Why Japan needs an energy law blog

Shoichi Itoh, Senior Analyst at the Institute of Energy Economics in Japan has outlined in an article published by the Brookings Institution the urgent need Japan has for energy resources post-Fukushima disaster.  As a result of Japan’s earthquake of some two […]

Why law firm growth is not dead

In a recent interview with Lee Pachia of Bloomberg Law, Bruce MacEwen of Adam Smith Esq outlined the essence of his new book entitled: Growth is Dead, Now What? – his belief that the data indicates that […]

Indonesia’s growing economy a major opportunity for lawyers

“The Indonesian economy, the biggest in Southeast Asia” grew by 6.2% last year, as BBC News reported this week .  Down from 6.5% in 2011, the Indonesian economy still grew markedly faster than the US (2.2% ) and the EU […]

Asia’s largest law firm forms new Gulf States alliance

Trade Arabia reported today that “Hussain Lootah & Associates (HL&A) Law Firm, one of the GCC’s leading law firms, has signed a cooperative agreement with China-based Dacheng Law Offices (DLO), Asia’s largest law firm.” Both firms have agreed to “lend each other’s […]

US and Chinese law firms, seeking overseas business, form marketing tie-ups

As the Philadelphia Enquirer reported last month, US law firm White & Williams LLP and Chinese law firm Winners “formalized an alliance to help each other’s clients” last month in Tianjin, China.  The work to form an alliance began three years ago […]

Global mergers point to a need for law firm sales divisions

Mike O’Horo,  Co-Founder of law firm business development consultancy RainmakerVT  —  in reaction to the 2012 announcement of global law firm mergers by Dentons and Norton Fulbright, wrote that: “When I see these mega-firm combinations, the phrase ‘trying […]

Team sales pros with content-expert lawyers to win new business

Mike O’Horo, Co-Founder of RainmakerVT, a legal business development consultancy, wrote in a recent blogpost that: “Law firms should emulate their corporate clients and hire experienced full-time professional salespersons and team them up with content-expert partners”.  Mike’s […]

Myanmar’s first investment bank reflects the regions opportunity for professional services firms

The opening of the Myanmar economy to international trade and the democratization of the country have been widely reported around the world in recent months. As the New York Times reported: “After years of stagnation, change is coming […]

China, Japan, fuel growth in international energy mergers and acquisitions

While overall ”global M&A activity is down 15% from last year, Chinese and Japanese firms, [on the other hand], have [been on a buying spree] — [having] bought a record number of overseas companies… mostly in the oil and gas sector” […]

Why Silicon Valley may produce the law firm of the future

San Francisco and Silicon Valley to its’ south, both sit at the nexus of innovation, entrepreneurialism, private equity and venture capital.  Sitting astride the companies and visionaries who are best known to the world as the leading […]

India’s legal industry is booming, and there’s room for growth

“India[s] legal services industry is growing at a rate of about 40% per annum”, according to a report by Daisy Khanna, of KPO Consultants, a New Delhi-based consulting company which provides business solutions exclusively to the Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) […]