The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 is the only research report to provide a ranking of the top 100 independent local firms and top 50 global firms in the region. The report offers critical review of some of the fastest growing firms and their strategies, a country-by-country guide to leading legal advisers and legal services market trends, plus exclusive insight into the current business development opportunities in the Asia Pacific. Read more
This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
He has invited more hatred, abuse, parodies and custard pies than most incredibly rich men and now, according to some, he has met his nemesis in the form of the US government. Bill Gates faces the prospect of watching his company split up as punishment for running foul of US anti-trust legislation. As expected, a judge found the company guilty of abusing its position in the operating systems market by forcing computer manufacturers to bundle its products and internet browser with their machines. In a desperate, and until now successful, attempt to play catch-up in the race to control the new markets, Gates may well have inadvertently led his empire to its end. Appeals are being launched and the battle is far from over, but this week one analyst said that breaking up Microsoft may not have the desired effect. Mitch Stone, who maintains the Boycott Microsoft website, said: 'It's like cutting up an earthworm. You'll get nothing but smaller earthworms out of it.'