Cyprus is still in recession, but it looks as though Russia’s favourite island will revive more quickly than was thought likely.
The Ukraine crisis has raised questions over which rule of law to follow, but the flight of international investors is giving local firms an advantage.
With ever-more European firms opening in London, could the market be heading towards saturation?
Far from being hindered by the sanctions on Russia, Kazakhstan is benefiting
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
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
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
Too focused on the top line; a haphazard international strategy; no strategic direction. How will the firm answer its critics?
Given the growth in the amount of data businesses create and store, it’s a good point in time to determine how companies and law firms are working with eDiscovery and computer forensics.
UK 200 figures show that Olswang has lagged behind its TMT competitors over time, and it will shortly have to cope with the arrival of Cooley in London. With CEO David Stewart now out the door, does the firm have a plan?
The UK Market Register shows the extent to which US firms, notably Baker & McKenzie, Latham & Watkins and White & Case, are now entrenched in the UK legal market.
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
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?
The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position?
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
East Africa is a buoyant and increasingly integrated region, with oil and gas driving its future. Meanwhile, a liberalised legal market is emerging