Brexit: Will English Law Remain the Market-Standard Choice of Governing Law?

The UK’s pivotal referendum on whether to leave or remain in the European Union is slated for June 23rd 2016, While both sides are campaigning heavily in the public eye, businesses in the UK are generally adopting a cautious approach to both any public statements on the issue as well as their approach to future business […]

How Dual-Qualified Lawyers Contribute to Overseas Practice: A Case Study

Lawyers who set about to achieve dual-qualification do so for a number of different reasons, but one of the most popular is being able to offer an added dimension to their domestic practice in their home jurisdiction. Jesus Valez is a partner in the Madrid office of Kennedys, a leading commercial law firm specialising in […]

London Legal Services Market Increasingly International

In a recent blog post, we wrote about the growth of UK law firms at the top end of the US market, especially in New York. It was once said that the US and the UK are two nations divided by a common language, but when it comes to legal services, they seem to be […]

Senior global law firm managing partner: English law is the law of choice of international clients and dual-qualification is a worthwhile step for foreign lawyers

Mr Oliver Brettle – Managing Partner of leading global law firm White & Case LLP – recently discussed with QLTS School the continued attraction of English law as the preferred jurisdiction for global business, and what this means in terms of demand for English lawyers. We were eager for Mr Brettle’s insight as to why […]

English Firms Ripe For International Mergers – Survey

Global business still prefers English law – and needs English-qualified solicitors – as confirmed recently by leading lights in the international legal profession. Reinforcing English law’s continued status as the preferred jurisdiction – and London as a major hub – for global business, nearly two thirds of international firms with a presence in London would […]

London continues to exert a gravitational pull on top US law firms

In July 2010, Legal Week‘s annual US law firms in London survey revealed that 86% of those firms were planning to increase their recruitment over 18 months. Well, Legal Week‘s latest US law firms in London survey shows that, despite the current economic uncertainty, top US law firms are making good on their pledges to […]