When the financial crisis hit, many expected private equity heavyweights and committed independents Travers Smith and Macfarlanes to suffer. Five years on, and the pair have bounced back surprisingly well - this Legal Week article finds out why and how.
Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 03 March 2014 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
Although trusts have endured through the centuries into the modern age, they have recently fallen victim to intense political and regulatory pressure. At the Legal Week Private Client Forum last year, leading practitioners tackled the thorny question of whether trusts have finally had their day.
Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 17 February 2014 | Practice Area: Succession Planning and Trusts
As the legal market becomes ever more competitive and GCs increasingly more demanding, only the best-run firms will survive. The focus of this year’s Global Independent Law Firms Forum is the changing international market for legal business and the place that independent law firms have within it.
Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 07 February 2014 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
Where is trust litigation coming from, and what are the most common problems encountered? This year's Legal Week Trust & Estates Litigation Forum, chaired by Shan Warnock-Smith QC of 5 Stone Buildings and co-chair Anthony Poulton of Baker & McKenzie, will address the future of trust litigation.
Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 29 January 2014 | Practice Area: Succession Planning and Trusts
It takes courage to reach out to new markets, particularly given considerations such as profitability, lead time and safety. So what can private client lawyers learn from emerging jurisdictions amid the rise of the 'global citizen'? The Private Client Forum Americas will tackle such issues and more.
Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 11 November 2013 | Practice Area: Private Client
How comprehensive is your playbook? The playbook is your pre-arranged course of action that you turn to in the event of a crisis and is a key step in risk readiness. The Corporate Governance & Risk Forum has been designed with building your playbook in mind.
Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 08 October 2013 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance
As emerging markets continue to grow in prominence, and individuals whose wealth is self-made seek more freedom from red tape, where does the role of the private client lawyer sit? This year’s Legal Week Private Client Forum will address global shifts in the distribution of wealth.
Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 28 August 2013 | Practice Area: Private Client
London is one of the key dispute resolution hubs of the world – but what is it that draws people to the City? Is it trust or is it technique? This year's Commercial Litigation Forum will look at global and domestic trends, workflow and what clients can expect over the coming years.
Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 27 August 2013 | Practice Area: Litigation
The general counsel has rapidly evolved over the last few years as globalisation continues apace and international opportunities grow. The Global Corporate Counsel Forum will explore how GCs can get the balance right between facilitating expansion and mitigating the risks that come with it.
Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 20 August 2013 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance
The second annual Corporate Counsel Forum Africa, in partnership with the Corporate Lawyers Association of South Africa, offers an opportunity to meet with peers and industry experts from across Africa to discuss the evolving role of in-house counsel in today’s demanding business world.
Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 16 August 2013 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance
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