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 Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). The Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) has lost patience with the CPS, saying its officials will go into CPS offices next month to carry out a formal investigation following a succession of complaints by CPS staff.
M&A lawyers. The new European Union Takeover Directive, which replaces the City's informal code for mergers and acquisitions with statutory rules, allows companies on the end of hostile takeover bids to apply for judicial review, effectively bogging the bid down in the courts for years.
Socialite mothers. A judge in New York dismissed a claim by Patricia Duff for $135,000 (£83,000) a month child maintenance arguing that a child could live quite happily on $12,825 (£7,895) a month. Duff was asking for $1.6m (£984,979) a year from her billionaire former husband Ron Perelman.
Those curious about Tory party finances. The decision by Michael Ashcroft not to take his battle with The Times to court means that the intricate nature of his business dealings and their relationship with Conservative party funding will not be subject to examination in court. The party treasurer reached a politically expedient out of court settlement with the newspaper over its claims that he was involved in laundering drugs money but the paper did not apologise or issue a correction.