The Lawyer’s new China Elite report contains the most detailed research available on the PRC legal market and contains unparalleled insight into the country's leading law firms. They vary in size, practice focus and geographic coverage, but they all share one common quality – ambition... 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.
Merger negotiations are a tricky business and can, quite understandably, take a not inconsiderable amount of time. But why do you suppose that late January often heralds the news of the conclusion of a succession of negotiations to sign up either firms or partners in Mediterranean climes? A couple of weeks ago, for example, it was announced that Norton Rose was to open in Greece, while just last week Linklaters announced that it has signed up a five-partner firm in Portugal. Tulkinghorn wonders whether the timing has anything to do with the fact that this means the negotiations had to take place over winter.