The Lawyer’s offshore survey reveals the extent to which the offshore elite have capitalised on their dominance of the sector in 2007. It also shows how much work the sector leaders, Appleby and Maples and Calder, will have to do to hold on to their thrones for another year.

Competition in the offshore market is hotting up. As companies begin to look to tax havens as a way of tightening their belts during the current sluggish economic situation, the offshore profession faces a new and improved environment in which to grow. The survey reveals just where firms are looking for growth, with managing partners from a raft of leading firms giving their predictions for the following year.

This Offshore Special Report also looks at regulatory developments in key jurisdictions, giving an insight into how each offshore region is competing for business from the onshore world.