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.
Accountants are being warned to diversify to meet the growing competitive threat from lawyers and other professionals. A report by the Institute of Chartered Accountants 2005 working party predicts that audit work income will continue to fall with new technology and that the big six firms could become a "big five" or even a "big four" because of competitive pressure. But it identifies insolvency work as an area where lawyers will make few in-roads, and internal audit and new types of multi-disciplinary audit as providing new employment opportunities. Specialists in tax planning and corporate finance will be in particular demand, it predicts. According to the report: "Competition for corporate finance work will also come from high-quality MBA graduates and the major law firms. American experience suggests that lawyers could become a significant competitive force."