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.
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.