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 director of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Bureau of Competition Joseph Simons has quit to return to private practice. As reported on www. thelawyer.com/lawyernews (14 July), Simons, formerly a partner at Clifford Chance's Washington DC office, is to be replaced by deputy director Susan Creighton. Simons is due to leave the FTC on 1 August, although his destination is still unknown. Creighton was appointed as the deputy director of the bureau in August 2001. Before joining the FTC, she was a partner at Palo Alto-based firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, specialising in antitrust and intellectual property litigation. Creighton's duties will be assumed by Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson competition partner Barry Nigro, who is due to join the bureau as the new deputy director.