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.
What a busy first week after the summer break. Clyde & Co found itself an ally in Indonesia, while Allen & Overy’s former Asia restructuring head David Kidd has found a new home at Linklaters.
Some are less fortunate, such as K&L Gates’ former Hong Kong partner Navin Kumar Aggarwal, who has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty over a HK$8bn (£665m) fraud and money laundering scheme to cover his gambling debts in Macau.
Also this week, The Lawyer unveiled its crystal ball-gazing issue, which examines how the global legal services market is likely to change over the coming decade.
Here are some predictions from China: within 10 years two large Chinese firms will have combined with foreign firms or become part of a global network; there will be a pre-eminent Chinese online legal services company that is listed on Nasdaq and with a turnover of $500m; and China’s legal industry will be fully opened in the next decade.
For those wanting to get ahead of the competition it is a must-read.