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.
The package of work is understood to include all routine corporate and property work, IP and IT, and employment matters across the UK.
The rollout of the new legal system follows the success of a similar single-firm system that has been trialled in Italy since late last year.
The US IT and telecoms giant is understood to have been approached a handful of law firms, including Baker & McKenzie, Eversheds and Weil Gotshal, to tender for the company’s UK legal work. Cisco is also believed to be asking for a single annual fee, while other key criteria are international capability and innovative use of technology and process engineering to increase efficiency and reduce costs. The agreement will be reviewed after two to three years, but is expected to give rise to a longer-term partnership.
Cisco Systems has had no formal panels in Europe in the past, although it has historically favoured Baker & McKenzie and Brobeck Hale and Dorr (now Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr), until West Coast firm Brobeck Phleger & Harrison collapsed. Weil Gotshal has also received an increasing number of instructions from the company in the past few years.