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 International Bar Association has written to the Malaysian secretary general, urging him to support a call to the Malaysian government to prevent a libel action brought by two commercial companies in Malaysia against a UN special rapporteur. The companies have each pressed for RM30 million (approximately £7m) in an action which relates to an interview Dato' Cumarswamy gave to International Commercial Litigation. He was quoted as saying that he was investigating complaints that highly-placed businessmen were manipulating the Malaysian judicial system. The IBA claims that the action contravenes article 22 of the 1946 Convention on Privileges and Immunities which should protect Dato' Cumarswamy from prosecution in the pursuit of his UN duties.