TL 8 December 2014 LIT TOP 50 (PRINT)

Lit 50

The Lawyer Global Litigation Top 50: Executive Summary – The day of the regulator

The world’s leading litigation and investigations practices are responding to the challenge set by globally co-ordinated and ultra-aggressive regulators. There is no busier area for the world’s top international disputes practices, and none that is making firms think about how best to align themselves with their clients, than cross-border investigations. This is the focus of […]


GC2B: Five years in: what do you know now that you wish you’d known then?

The second The Lawyer and BLP roundtable event allows GCs to identify what advice would have been particularly useful during the first few years of their in-house career GC2B is an initiative from The Lawyer and Berwin Leighton Paisner When you took on the decision to move, either from a law firm or from another in-house sector, what […]

Cat Griffiths index

Feeling the long arm of the regulators

We finish 2014 with our analysis of the global litigation and investigations market – the Global Litigation Top 50. It is The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the biggest firms in the world by litigation turnover and is now in its sixth year. As always, the list is dominated by US firms, for which litigation is […]


Part-time lawyers are high achievers

Female lawyers take the lead in demonstrating the benefits of flexible working Working fewer hours does not mean being less productive, according to this year’s Part Time Power List. If the nine lawyers named in this year’s 50-strong compilation are anything to go by it is possible to achieve a perfect work-life balance without sacrificing […]


Firms on course for a strong 2014/15

Early results show chunky revenue increases at the half-year With six months of the present financial year down and nine of the UK’s biggest firms having reported their half-year financial results, the signs are that the legal sector is in line for a solid 2014/15. All the firms to have reported have seen sizeable increases […]


Moves: 8 December 2014

Gavin Millar QC has joined Move of the week Gavin Millar QC has joined Matrix Chambers from Doughty Street Chambers. Known for his media expertise, Millar also undertakes public and employment law work. He recently acted for The Sun in its defamation case with former Conservative chief whip Andrew Mitchell. UK London Covington & Burling […]

Ukraine - war

Ukraine – No place for lawyers?

The Ukraine crisis has raised questions over which rule of law to follow, but the flight of international investors is giving local firms an advantage. In April 2013, pro-Russian activists seized control of government buildings in eastern Ukraine, sparking a revolution that tore the country apart. One year later, eastern Ukraine is a war-torn no-man’s […]

South Africa

Southern Africa – Rainbow bridge

Internationalisation of South Africa’s legal market is continuing apace as firms seek to exploit opportunities throughout the region At the beginning of 2014 there were nine international firms with offices or exclusive associations in South Africa. Less than 12 months later there are 13. By this time next year most lawyers expect that number will […]


Cyprus – Bounceback island

Cyprus is still in recession, but it looks as though Russia’s favourite island will revive more quickly than was thought likely. Just over a year ago Cyprus became the fourth eurozone country to need a bailout, following the misfortunes of Ireland, Greece and Portugal. The €10bn (£8bn) plug raised the island’s debt to 143 per […]


In-house Interview: Green Investment Bank’s Euan McVicar

Green Investment Bank GC Euan McVicar has to sort the windmills from the waste-to-energy initiatives while staying within European state aid rules A bank? A commercial body? Government-sponsored energy fund? It’s not easy to put the Green Investment Bank (GIB) into any single box. But for general counsel Euan McVicar, that’s all part of the […]


The Lawyer Briefing Live: North Africa – Through Africa’s northern gateway

North Africa is swiftly becoming a hub for investment into the rest of the continent. Algeria and Morocco are ripe for financial investment and market growth. Local independent firms such as Bennani & Associés have found profitable opportunities in both countries. And since 2011 global firms including Allen & Overy, Norton Rose Fulbright and Baker […]

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