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.
Sidley Austin Brown & Wood has fired the controversial head of its tax shelter practice for breaches of fiduciary duty and violations of the partnership agreement. The dismissed partner, RJ Ruble, was among the nation's leading providers of opinion letters blessing tax shelters for corporations and wealthy individuals, some of whom have since sued the firm. The Internal Revenue Service sued Sidley on 14 October seeking information on clients that have used tax shelters. In a statement, the firm said it was firing Ruble, 58, for misconduct unrelated "to the substance of opinions at issue in current litigation or to any ongoing tax work for existing clients". It said its actions were based on activities by Ruble that it only became aware of on 23 October. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com 29 October