Research

Complex global M&A deals face increased merger clearance challenges, study finds

Some 43% of cross-border transactions over the past four years failed to close due to regulatory scrutiny

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Deals | UK

London’s Commercial Court sees rise in international litigants despite sharp fall in number of Russians

Study finds decline in Russian litigants is offset by record numbers of Swiss and UAE users

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News | UK

UK sets high standards on financial regulation but better global benchmarks needed, study finds

UK business secretary Kemi Badenoch also says regulatory burden is too high during TheCityUK conference speech

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News | UK

South Korea’s legal profession lags on gender equality, IBA report finds

Just 29% of all lawyers in South Korea are female, with women making up only 13% of senior positions at law firms

Tech innovation is expected to fuel IP filing boom over next 12 months, study finds


UnitedLex survey also shows that regulatory changes and resource constraints are weighing on IP teams

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News | US

Global dealmakers expect M&A disputes to increase on economic, geopolitical woes

Berkeley Research Group survey shows that digital assets, energy and ESG will be key disputes areas in 2024

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Deals | US

The perfect partner part two: a trusted evaluation process

Tougher operating conditions means law firm leaders may need to rethink their partner performance evaluation process, writes Moray McLaren

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The perfect partner part one: revisiting and redefining partner contribution

Law firms worldwide are reevaluating partner remuneration strategies amid rising costs and economic uncertainties, writes Moray McLaren

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Majority of global CLOs see in-house budgets shrink, workloads increase, ACC survey shows

Pressure to do more with less is increasing focus on operational efficiency and tech

Global M&A set to rebound in 2024, study finds

Survey of senior executives by Norton Rose Fulbright and Mergermarket points to ‘more active global M&A market’

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Deals |

Kirkland tops global 2023 M&A rankings ahead of Latham as dealmaking hits 10-year low

Deal value fell 17% in 2023 to $2.9trn with volume down 6% to 55,200

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Deals | US

‘Nobody should be experiencing these behaviours’: report highlights employee bullying at the Bar

Landmark research by the Legal Practice Management Association and Institute of Barristers’ Clerks found more than a quarter of Bar employees had been bullied

UK legal services sector sees revenue climb in 2022 but pace of growth halves

Growth slows to 5.6% from 12.5% in 2021, according to TheCityUK’s annual UK legal services report

Resilient luxury market predicted to reach new record €1.5tr in 2023

Annual Bain & Company and Altagamma report says personal luxury segment is driving growth

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News | UK

Senior ranks of Dutch lawyers near gender parity, study finds

While 46% of all senior lawyers are women, male leaders continue to dominate in law firms and corporate legal teams

Arbitration survey highlights concern over use of AI for legal texts and adjudications

Report highlights growing awareness of AI’s benefits, but flags need for regulation and disclosure

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Most global law firms falling short on responsible business practices, study finds

Burges Salmon tops list of firms meeting client expectations on people, planet and governance, according to Lamp House Strategy

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ESG | UK

Law Society strikes bullish note as report upholds England and Wales as leading legal jurisdiction internationally

London commercial and arbitration courts outperform rivals in New York, Hong Kong and Singapore, report finds

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News | UK

Law firm marketing and BD teams spend more time on firefighting than strategy, study finds

Law firms also lack sufficient investment in their marketing and business development teams

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News | UK

White & Case is fastest-growing law firm in Africa since 2019, study finds

US firm grew African headcount 177% between 2019 and 2022, according to Africa Legal

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News | UK
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