The Baltics: Three cheers

27-Jan-2014 | By Burhan Khadbai

The legal market in the three Baltic states is getting back on track after a turbulent few years


Norway and Sweden: Fresh perspectives


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Finland: Upwardly mobile

7-Oct-2013 | By Christian Metcalfe

Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia has dominated the Finnish headlines. It signals a new chapter for the country’s business opportunities


Iceland: A bleak jobscape

2-Sep-2013 | By Joanne Harris

The banking crash is still firms’ major source of activity but an oversupply of lawyers means graduates face an even tougher time as that work dries up

Katrin Troedsson

Northern lights

15-Oct-2012 | By Joanne Harris

Scandinavian firms are showing the way and making the most of their jurisdictions’ relatively benign macroeconomic environment

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