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Europe roundtable: Turkey energy – Elements of success

7-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

It can be an adventure in bureaucracy but the energy sector in turbulent Turkey offers lucrative and varied opportunities for investors

Ukraine

Ukraine: Lawyers on the edge

7-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Everyday legal work is at a halt and the country’s lawyers stand ready to do their bit in the army if the Russians move in

Austria

Austria: Hypo-activity

24-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The sale of the ‘good’ assets of crisis-torn Hypo bank is a welcome stimulant for local firms, but the lack of young blood in the profession is a persistent problem

Spain

Spain: Ghost villa busters

24-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Forget the ‘pain in Spain’ and those deserted villa newsfeeds, say Spanish lawyers – reforms are paying off and investors are showing their faces again 

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Singapore

Radical new perspective for HFW

14-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Commitment to Asia as senior partner relocates to Singapore on a permanent basis

China

Jun He and Zhong Lun merger shows China market in new light

26-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

In China the proposed merger of Jun He and Zhong Lun is being described as a deal that “has never been done before”.

Saul

A slow and steady revolution

24-Mar-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Slaughters is quietly reshaping its partnership for a post-crunch, Asia-centric era

Shanghai skyline

Shanghai pioneers in liberalising China’s legal market

14-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Shanghai’s ground-breaking Pilot Free Trade Zone could mark the beginning of the long-awaited liberalisation of China’s legal services sector.

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London pen

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

Money

Leveraged finance: where did it all go wrong for UK firms?

18-Mar-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Imagine you’re the general counsel of London-based private equity investor BC Partners. You’re sipping on your coffee, hashing out the details of your imminent £382m investment into UK-based business publishing company Mergermarket. 

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Barclays ready for battle over Dewey debts

5-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

It is now two years since the collapse of mammoth firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. But the next chapter in the story of its dramatic spiral into crisis is about to emerge in lurid technicolour following a High Court trial last week.

Canada

Canada: Farm horizons

13-Jan-2014 | By Burhan Khadbai

The food and agribusiness industry is booming, with farmland investments offering alternatives to work in the stalled commodities sector

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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 

Dubai

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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Happy ever after? Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn get hitched

16-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn have finally decided that three’s a crowd and, after months of flirting with Boyes Turner, gone ahead with a traditional two-way merger.

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Debt: Red lines

7-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne, Joanne Harris

Debt can kill a firm but it can also fund ambition. Our first-ever market snapshot shows firms in the UK 200 getting into it in a big way

Public sector roundtable

Public sector roundtable: Authority figures

24-Mar-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Facing a barrage of swingeing spending cuts, local government lawyers are adamant they will emerge stronger than ever

Eagle vs lion

Leveraged finance: has the British lion lost its roar?

17-Mar-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

They’re getting the mandates, and they’ve got the hiring power. Are US firms elbowing out the magic circle on leveraged finance?

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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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The Offshore Top 30, 2014: The byteback begins

24-Feb-2014 | By Joanne Harris

After the activity lull last year, offshore firms have regrouped and come out fighting with state-of-the-art technology that takes client service to a new level

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Offshore: Deals and cases Q3 2013

18-Nov-2013

A round-up of some of the most prominent corporate and litigation work that has been keeping offshore lawyers busy

Jersey

Offshore: Jersey – The ties that bind

18-Nov-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Jersey is promoting its links with the UK while shaping a stronger international role 

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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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Southern Africa: Neighbourhood watch

31-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Often overshadowed by their bigger and more affluent neighbour South Africa, the southern states of the continent are starting to show their mettle

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Lusophone Africa: Sweet talk

31-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Despite restrictions on foreign lawyers setting up shop in Mozambique, the region’s historical and linguistic links with Portugal offer a host of international benefits

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