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 Supreme Court of Canada has for the first time appointed a woman to be its most senior judge. Beverley McLachlin, who was assigned to the High Court in 1989, will become Chief Justice of Supreme Court at the beginning of January. She replaces Antonio Lamer who is retiring.
The Hong Kong office of Allen & Overy has expanded its litigation and dispute resolution group with the deployment of partner, Andrew Jeffries from the London office. He boosts partner count in that department up to four.
Lewis Silkin has become the latest in a long line of law firms to drop its capitals. The London commercial firm has added a touch of orange to its letterhead and will henceforth be known as lewissilkin. Managing partner, Trevor Watkins says: "Everyone at Lewis Silkin [sic] is very excited about the new look and forthcoming brochure and website, we hope our clients will like them too.