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Bird & Bird and Eversheds boost law firm consultancy market

A growing number of firms are taking a punt on new ventures that you wouldn’t necessarily expect. Take Bird & Bird. The IP and technology-focused firm has just become the latest to launch a new consultancy arm, which would appear to be a world away from its traditional legal practice. Kick-started by several Bird & […]


WilmerHale’s revenue stalls at $1.1bn as PEP grows by 7 per cent

WilmerHale’s average profit per equity partner grew by 7 per cent in 2014, from $1.5m to $1.6m (£1.03m) even as the firm’s revenue stalled at just under $1.1bn (£712m). The figures demonstrate that the firm’s profit per equity partner has grown by 41.6 per cent over the past five years, since hitting the $1.13m mark […]

Richard Susskind

Susskind: Law firms should borrow from the auditors and diversify

The accountants’ reaction to the volatile market of the 1980s is a valuable exercise in change strategy for today’s legal sector. In the mid-1980s, Ernst & Whinney (now EY), ran an ad campaign, with the following slogan: ‘We don’t just add up. We also help you multiply’. This pithily captured the mood of the then […]

UK regions offer strong real estate value compared with Europe, says Eversheds

Bruce Dear, head of London real estate at Eversheds, has commented on news that Maya Capital plans to spend £100m on office buildings in cities across the UK. He said: “With Grexit looming and bond rates historically low, the UK regions offer strong and stable value compared with Europe. “Right now, a well-let property in […]

Corporate tax

Our corporate tax lawyers advise on all aspects of corporate and business taxation and much of our work is of an international nature. Our team, which includes full-time economists, transfer pricing and VAT advisors, frequently work in close cooperation with tax lawyers in other Baker & McKenzie offices in connection with cross-border transactions and the […]

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