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Trends and changes in the legal market

In a rapidly changing world, we aim through our Insights to provide you with some food for thought in blogs and contributions in which we look into certain key questions, tendencies and changes our clients are confronted with.

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The top 100 european independent firms 2022: in which markets do we find the largest firms?

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UNCATEGORIZED EXPERTISE : LEGAL MARKET AUTHOR : Richard King DATE : 2 December 2022

The top 100 european independent firms 2022: in which markets do we find the largest firms?

Like us, you’ve no doubt found lots of interest in the 2022 data on the top 100 independent law firms in Europe. Compiled by The Lawyer, it makes for interesting reading. But don’t worry if you haven’t looked at it: this is the first of our ‘Christmas special’ series of short articles through December on…

IN THE PRESS EXPERTISE : STRATEGY AND GROWTH AUTHOR : Richard King DATE : 16 November 2022 SUPPORT : Law.com

‘Attractivity’ and its Role in Law Firm Success

Brand attraction is more important than ever in the legal market amid underlying competitive market pressures. The word ‘attractivity’ might puzzle you. It’s best thought of as organisational charisma—the quality or degree of a law firm’s attractive power or influence. How compelling is its proposition to clients and the market? This extends to all the…

EN BREF EXPERTISE : FINANCE AND PERFORMANCE AUTHOR : Patrick Bignon DATE : 7 November 2022

En temps de crise, quels leviers pour faciliter la croissance ?

2020, 2021 et le premier semestre de 2022 ont été, en termes d’activité, de très bonnes périodes pour beaucoup de sociétés de services professionnelles. Mais les choses ont dramatiquement changé ces derniers mois avec la guerre en Ukraine et les tensions géopolitiques, les multiples manifestations de la crise climatique, l’ombre persistante de la pandémie et…

ARTICLES AUTHOR : Patrick Bignon DATE : 21 September 2022

How Should Law Firms Develop Their International Networks?

The former worldwide managing partner of Andersen Legal and former CLO at Herbert Smith Freehills offer some solutions to law firms hoping to make the most of their international presence. It’s worth reflecting for a moment on just how global law firms truly are. For a start, firms are not everywhere. There are three regions…

IN THE PRESS AUTHOR : Patrick Bignon DATE : 19 July 2022 SUPPORT : GLOBAL LEGAL POST

Client-centricity in the legal profession: challenges and opportunities

Patrick Bignon and Richard King of consultancy Bignon De Keyser consider how legal businesses and lawyers can be more client-centric Bignon De Keyser consultants Patrick Bignon (PB, based in Paris) and Richard King (RK, based in London) reflect on the importance of client-centricity, why it’s a challenge (and an opportunity) in the legal profession and offer some…

IN THE PRESS DATE : 12 April 2022

Bignon De Keyser strengthens its leadership and change management services

Sébastien Baert joins the firm as a Senior Consultant  Bignon De Keyser, a strategy consulting firm dedicated to the legal professions, continues to grow and welcomes Sébastien Baert as a Senior Consultant to strengthen its intervention capacities and also to develop a leadership and change management offer. This addition to the existing consulting offer is…

ARTICLES EXPERTISE : LEGAL MARKET AUTHOR : Richard King DATE : 11 March 2022

LAW FIRMS: TOWARDS CONCENTRATION OR FURTHER FRAGMENTATION OF THE FRENCH MARKET?

According to the legal press, the law firm market should see a movement of consolidation in the United Kingdom in the coming months. This movement is more particularly aimed at British firms located between the top 100 and 200 firms, which are bearing the full brunt of competition from American firms and the Big Four…

ARTICLES AUTHOR : Richard King DATE : 25 February 2022

MAJOR TRENDS FOR THE YEAR TO COME

There is a point on which we no longer need to insist: the health crisis, from which we are still unfortunately struggling to emerge, has truly transformed and impacted the life of legal structures. If today, the legal industry is facing favourable economic prospects with good growth a key story in last year’s performance, structural…

ARTICLES EXPERTISE : CAPITAL HUMAIN AUTHOR : Steven De Keyser DATE : 28 August 2018

HR and law firms

People and clients are a law firm’s main assets. There is a lot written and said about how to take care of your clients. There is much less written about how to successfully manage and inspire people at a law firm. Larger firms have been developing clear career tracks and performance management systems for the…

ARTICLES EXPERTISE : AVOCATS AUTHOR : Steven De Keyser DATE : 20 August 2018

Why it is important for lawyers to (let) know why they do what they do (*)

What – How – Why ? The summer is a good time to reflect. Usually we reflect with law firms and legal departments about their future and how to best realize it. Simon Sinek’s book “Start with Why” inspired me to share a few more fundamental considerations about what makes law firms and legal departments…