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.
Eversheds has ramped up its Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) capabilities by sealing an association with Czech law firm Balcar Polansky & Spol.
Balcar joins Eversheds' international network today (1 October), adding two more countries, the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic, to Eversheds' existing 32 offices.
The Czech law firm, which has nine partners and 32 fee-earners across its Prague and Bratislava offices, sees the majority of the firm's turnover generated by M&A transactions and litigation.
The new association will see work on Czech-Slovak transactions and disputes continue, along with other cross-border work.
Eversheds chairman Alan Jenkins said CEE is a hot destination for foreign investment, with many of the firm's clients looking to do business there, making it vital for Eversheds to have a strong presence in the region.
"This type of association means we can give our clients the same style of service they receive in the UK and elsewhere in Europe," he said.
Jenkins added that Balcar coming on board meant Eversheds' international network now covered most of the significant areas in CEE.
"If you were to look on a map, the two significant areas where we're not represented in CEE are now Russia and Romania," said Jenkins. "Whether we open up elsewhere in Europe will depend on the needs of our clients and looking at the business case for opening in these countries."