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MacEwen: Law Firm M&A Demands 'Cultural Due Diligence'

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Jan. 14, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Bruce MacEwen, president at Adam Smith, Esq., talks with Lee Pacchia about the concept of 'cultural due diligence' in law firm mergers and acquisitions. According to Bruce, clients don't care...more

Bingham McCutchen Reaches Out For BigLaw Merger Partners

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July 22, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Casey Sullivan, reporter at Reuters, talks with Lee Pacchia about Bingham McCutchen's recent efforts to merge with another large law firm. According to Sullivan, the Boston based firm has made...more

Dentons Global Chair Eyes Growth Through Law Firm Mergers

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June 27, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Joseph Andrew, Global Chair at Dentons, talks with Lee Pacchia about his firm's decision to stop reporting Profits Per Equity Partner to media organizations tracking and ranking the financial...more

Not Dead Yet? How BigLaw's Best Firms Are Finding Growth

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Apr. 2, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Kent Zimmermann, consultant to law firms for The Zeughauser Group, tells Lee Pacchia that despite years of negative press heralding the end of BigLaw's best years, there are tangible signs of...more

Zimmermann: Up to 20% of AmLaw 200 "Badly Weakened"

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April 25 (Bloomberg Law) -- A substantial percentage of the nation's largest law firms enter the sixth year of the Great Recession "badly weakened," and more firms are expected to fail, according to law firm consultant Kent...more

Weekly Brief: UBS Smacked in LIBORgate Settlement

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Dec. 20 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. UBS announced a major settlement with US, UK and Swiss authorities for its role in rigging global interest rates. Also, Goldman...more

Law Firms Eye Mergers In Race To Go Global

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Dec. 3 (Bloomberg Law) -- Kent Zimmermann, consultant at the Zeughauser Group, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the market forces behind a recent wave of law firm mergers. Zimmermann says mega-deals such as Norton...more

Consultant: Law Firm Revenues & Profits Dropping, Layoffs Ahead

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Sept. 5 (Bloomberg Law) -- Kent Zimmermann, consultant to law firms for the Zeughauser Group, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the prospects for the legal services industry in 2013. Kent says that law firms have...more

Grubby Money - Lawyers’ Reluctance to Talk About Fees

by Pamela Woldow on

It’s no secret – and no surprise – that in today’s competitive and cost-constrained legal landscape price has taken center stage: clients are increasingly fixated on tightened budgets and efficient service delivery. It’s also...more

Dewey Need to Take a Pledge?

by Jerome Kowalski on

Dewey & LeBoeuf continues to be daily battered in the media. Too many of the slings and arrows now being shot Dewey’s way are self inflicted. Those with the most to lose seem to be trying to get this ship of state back on...more

US Law Firms enter Australia

by stephen moss on

Most law firm Managing Partners would agree that the pace of change in the legal services sector is accelerating. Changes in the past 18 – 24 months have outstripped the two previous decades. I predict that 2012 will...more

Australian Firms and the international challenge

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One thing is for certain: the legal services sector is in the early stages of a seismic shift. Law firms that do nothing in the face of this changing landscape, do so at their peril. Let me describe the context of the...more

Transfer Pricing and Indian Laws

by Devesh Pandey on

This Document talks about the legal framework for Taxation and transfer pricing in India and in the world, transfer pricing methods, methods for calculation of arms length price, associated enterprise, International Taxation...more

How One Law Firm Successfully Revamped its Associate Training Program

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ALIGNING ASSOCIATE TRAINING WITH CLIENT NEEDS: A CASE STUDY A recent survey by ALM Legal Intelligence shows that 61% of law firms feel pressured by clients to exclude junior associate hours on their matters. See how one...more

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