The Lawyer’s newest product is the most comprehensive overview of the Asia-Pacific legal market yet produced. With rankings of the top 100 local law firms by lawyer headcount as well as analysis of the leading 50 international players in the region, it is essential reading for anyone interested in the strategic future of the world’s fastest growing legal market
DLA has announced that it intends to become one of the top five full-service European law firms within the next five years.`The strategy was launched on the back of DLA's annual results, which saw turnover increase by 26 per cent to £175m and profits per partner by 35 per cent to £395,000.`Managing partner Nigel Knowles puts much of the success down to the expansion of DLA & Partners. In the last financial year it has announced the membership of Schut & Grosheide in the Netherlands, De Berti Jacchia Perno & Associati in Italy, Görg in Germany and Lindh Stabell Horten in Scandinavia. Although the five-year target is ambitious, Knowles is confident that DLA can achieve it.`"We'll exploit the full-service element," he says. "There's no point in having a strategy like Clifford Chance or Freshfields, which advise the investment banks. Instead we'll target the European corporates."