Israel: Break up shake-up subscription
Legislation intended to loosen the stranglehold of a few conglomerates on the economy is set to trigger a surge in sell-offs and overseas interest
Turkey: Looking South subscription
Dogged by corruption and political instability, Turkey has seen a fall-off in its foreign M&A lifeblood. But there is potential in closer ties with Iran
Italy: Via Dolorosa subscription
Employment and political reforms, and a programme of privatisation could ease Italy’s and its legal market’s way through these punishing times
Luxembourg: International style subscription
Second-tier international law firms are joining the top players in Luxembourg as its stability and global outlook continue to attract big business
The Baltics: Three cheers subscription
The legal market in the three Baltic states is getting back on track after a turbulent few years
Canada: Farm horizons subscription
The food and agribusiness industry is booming, with farmland investments offering alternatives to work in the stalled commodities sector
Bryan Cave has promoted nine lawyers to the partnership, with litigator Robert Dougans becoming the only London-based lawyer to join the partnership.
Romania: So near and yet so far subscription
Romania is bursting with resources but tapping into those riches is proving to be a political obstacle course
Ukraine: Look both ways subscription
Legal work is on hold as the country fights it out over whether its future lies with Russia or the EU
A total of six law firms have been named in a report listing ‘1000 companies to inspire Britain’ by the London Stock Exchange.
Netherlands: Small and strong subscription
Boutiques bloom as the legal market adapts to a sluggish economy
Cyprus: Better together subscription
Cyprus is on a tough road to recovery but Russian money is still flowing in, cementing the strong relationship between the two countries
Special report: the regional bar - A Bright Tomorrow subscription
The effects of recent changes to civil litigation are only just beginning to be felt, but barristers in the regions have several reasons to be cheerful
India: Taking on China subscription
India boasts key advantages over China and with a step-up in foreign investment, lawyers believe the country can overtake its Asian rival
Mundays launches mystery shopper programme subscription
Surrey-based firm Mundays has launched a mystery shopper programme in a bid to raise the standard of its services.
HBJ Gateley has added a partner to its litigation team in Edinburgh through the appointment of former Paull & Willamsons head of litigation, Gordon Steele.
Harper Macleod hires former Burness managing partner subscription
Harper Macleod has made a swoop for former Burness managing partner Ken Ross as the firm continues to strengthen its Edinburgh office.
Brazil: Goals subscription
Despite public discontent Brazil is showing it is rich in opportunity, spurred on by its hosting of the FIFA World Cup and the Rio Olympics
Bulgaria: Eye of the storm subscription
Bulgaria’s lawyers are standing firm amid the political chaos, keeping their focus on steadfast areas such as IP, restructuring and infrastructure
Burness Paull has added two lawyers to its pensions team in Glasgow from local rivals Brodies as the firm continues to grow.
DLA Piper Austria hires Nabucco chief legal counsel subscription
DLA Piper has boosted its Austria office with the hire of Nabucco International Gas Pipeline’s chief legal counsel Andreas Gunst.
European firms in London: A chance to shine subscription
Being sent to London on secondment is a prized opportunity for associates in European firms
Portugal: Signs of hope subscription
Privatisations and real estate offer optimism, as Portugal sets off on the long, hard road to recovery
Stephenson Harwood, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and DLA Piper have won roles to advise on the sale of GE Capital’s TIP Trailer Services to China’s HNA Group for an undisclosed fee.
Ashurst, Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have won advisory roles on an IPO by Merlin Entrainments, owner of attractions that include Legoland and Madame Tussauds.
West Midlands firm DBS Law is to cut staff hours after posting record growth over the last year.
Tods Murray plans further expansion through merger subscription
Scottish firm Tods Murray has set out an ambition to grow through joining forces with other firms in Scotland.
Scottish chiefs split over future of the market subscription
A growing divide is emerging in the Scottish legal market as more firms opt for consolidation as a means to expansion, with Pinsent Masons’ Scottish chair Kirk Murdoch advocating that internationalisation is the only route forward.
Scotland: Stronger together subscription
With banking, personal injury and M&A all down, law firm mergers are in the bracing Scottish air
ABS NewLaw Solicitors is expanding its Cardiff office with 86 jobs ranging from new law graduates to experienced litigators, supported by a Welsh Government subsidy.
Leeds firm Shulmans has reported a 25 per cent increase in turnover for the first six months of the current financial year, breaking through the £4m barrier.
Scottish firm Brodies has expanded its competition and regualtory team with the appointment of Norton Rose Fulbright partner Rod Lambert.
Austria: Centre of gravity subscription
A bustling legal market and political attempts to make Austria a centre of European investment are keeping lawyers on their toes
Gillespie Macandrew reports steady financial year subscription
Scottish firm Gillespie Macandrew has announced a 5 per cent like-for-like increase in turnover and stable profits for the 2012/13 financial year.
Temple Bright scoops first London deal subscription
South West firm Temple Bright has secured an inaugural instruction for its London office, advising on the acquisition of web developer Red C by brand agency FM Group.
Express Solicitors turnover rockets by 35 per cent subscription
Manchester firm Express Solicitors has increased its turnover from £5.3m in 2011/12 to £7.2m in 2012/13.
ABS Brilliant Law has completed a private fundraising as part of growth plan to extend its services.
Brabners expands with double partner hire subscription
North West firm Brabners has hired two partners from rival regional firms to take its total partner tally to 79.
Aaron & Partners expands equity base subscription
Chester-headquartered Aaron & Partners has added its tenth equity partner through the appointment of family lawyer Richard Barge.
Keoghs makes triple partner hire subscription
North West firm Keoghs has confirmed the appointment of three partners in Greater Manchester.