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Event information

Start Date: Mon 16 Nov 2020 Timings: 8.30am - 6.00pm

Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE

Legal Business launches its first one-day summit dedicated to leading independent law firms, bringing the cream of Europe’s legal profession together in central London.

Agenda

Europe’s resurgent independent law firms – The leaders’ perspective

The region’s independent law firms have staged a dramatic comeback against the legal industry cross-border giants over the last ten years from the UK across mainland Europe. We assemble leaders from the elite independents to gauge the secrets of their success, the challenges ahead and how the bellwether firms will evolve.


Brexit and beyond – The evolution of Europe’s key legal hubs

With the UK’s exit from the EU threatening mutual recognition and bringing a number of challenges to solicitors on the continent, will more opportunities arise for European independents? We explore Brexit’s impact on the legal industry and ask how Europe’s key professional services hubs will evolve after the split.


Investing in Israel – The region’s newest hotspot?

With Israel’s tech-heavy economy continuing to build an outsized global profile, can Tel Aviv establish itself as a key centre for professional services and TMT investment? We hear from players in one of the region’s fastest-moving markets.


Turkey and Europe – Growing links or missed opportunities?

As one of the most-touted emerging markets on the doorstep of Europe, Turkey has seen high hopes for its economy often dashed in recent years amid political uncertainty and turbulent trade relations. We assemble senior advisers to assess the prospects for foreign investment, the local legal market and how Turkey’s links with Europe will evolve.


Eastern Europe’s long and winding road

Having initially attracted huge investment and foreign law firms after the fall of the Iron Curtain, Eastern European jurisdictions have fallen out of fashion in recent years, with foreign investors growing wary of authoritarian governments. With a group of mid-market foreign law firms now expanding across the region, we assess how the regional market will adapt and how the leading independents will respond.


Deal perspectives in Europe – The region’s key M&A trends

Amid a subdued period for marquee takeovers in Europe, deal activity is being increasingly concentrated in hot sectors like private equity, pharma and technology. We assemble dealmakers across the region’s key hubs to size up the defining trends in European M&A as the shadow of Brexit and a looming global slowdown loom large.


So hot right now – Paris’s legal market simmers again

With international law firms investing again and robust levels of deal activity, the French capital has burst back into life in recent years. We assess the revival of one of Europe’s most unpredictable and influential legal markets.

 

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