The 2015 Nigerian election has dominated the recent socio-political, economic and legal landscape. Despite fears of conflict, the race for the presidency passed more peacefully than in 2011 and the process was described by the World Bank as the “freest and fairest in the country’s election history”. The markets responded positively to General Muhammadu Buhari’s victory, with the Nigerian stock market recording an unprecedented gain of almost a trillion naira following the peaceful conclusion to the elections. Please click here to read on.
We are delighted to introduce our brand new Austria special report, a detailed guide to the country’s legal market, featuring 337 listings from 108 law firms.
We feature a unique combination of 28 distinct practice area chapters for Austria, with each chapter providing an overview of the market and the leading lawyers featured within it. Arbitration | Asset Recovery | Banking | Business Crime Defence | Capital Markets | Competition | Construction | Corporate Tax | Energy | Environment | Franchise | Government Contracts | Insolvency & Restructuring | Insurance & Reinsurance | Investigations | Life Sciences | Litigation | Labour & Employment | M&A and Governance | Mediation | Patents | Private Client | Private Funds | Product Liability Defence | Real Estate | TMT | Trademarks | Transport
We are also pleased to feature exclusive practice area reviews written by market-leading experts. Gerold Zeiler of zeiler.partners Rechtsanwälte provides an overview of the Rules of Arbitration and Conciliation adopted by the Vienna International Arbitral Centre, which took effect in 2013. Clemens Philipp Schindler of Schindler and Partners provides an in-depth review of Austrian corporate law and recent deal activity.
Austria navigated its way through the global financial crisis favourably in comparison with numerous other eurozone jurisdictions and the country still performs strongly in terms of GDP per capita, with an IMF forecast predicting gradual economic growth for Austria towards the end of 2015. Please click here to read on.
South Africa’s largest law firm ENSafrica has joined forces with Rex Attorneys to form ENSafrica | Tanzania.
Two leading firms from the Baltic States have combined to create the new law firm Ellex. The Riga and Vilnius offices of LAWIN, as well as the Estonia office of Raidla Lejins & Norcous, have rebranded as Raidla Ellex, Klavins Ellex and Valiunas Ellex.
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