Roving RSG - Monthly Archive - Oct 2010

European Lawyers: Collaborating or Stagnating post the Crisis?

The FT’s investigation into innovation in the European legal industry is now in its fifth year. Last year we covered the lawyers’ role in the credit crisis, an extreme set of circumstances in which the lawyers took centre stage. We called the 2009 report the ‘Change’ issue as many commentators predicted that the crisis would accelerate fundamental change in the profession. Were they right? Has the legal profession answered the challenge of one of the severest economic crises since the Great Depression or is it back to business as usual?
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The Global Threat to Spanish Tradition

Big might be beautiful but it is by no means innovative. Now in its fifth year of publication, The Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report continues to reward European law firms for proactive originality irrespective of transaction size.  This levelling approach has continually seen the international law firm Eversheds and regional firm Wragge & Co disrupt the traditional dominance of the UK’s magic circle firms at the top of the FT Law 50, the accompanying table of the most Innovative European Law firms. The same, however, cannot be said of Spain.
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Korea Leaves Legal India Behind

Now that Seoul has been added to the list of Asian cities open to international lawyers, how long can Delhi and Mumbai afford to be kept off the Asian Grand Tour by India’s closed legal market?
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