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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.
China may be an economic superpower, and any firm will tell you how important the country is to its global strategy. But the painful truth is that few of them make much money in the PRC, and some has already started mulling over potential exits or downsizing exercises.
But not everything is gloomy in China. The newly-launched free trade zone in Shanghai, poised to be a pilot scheme in the country’s further economic reforms, will bring a new horizon of opportunities to international advisers. Perhaps Vinson & Elkins, which is closing in Shanghai, will now have second thoughts?
Lastly, today marks the beginning of a week-long National Day holiday in China and Hong Kong. A good time to sit back, relax and maybe catch up on some reading.