A Practical Handbook for Lawyers, Second Edition
In an increasingly competitive landscape and with challenges from disrupters, the Big 4 and technology, business development has a pivotal role in a law firms’ strategic success and their ability to stand out from the crowd.
The second edition of Business Development: A Practical Handbook for Lawyers, edited by Stephen Revell from Freshfields, revisits the theory, tools and skills needed to implement effective business development in law firms today. Content covers the practical elements – such as what the perfect pitch looks like – as well as the strategic elements, including the variety of structures and approaches to business development at law firms of all sizes.More details »
In-house legal teams are under more pressure than ever to add value to their organisations. This Special Report combines the rigour of Harvard research with a pragmatic focus based on input from hundreds of General Counsels, in-house lawyers, CEOs and board members to show why and how legal teams work across silos – what we call ‘Smart Collaboration.’ It includes the business case, practical tips, case studies and tools to help legal teams master the four essential ‘vectors’ of collaboration.More details »
A Practical Handbook, Second Edition
This practical new edition contains contributions from leading international arbitration practitioners and arbitrators in the field, in-house counsel and industry experts and covers the various stages of a gas pricing dispute, from drafting the clause to triggering a review, all the way through the various stages of the arbitral process. It also builds on the first edition by containing insights into more substantive topics such as hub indexation, the impact on pricing of non-price terms like destination flexibility, and the differences between gas and LNG price reviews.
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A Transactional Analysis, Fourth Edition
This practical fourth edition introduces the world of private equity, explains its rise and recent dynamics, and explores the key ingredients of private equity transactions and the technical issues associated with them. Featuring fully updated chapters by leading private equity practitioners, the book includes high-level analysis of private equity fund structures, equity and debt finance, acquisition documentation, due diligence, tax structuring, pensions issues and public-to-privates.
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Regulation, compliance and ethics are the three common features of all well-run law firms. This second edition has been updated to reflect the replacement of the SRA Handbook with the new regulatory toolkit, the SRA Standards and Regulations, in order to help lawyers acknowledge and develop strategies to accommodate risk management, regulatory and legal compliance and ethical values in their business.
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This Special Report explores the central themes arising from the low carbon energy transition and explains why the challenges faced in delivering Net Zero should not be underestimated. It sets out how the road to Net Zero will involve a repurposing of not only our energy system but also our own behaviour. Written with both the lawyer and non-lawyer in mind, this report will appeal to those with an interest in the energy sector as well as those who are enthusiastic about the implications of the radical Net Zero ambition on the energy system as a whole.More details »
Setting up a family office is never an easy undertaking and can present numerous challenges for anyone seeking to steward assets for future generations or meet the complex needs of extended family members. This Special Report provides a practical guide to the main factors to consider when setting up a family office and helps families and their advisers navigate a path through the wide range of family office models in use today.More details »
Many professionals, especially those who own all or part of their firm, find it difficult to think about retirement. Partner Retirement in Law Firms is designed to help reduce procrastination and encourage proactive retirement planning. In this new Special Report, expert contributors provide tips and guidance for navigating the difficult aspects of retirement in the broad context of career planning.More details »
This Special Report offers a research-based view into the importance of soft skills for modern lawyers and how law firms develop essential soft skills – whether to comply with SRA rules, to lead productive teams, to provide the best service to clients or to grow their practice. This report is the guide to developing the skills needed to get ahead and stay ahead in your legal career.More details »
A Practical Global Guide, Second Edition
Merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions have increased dramatically both in number and volume around the world in the last decades. Fully updated, this new edition features leading experts in the field of international arbitration who provide legal and practical guidance on the key types of dispute likely to arise from M&A transactions (eg, warranty claims, shareholder disputes, claims relating to completion accounts), and offer procedural and tactical tips for arbitration arising from them.More details »
As a result of Brexit, further globalisation and analysis of referral work, international law firms have made it a strategic priority to expand their capabilities and to enter new markets. This book, coordinated by Gerard Tanja and Robert van Beemen of Venturis Consulting Group, explores some of the crucial elements relating to international growth strategies in the legal sector: law firm mergers, market entries, the onboarding of teams, and the development of international referral strategies.More details »
With so much information available about professionals online, it is essential to actively manage your own profile and not leave it to chance. This Special Report will show you how to build a stronger public, professional profile in order to attract opportunities, enhance career progression and win new business. At the end of the report, you will have put together your own practical, personal profile plan and will be able put it into action.More details »
Talent Development in Law Firms, Second Edition
The second edition of this book coordinated by Rebecca Normand-Hochman explores the various elements of what law firms can do to "manage talent" in the most effective ways as well as to overcome the challenges that firms often encounter in their efforts. Topics covered include setting the foundations of a successful talent management strategy, new approaches to managing performance, leading lawyers through change, effective teamwork and collaboration, cultural intelligence and how to develop innovative mindsets for future challenges.More details »
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a quickly evolving next generation technology which mitigates climate change by capturing and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) before it is released into the atmosphere. This Special Report explores the most recent regulatory, political and economic trends and themes arising from CCS technologies and projects to help the reader succeed in this rapidly changing market.More details »
This new Special Report takes the reader through the key principles of data protection law as it will exist in a post-EU environment, providing practical explanations of the scope of UK legislation and how to assure compliance with the law. It will be of interest to in-house counsel, individuals responsible for personal data management and governance including data protection officers and all with responsibility for data systems and infrastructure at a senior level.More details »
Taking Your Seat at the Table
Business Thinking in Practice for In-house Counsel: Taking Your Seat at the Table takes a practical look at key concepts from influential business theory and illustrates how these are applicable to managing or working in an in-house legal department.
Topics covered include purpose, culture, talent and innovation, all of which intersect to provide the structure and framework for legal teams to create a competitive edge. Each chapter features an interview and case study with a general counsel and/or legal team to demonstrate how business concepts can be used in-house most effectively.More details »
By guiding you through the first 100 days in a significant role, this Special Report seeks to address some of the challenges of the demanding role of General Counsel. It will show you how to navigate between acting as wise counsel to management while leading your team successfully. It is a must-read for any current or aspiring GC, in-house legal teams, HR directors, CEOs and private practice lawyers who wish to know what to expect from the in-house teams.More details »
A Question of Culture
Written by one of the most respected leaders of law firm innovation, this book will help those contemplating or leading digital change in law firms to develop and execute a compelling digital transformation strategy. With a particular focus on the cultural and organisational challenges inherent in a law firm partnership, the book provides practical advice on how to effect meaningful and sustainable change.
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A Practical Global Guide, Second Edition
Updated for 2020, International Advertising Law addresses the relevant law and regulations, as well as setting out practical considerations. The book covers key areas of advertising law such as local complaints procedures and enforcement, comparative advertising, influencer campaigns, sales promotions, ambush marketing, product placement, direct marketing and online behavioural advertising, and includes chapters from leading experts in 30 jurisdictions.More details »
02 July 2020
Alan Tilley, Chairman at Bryan Mansell & Tilley LLP discusses the new insolvency legislation that is currently making its way through parliament and the significant impact this will have on the restructuring of distressed SME businesses.Read blog »
22 June 2020
The author of our Special Report on Essential Soft Skills for Lawyers, Kim Tasso, shares her findingsRead blog »
15 May 2020
Paul Beber, Managing Director of Cecil Associates lays out the top 10 accounting and money tips for individual partners considering retirement.Read blog »