Christian Metcalfe

The Lawyer


  • 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

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


    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 subscription


    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

    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 subscription

    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 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

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


    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.