TL 12 January 2015

Last year’s European Law Firm of the Year, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

The Lawyer European Awards 2015: the shortlist

This year’s shortlisted firms, drawn from a record number of entries, stand out for their sharp and inventive strategic focus to overcome challenges Sponsored by As the legal market around the world continues to evolve, this year’s European Awards will show how the right strategy can lead to success, even in some of the most […]


Canada – Change of emphasis

Life in Canada is getting harder for firms as commodities prices fall and work volumes slow After the collapse of Lehman Brothers Canada enjoyed a relatively robust economy compared with most other jurisdictions, but now the intimate relationship between the country’s currency and its commodities sector is signalling tougher times ahead. While the country’s ‘seven […]

Oil rig

Romania – Optimism flows deep

The discovery of new oil deposits in the Black Sea holds promise of a new golden age for Romania’s energy industry – and for the local law firms Romania’s energy industry could soon be hitting a high. Earlier this year, the country discovered new oil reserves in the Black Sea that have the potential to […]


Moves: 12 January 2015

Move of the week Kirkland & Ellis debt finance partner Stephen Gillespie is leaving the firm to join Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, to become the Californian firm’s fifth high-profile recruit in the last year. He makes the move after eight years at Kirkland. UK London Bond Dickinson has hired Andrew Barber as a partner for […]

Southeast Asia Elite

The Lawyer Southeast Asia Elite 2015: the executive summary

Global and local firms are poised to exploit the potential from ASEAN’s new single economic market in our first Elite report into the region’s legal sector The Southeast Asia Elite report This year the ASEAN Economic Community launches – a regional event that both domestic and international firms in Southeast Asia have been gearing up […]


From In-House Counsel to Business Partner Conference: What the speakers said

How should GCs manage risk, gain commercial nous and say ‘no’ the right way? Lawyers converged at the inaugural In-house Counsel to Business Partner conference to find out Headline Sponsor of The Lawyer Conference, From In House Counsel to Business Partner General counsel should put a stake in the ground and say, “this is what […]

Catrin Griffiths

Why this is the year to push the rule of law, not the rule of power

There are plenty of big issues on the horizon for 2015. To start with, the general election is looming, as well the prospect of a referendum on membership of the EU. And 2015 is also – if you haven’t worked this out already – the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. That the Magna Carta […]

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