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
Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia has dominated the Finnish headlines. It signals a new chapter for the country’s business opportunities
In contrast to its battered eurozone neighbour, Gibraltar is in rude economic health but there are political threats to this popular port of call
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
The minor countries of the CIS region have attracted less interest than their larger, louder neighbours but this is still a valuable region
Vibrant hi-tech and energy sectors along with a more liberal professional climate mean international law firms have high hopes of Israel
Canada’s legal market continues to consolidate as the stalling global commodities supercycle slows work
As the legal aid cuts bite, immigration firms need to be more commercially minded to make the transition into privately funded work
With a stabilising political system, the outlook for Romania’s law firms is good
Many foreign investors are keeping faith with Hungary despite EU concern over recent regulatory reforms
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.
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
There’s a mixed outlook for career prospects in law as firms report retention rates up, but graduate vacancies down
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has confirmed that it has hired seven former Dewey & LeBouef trainees.
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.