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Swiss verein arrangements on the rise

Oct 5, 2013 Law firms are pursuing mergers at an astonishing rate, seeking out greater stability and market reach by partnering up at the domestic and international level. The Swiss verein model has become an increasingly…

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Survey points to concern over ABSs in the UK

Aug 7, 2013 A new survey reveals a widespread perception that alternative business structures will undermine the service provided by law firms. ABSs were introduced in the UK to allow legal services to be provided under business…

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The Rise of the General Counsel

Oct 8, 2012 Ben Heineman Jr has addressed the rise in the role of in-house counsel in an article entitled “The Rise of the General Counsel” for The Harvard Business Review. The article responds to a recent New York Times…

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Firms double dealing on human rights?

Mar 19, 2010 I thought I'd point out this interesting article on the role of law firms in the protection of human rights. The article notes that the wealthiest international law firms are keen to show a commitment to human…

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