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.
Just like its footballers, Italy's lawyers have had a roller-coaster ride this year.
While the match-fixing scandal has struck at the heart of the domestic football league, the banking sector has ridden out its turbulent times by replacing Bank of Italy governor Antonio Fazio with Mario Draghi. The change has already triggered a shift in the banking sector, possibly leading to improved access for foreign banks and juicy deals for law firms.
Matching the country's World Cup win, corporate Italy is outperforming all records. Huge M&A deals, such as the €25bn (£17.29bn) Autostrade and Abertis tie-up, coupled with a booming IPO market, have created a fertile ground for both local and foreign lawyers.
This Special Report examines the impact of this change, and also the Lottomatica subordinated bond issue, which could transform corporate finance structures.