Switzerland: Numbers game subscription
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 subscription
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 subscription
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 subscription
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 subscription
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 subscription
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 subscription
Canada’s legal market continues to consolidate as the stalling global commodities supercycle slows work
Immigration special: Change of heart subscription
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 subscription
With a stabilising political system, the outlook for Romania’s law firms is good
Hungary: Toughing it out subscription
Many foreign investors are keeping faith with Hungary despite EU concern over recent regulatory reforms
Pressure group: analysis on retention rates subscription
The trainee intake model has reached critical point with shrinking business opportunities compounded by high training costs
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.
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 subscription
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 subscription
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 subscription
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has confirmed that it has hired seven former Dewey & LeBouef trainees.
Flagging up the class ceiling subscription
Lawyer 2B Careers Day attendees see social background as biggest barrier to profession
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.