Finland’s economy might be struggling but firms are thriving from a stream of acquisitions, restructures and start-ups emerging in Nokia’s wake
Panellists at The Lawyer ’s recent Romania briefing heard much to encourage them to get involved in the country
An innovative labour market and sophisticated business sector make Switzerland inviting to investors, but developments could diminish its appeal
Regulators are ramping up the pressure in the aftermath of recession, leaving firms to compete for compliance and restructuring work
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
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
Brazil may be hogging the limelight right now, but its neighbours should not be ignored. The rest of Latin America deserves investors’ attention too
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
Tired of firms’ talk of commitment to the partnership gender balance while seeing scant evidence of change, five female lawyers have launched Women in Law London (WILL) to empower women to take the initiative themselves
IPOs are booming again, sending law firms jostling for mandates, but this time there’s a new role for banks that are independently advising the issuers. Step forward Lazard and Rothschild
The first Lawyer and BLP GC2B roundtable event provides a valuable insight into the realities of becoming a new GC and what it takes to stay the distance
Can City firms close the door on line of PE staff heading out for US practices?
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?
The latest offshore deals comprise a few firsts, including a groundbreaking hybrid mutual in Bermuda and the largest ever catastrophe bond issuance
The City’s halfway-house location and diverse market is drawing new offshore players – including litigators
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
A rebasing has elevated Nigeria as the top African economy and brought to light new business potential
A dynamic new generation of sub-Saharan lawyers is helping to guide the continent towards economic expansion