The Lawyer’s new China Elite report contains the most detailed research available on the PRC legal market and contains unparalleled insight into the country's leading law firms. They vary in size, practice focus and geographic coverage, but they all share one common quality – ambition... 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.
As the offshore legal profession evolves so does its reach into new jurisdictions. In the second of The Lawyer's Offshore Special Reports in 2008, experts discuss the latest developments, including news from emerging offshore countries.
Above all, tax is the main driver for pushing investors into offshore, but as Ogier partner Marc Yates points out in his article: "At the same time investors look for companies incorporated in stable environments where regulatory framework is robust and where the corporate legislation is both up to date and flexible."
With increasing competition between jurisdictions for onshore work, flexibility is key. The emergence of Dubai and its new 'exempt companies' rule has caused rumbles. The jurisdiction, says Maples & Calder Dubai chief Tahir Jawed, prefers not to be classed in the same league as the traditional set: the BVI, Cayman and the Channel Isles, all of which - and more - feature in this report.