2022 has opened to news of yet another wave of Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions across many parts of the globe due to the Omicron variant. It can be tough to see much light at the end of the tunnel. But on 19 January the UK government signaled what they dearly hope will be ‘the beginning of the end’ for pandemic restrictions there. Compulsory face-mask wearing in indoor public spaces has ended and the requirement to self-isolate if testing positive is likely to end in March. Most immediately, and significantly for legal businesses, the work-from-home guidance that has been in place for most of the last two years has been retracted.
Law and Business are not mutually exclusive sub-sets. Neither of them can be practiced in isolation. However, the interplay of law and economic growth has always been an intriguing subject for legal researchers and those associated with the legal sector. With an increase in the number of opportunities available for growth, especially in developing economies, […]
India is finally gearing up to permit foreign law firms to conduct business within its borders. As Edge International’s principal in India, I would be more than happy to assist firms that are interested in exploring possible future opportunities for entering into this exciting new market. A Decade of Working for Change The admission of […]
For decades, I have spoken about India with the senior leaders of major law firms around the world. Because India was closed to the idea of foreign law firms practicing within its borders, the subject was academic to many. This is changing now. My fellow Edge principal, Bithika Anand – founder of Legal League, India’s […]
Eversheds Sutherland! Norton Rose/Chadbourne Parke! Arnold & Porter/Kaye Scholer! If it’s such a bad idea to get bigger to create scale and capability, why are so many smart leaders at so many leading firms doing it? As a regional or mid-market full-service firm, it’s easy these days to feel pretty un-validated by all of this […]
“The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and angle of contingency, and qualifies all his qualifications, but who throws himself on your part so heartily, that he can get you out of a scrape.” Ralph Waldo Emerson What are the essential qualities of a good lawyer? Someone who […]
Competition is the driving force that rules fragmentation and consolidation of law firms in India. Fragmentation and consolidation should ideally perform a three-fold function that mitigates risks in the legal services realm and gives sustainable protection to clients, public interests and law firms themselves. While a fragmented market and a consolidated market may present different […]