News Focus

Monday, 16 June 2014 13:27

Lisbon reborn?

A new era has dawned in Portugal. Following a clean exit from the EU bailout, coupled and three consecutive quarters of GDP growth, a sense of optimism has returned to Lisbon.
Monday, 05 May 2014 15:39

Feeling the heat

 
Latin American investment is pouring into Spain as countries such as Mexico reverse the tide of corporate M&A deals. This leaves law firms with a crucial decision to make on how best to serve the Latin American market. Should you have an exclusive arrangement with a single firm or are looser, more informal arrangements the best way to pick up instructions?
Monday, 10 March 2014 16:42

Smart lawyers, smarter solutions

Companies worldwide are adapting to today’s digital economy and technological advances. So-called ‘disruptive technologies’ are transforming markets worldwide and pushing economies forward. Technology is taking over the business world, and the legal profession is not insulated from its effects. Recent changes within legal services are prompting increasing costs pressure from clients, and technology is proving an invaluable tool in resolving this.
Thursday, 19 December 2013 11:16

The end of the alliance?

With experts saying the traditional law firm alliance model is going bust, new specialised and strategic options are emerging in the market. Clients are questioning the value of alliances, and so taking an ‘offensive’ approach and having an integrated strategy are key if they are to remain a viable model
Thursday, 24 October 2013 10:32

A changing vision for legal services

The world has changed dramatically, and the traditional way that legal services have been provided is not appropriate for today’s market. The business environment that clients operate in is markedly different from recent years, even months. We are well and truly living the ‘new normal’ and while law firms have adjusted, this is no time to sit back and relax ─ their evolution is, and must continue to be, ongoing.
Monday, 02 September 2013 14:28

Standing out from the crowd

Clients have more choice in service providers than ever before, and the market is filled with high quality, highly skilled law firms. So in a world where all law firms basically offer similar services, how do you differentiate yourself from the competition?
Monday, 15 July 2013 11:00

Playing a different game

While law firms are still very much focused on only offering the traditional career path to partnership, Generation Y’s associates aren’t getting what they want. They see their future in terms of building life skills and a career portfolio, and not necessarily becoming a partner. If the career model doesn’t adapt, therefore, law firms could find themselves running low on talent, and future leaders of the firm.
Monday, 20 May 2013 17:05

The sting in the Troika’s tail

In this world, they say, you don’t get something for nothing. So when Portugal was given its bailout by the Troika, there were bound to be a long list of repercussions. While crippling austerity measures were expected, there are some lesser-known provisions whose potential impact is just surfacing.
Thursday, 28 February 2013 12:50

Bouncing back?

NewsFocusWhile the saying goes that things need to get worse before they can get better, experts now say that recent economic indicators suggest that, in 2013, some areas of legal will start to bounce back.

Friday, 08 February 2013 11:09

Suicide pricing ─ how low can you go?

News_FocusDesperate times call for desperate measures – or so we are led to believe. In the short-term, tactical solutions may seem attractive.  But in the long-term, they can harm not only law firms that are using them but also the overall market for legal services.
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