Recent reforms have opened the way for non-lawyer partners and external investment in UK-based law firms but they may not necessarily take advantage of all that is on offer, says Stephen Denyer, International Development Partner at Allen & Overy.
The future stability of the Western financial markets may ultimately depend on adapting new approaches to renumeration, believes Peter Cornell of Terra Firma Capital Partners.
Research suggests that the illiquidity characterising the international finance markets looks set to impact deal structures for the foreseeable future, say Tomas Gärdfors and James Dunnett of Norton Rose's European banking practice
Spain's private equity sector must adapt to the new world in which it finds itself or risk potential failure, says Mark Heappey, managing director of 3i in Madrid.
The failure of US law firms to become truly multicultural and international in their scope is an opportunity for other legal markets says Charna E. Sherman, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP.
Tuesday, 30 October 2007 20:00

Learning from Market Turmoil, Rodrigo Rato

Policymakers in both advanced and emerging market countries should learn some lessons from the recent turbulence in global financial markets, says Rodrigo Rato the outgoing Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The former Chief lawyer at Microsoft, William Newkom, who is the new President at the American Bar Association (ABA) believes that politicians should not interfere in the administration of justice.
A political crisis presents a significant challenge to corporate lawyers, says International Bar Association (IBA) Vice President, Fernando Peláez-Pier of Hoet Peláez Castillo & Duque in Caracas.

Far from questioning the current reforms of the legal profession, Garrigues chairman Antonio Garrigues, believes that they are a very positive development.

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