Christian Metcalfe

The Lawyer

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  • Switzerland: Numbers game

    28-Oct-2013

    Government moves to align tax regimes with EU neighbours and banks facing a tough US disclosure programme mean plenty of work for Swiss firms. The problem is scaling up for this one-off bonanza 

  • Finland: Upwardly mobile

    7-Oct-2013

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

  • Gibraltar: Bullied, but bullish

    7-Oct-2013

    In contrast to its battered eurozone neighbour, Gibraltar is in rude economic health but there are political threats to this popular port of call

  • Angola/Mozambique: Power lions

    16-Sep-2013

    There’s plenty of work in resources-rich Angola and Mozambique but non-domestic lawyers and investors find it hard to get a piece of the action

  • CIS region: CIS-express

    9-Sep-2013

    The minor countries of the CIS region have attracted less interest than their larger, louder neighbours but this is still a valuable region

  • Israel: Tel Avision

    12-Aug-2013

    Vibrant hi-tech and energy sectors along with a more liberal professional climate mean international law firms have high hopes of Israel 

  • Canada: Braking news

    5-Aug-2013

    Canada’s legal market continues to consolidate as the stalling global commodities supercycle slows work

  • Immigration special: Change of heart

    29-Jul-2013

    As the legal aid cuts bite, immigration firms need to be more commercially minded to make the transition into privately funded work

  • Romania: Project Reboot

    8-Jul-2013

    With a stabilising political system, the outlook for Romania’s law firms is good

  • Hungary: Toughing it out

    1-Jul-2013

    Many foreign investors are keeping faith with Hungary despite EU concern over recent regulatory reforms

  • Pressure group: analysis on retention rates

    29-Apr-2013

    The trainee intake model has reached critical point with shrinking business opportunities compounded by high training costs

  • London Met granted permission to apply for JR over Border Agency

    21-Sep-2012

    The London Metropolitan University (LMU) has been granted permission to apply for judicial review of the Border Agency’s decision to revoke its licence to sponsor international students.

  • Brick Court leads London Metropolitan University's JR bid

    5-Sep-2012

    Penningtons has instructed Brick Court Chambers’ Richard Gordon QC to represent London Metropolitan University in its battle with the government over its future.

  • Road to conflict

    6 August 2012

    As the property market has crashed so real estate litigation cases have ramped up, with landlords looking for any avenue to bump up their earnings

  • Unsettled weather ahead for graduates

    16 July 2012

    There’s a mixed outlook for career prospects in law as firms report retention rates up, but graduate vacancies down

  • Morgan Lewis confirms Dewey trainee intake

    24-May-2012

    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has confirmed that it has hired seven former Dewey & LeBouef trainees.

  • Flagging up the class ceiling

    12-Mar-2012

    Lawyer 2B Careers Day attendees see social background as biggest barrier to profession

  • City firms meet 'Gifted and Talented' youngsters at Lawyer 2B event

    7-Mar-2012

    The Lawyer’s sister magazine Lawyer 2B is today holding a careers event for promising A-Level students at state sixth-form colleges who are interested in training as solicitors or barristers.