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.
Cigarette companies. After repeated batterings in the courts, the tobacco giants were given a breath of fresh air when the US Supreme Court appeared sceptical of government claims that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had the power to regulate their products. The FDA is trying to ban cigarette sponsorship of sport and limit vending machine sales.
Criminal lawyers, who are set for a boom period if Home Office figures are to be believed. As Home Secretary Jack Straw announced a range of new anti-crime measures, including the expansion of DNA testing, his department predicted a 30 per cent rise in property crime leading up to the next election.
Lawyers and accountants, who are being offered a way to avoid the embarrassment of dawn raids by tax inspectors. The Inland Revenue is set to be given new powers to obtain an order from a stipendiary magistrate to demand confidential documents that would have to be handed over within a week. The Revenue claims the powers, which many fear lack sufficient safeguards, are a way of "helping" professionals avoid bad publicity.