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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.
Until this week, when White & Case turned to Latham & Watkins for a two-lawyer team to kickstart its Madrid offering.
It’s a ballsy move. As we reported a few weeks ago, Spanish firms have had a tough time of it over the past few years. The country might still be the fourth-largest economy in the eurozone, but these days that doesn’t ensure work.
White & Case is talking a tough line, saying that Spain’s links with Latin America and its own considerable force of Spanish speakers will help make the office a success. But, as our special report this coming Monday will show, the domestic firms do not have a huge amount of optimism in a speedy recovery. And with the crisis in Cyprus having a potentially destabilising effect on the eurozone as a whole, that optimism is likely to be dented further.