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A large deal in the legal media and rankings business that was announced just before Christmas, and is set to close in early 2019. London-based Euromoney Institutional Investor acquired the business-to-business arm of financial news provider TheStreet for $87 million, which includes The Deal and BoardEx. The unit of Euromoney that made the acquisition was its specialist information division that oversees legal directories such as IFLR1000 and World Tax. At first blush, the deal
Best Lawyers together with its partner US News has introduced a new product feature on its directory called Lawyer Commendations that allows lawyers to interact directly with each other and recognize each other’s work. These recommendations, a feature of the new Lawyer Directory that was launched in 2018 by Best Lawyers and US News, will appear on an attorney’s directory profile. Part of the driver behind the new feature is to help connect the traditional…
The Lawyer has launched a digital version of its Litigation Tracker product, a litigation news and analysis service that first came to the market in 2017. According to The Lawyer, the Litigation Tracker now holds over 8,500 cases involving nearly 8,000 companies, and includes judgments from 15 English courts since 2015. The subscription product enables users to slice and dice the information to show which firms are most active for different types of litigation.…
Put the kettle on, this is going to be a long one. In the almost 20 years I’ve worked in legal marketing, I can’t remember a year in which so much happened.  Are Directories Worth It? Every year we revisit a 20-year debate as to whether legal directories remain relevant – with peak angst usually around October when the two big London publishers, Chambers and Legal 500, release their annual guides. “Getting into directories not
Law firms with an Israeli practice are invited to submit deal information to the latest edition of a directory that showcases firms with the strongest capability in the country. Launched in 2015 by Tel Aviv-based marketing consultant, Idan Nishlis, Israel Desks, which claims to be the only legal industry tables for global law firms with Israel desks, offers detailed information about the Israel practices of international law firms. The methodology behind the tables…
India Business Law Journal, a leading monthly legal magazine that covers India’s legal market for in-house counsel and law firms, has named the country’s top 100 private practice lawyers. Now in its third edition, the India Business Law Journal list features 13 new names this year. Most of the lawyers listed practice in Mumbai (pictured) and Delhi, and are drawn from a variety of practice areas from corporate and litigation to intellectual property. To…
Confidentiality is the biggest area of concern for law firms when preparing directory submissions. Questions around confidentiality generate more queries than anything else – what does confidential mean? How do the directories use matter information? What’s publishable and what isn’t? Law firms grapple with these issues on a daily basis. Below is a guide to the different ways you can present your matters to the directories. Using an example written in the standard Chambers submission…
The Times of London has reported that The Lawyer, the leading legal industry trade publication, may be sold. In a scoop written by technology, media, and telecoms correspondent Ben Woods, the Sunday edition of The Times says that Centaur Media, the owner of The Lawyer, is hoping to raise £45 million from the sale. The Lawyer is described in the article as the “jewel in the crown” of Centaur, which is a large…
2018 has been a defining year for Chambers & Partners, with the exit of founder Michael Chambers, a new management team, private equity investment, a move to a new office, and a new-look website. At the recent launch of the company’s UK directory, I spoke with chief executive Mark Wyatt for an update on some of the changes. LPFirstly, you’ve changed the url of the website? MWOur website had been chambersandpartners.co.uk…
IFLR1000 has released its first ever rankings of US law firms at a state level. While IFLR1000 has researched and covered the US since 1990 at a nationwide level, this is its first analysis of the financial and corporate law markets within the states. 25 states are featured in IFLR’s core practice areas of banking, capital markets, M&A and restructuring/insolvency. Additionally, IFLR has compiled a list of the top attorneys in the US, with…