found London a home from home

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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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UAE: Spring-loaded

29-Jul-2013 | By Joanne Harris

After the Arab Spring Dubai and Abu Dhabi are booming again, with infrastructure and energy work drawing in international law firms

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Rachel Atkins

ABS of the Year Roundtable: Variety adds spice

23-Jun-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

ABSs arrived just two years ago but their impact on the profession is already deep. In a pre-Awards debate, our shortlisters discuss the rough and smooth of the transition

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Northern Ireland: The low tax dream

23-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Northern Ireland’s economy has picked up and work levels with it. Lawyers can almost taste the possibilities from much lower corporation tax

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The Lawyer Management Guide to KM

16-Jun-2014

Want to know what the future looks like? Allow these market-leading KM experts to tell you all about robo-lawyers, the use of AI, and the on-going importance of the telephone directory.

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The accountants are coming...

9-Jun-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

The big auditors are targeting the legal sector again, and this time the mid-market had better be prepared

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London

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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Recruitment – offshore’s battle for talent

28-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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

Offshore passport

Offshore: Deals and cases Q4 2013 & Q1 2014

28-Apr-2014

A host of billion-dollar plus deals and some chunky litigation have characterised the last six months offshore.

Offshore 2014

The Offshore Top 30, 2014: rankings and analysis

24-Feb-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Ogier and Carey Olsen climb the charts due to a new ranking method but Maples and Calder still hits top spot

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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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South Africa: Down and clout

31-Mar-2014 | By Margaret Taylor, Joanne Harris

South Africa’s status as the biggest and most developed legal market in the continent means it is still the destination of choice for foreign tie-ups

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