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Swiss watch – why Switzerland's legal market is thriving

At the heart of Europe, Swiss lawyers bask in the reflected glory of their dynamic, lightly regulated, low-tax economy – consistently ranked the world's most competitive, and a good place for multinationals to base their regional headquarters.

27 Nov 2014 | 00:24 | secure


inner image Attraction and competition – independent law firm leaders from around the world on the challenges of staying local

Not even the most global law firms can be everywhere at once, so how do independent firms view the international market?

27 Nov 2014 | 00:10 | secure

inner image Macfarlanes partners upped capital contributions by 13% last year, accounts show

Macfarlanes partners stumped up an extra 13% in capital contributions last financial year, according to the firm's limited liability partnership (LLP) accounts, filed with Companies House this week.

27 Nov 2014 | 00:10 | secure

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Client Satisfaction Survey 2014: which law firms do clients rate most highly?

In this video, Legal Week director of research Des Cahill and publishing director John Malpas discuss the results of the Client Satisfaction Survey 2014.

26 Nov 2014 | 21:43 | screening image

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Davis Polk and Skadden join the New York associate bonus race

Davis Polk & Wardwell and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have unveiled associate bonuses for 2014, with both firms outstripping the benchmark set earlier this week by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

26 Nov 2014 | 17:28 | secure

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It's no beach holiday – the offshore firms dealing with the global regulatory crackdown and an increasing workload

Changes at a global regulatory level affecting offshore jurisdictions have been matched by the growth in new types of work for the firms that operate there, as Anthony Harrington reports

26 Nov 2014 | 15:59 | secure

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Linklaters looks to deepen alliance with South African partner Webber Wentzel

Linklaters is pushing for closer integration with its South African alliance partner Webber Wentzel by smoothing out client conflict issues, targeting common clients and aligning the two firms' sector groups.

26 Nov 2014 | 10:36 | secure

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Weil awards half its partner promotions in London and Paris

A third of Weil Gotshal & Manges' 12-strong annual partner promotions have been made in the firm's London office, with a further two lawyers made up in Paris.

26 Nov 2014 | 10:22 | secure

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Looking above and beyond – what independent Iberian law firms are doing to survive in a post-crisis legal world

Spain and Portugal have both been in the doldrums for several years as a result of the global financial and eurozone crises, and law firms are quick to admit that they have felt their ill-effects.

26 Nov 2014 | 00:41 | secure

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US associates set for a happy Christmas as firms unveil bonus hikes of more than 100%

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has set the benchmark for associate bonuses in the US for 2014, with some juniors enjoying an increase of more than 100%.

26 Nov 2014 | 00:40 | secure

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Simmons' 8% half-year revenue rise 'reflects improving UK market'

Simmons & Simmons has posted an 8% revenue hike for the first six months of the 2014-15 financial year..

25 Nov 2014 | 11:29 | secure

Commercial disputes in focus: the future of funding

This online hub, in association with Vannin Capital, will provide a one-stop resource for all the latest developments shaping the litigation and dispute resolution market...

25 Nov 2014 | 10:01

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Simmons outlines plans to launch in Luxembourg with five-partner team

Simmons & Simmons is set to open in Luxembourg with five new partners slated to launch the office.

25 Nov 2014 | 00:27 | secure

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Eversheds chief: shortlist of US merger candidates down to 'two or three' in the new year

Eversheds is looking to have "two or three" merger candidates in its sights by early next year, according to chief executive Bryan Hughes.

25 Nov 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Morgan Lewis adds further 525 Bingham lawyers and support staff

Morgan Lewis & Bockius takes additional staff ten days after voting to admit 226 partners from the Boston-headquartered Bingham McCutchen, which is now set to dissolve.

24 Nov 2014 | 11:49 | secure