Bigger. Better. Both?
30 June, 2014
Merging to build a future or merging to have a future?
David Goener. Accounting. Consulting engineering. Engineering. Law. Management consulting. Mergers & Acquisitions. Other professional services. Strategy
Mergers among professional services firms have long been seen as an opportunity to access new markets, acquire new service lines and build critical mass. Not all have been successful but they have, for the most part, been driven by a common desire to build for the future. However some recent examples have led to the […]
20 June, 2014
Signs of trouble in BigLaw firms
Analysis of media reports suggests there are very few signs of trouble in BigLaw firms in the years before they collapse. The swift death of Canadian blue chip BigLaw firm Heenan Blaikie in February this year is the most recent high profile case. Given the turbulence in the BigLaw industry in all developed economies and […]
10 June, 2014
The Trusted Advisor. RIP.
Guest. Accounting. Consulting engineering. Law. Management consulting. Other professional services. Strategy
There are 10 reasons why it’s time to drop the tired phrase of ‘Trusted Advisor’ from your client strategy. In fact it’s time for the Trusted Advisor to RIP. It’s the phrase found most often in the marketing collateral and websites of the best known law firms. But is it time to challenge this shibboleth? Is […]
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