International | Europe In Print

2015 Arbitration Scorecard: Deciding the World's Biggest Disputes

Michael D. Goldhaber | July 1, 2015

Our survey finds more billion-dollar cases than ever—and they’re being heard by the same tiny club of arbitrators.

Cover Story


2015 Arbitration Scorecard: Highest Stakes

By Michael D. Goldhaber |

The 10 biggest disputes from our 2015 survey, ranked by the amount in controversy.


United Kingdom
The End of Lockstep? Not So Fast.

News that Linklaters is to finally modify its lockstep has raised fresh questions over the long-term future of the compensation system. But with some tinkering, lockstep may prove more durable than many think.

Editor’s Note

Opening Statements

Competition Heats Up in Brussels

By Tania Karas |

A new Competition Commissioner and a surge in M&A are keeping antitrust lawyers busy in the European Union's capital.

Frankfurt Banking Lawyers Benefit from New Regulatory Regime

By Tania Karas |

As the European Central Bank takes over as regulator for the eurozone's biggest lenders, clients have plenty of questions.

Turkey's Digital Blackouts

By Tania Karas |

Lawyers grapple with government-imposed online restrictions that have snared even Internet giants such as Google and Facebook.

United Kingdom
Creative Uses for the U.K.'s ABS Mechanism

By Brian Baxter |

Alternative Business Structure (ABS) status allowed one U.K. firm, Gateley, to go public this spring—and has also helped several foreign firms enter the British legal market.

United Kingdom
Eversheds, Pinsent Masons Edge Out Magic Circle in U.K. Brand Survey

By Zoe Ferguson |

In Acritas' U.K. Law Firm Brand Index 2015, general counsel gave some U.K. midtier firms higher favorability ratings than their most elite competitors.


Chart: The American Advance in Europe

By Zoe Ferguson |

Data from the NLJ 350 shows how U.S.-based law firms have expanded in nearly every country across the pond over the past decade.

Big Deals

By Rebecca Geiger |

In the largest recent M&A deals across Europe, which law firms got the work?