Firms fret over Ukraine crisis

Friday, 18 April 2014 Written by

Law firms and other businesses around the globe are voicing growing concern over the Russia-Ukraine crisis. In the short term, however, EU and U.S. sanctions are also creating work for lawyers on the ground.

Although foreign firms have expressed trepidation about Russia’s actions in the region, many fearing it is destabilizing a large part of the economy at a time when there is still a hangover from the global financial crisis, some Moscow-based lawyers say it is business as usual for the most part.

London has long been known as a city where white men have largely run the show, although some say that changing. But is it in the legal market, which has seen dwindling female partnership numbers in recent years?

The law firm SORAINEN has won the “Baltic Law Firm of the Year” award at the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) European Awards 2014, according to a firm statement.

To merge or not to merge?

Thursday, 17 April 2014 Written by

Law firm mergers have always been tricky and history has shown they often don’t work very well. But there is an uptick in merger activity with 88 firms merging in the United States last year, according to a study by legal consulting firm Altman Weill.

Latin Lawyer, in its international trade law survey, has selected Akin Gump among “the names that governments and private companies operating in Latin America need to know to make the most of global trade links and avoid falling afoul of the rules.”