When is the cycle going to end? While the question has been discussed at length by real estate professionals in recent months, the general consensus seems to be ‘no time soon’. Several of the leaders interviewed for this special report have committed their companies to targeting core office properties to hedge against a possible market downturn. That is just one of many strategies being deployed by investors in Europe in 2019. Leaders League gives you a 360-degree perspective on the state of play in the industry today, in the company of its main players.
It is a well-known fact that success takes hard work, but hours spent behind a desk are not enough to realize the most ambitious of goals. The recipe is more complex and requires an injection of soul, a potent cocktail of resilience, benevolence, vision and, above all, passion. Entrepreneurs, musicians, sportsmen, doctors… Leaders League showcases a gallery of inspiring leaders who enthusiastically share their vision of sustainable success.
May's European elections are fast approaching. For the European Union and the Juncker Commission which has been in position since November 2014, it’s time to review progress. And this time it is positive. Defense, social welfare, trade, budget, research... driven by an active, realistic Franco-German team, the EU is moving forward step by step, with work going on in the background that often passes unnoticed. It is allowing the Old Continent to compete with the United States and China on a wide range of issues. And the trend is set to continue despite Brexit. Leaders league takes look at the EU’s big breakthroughs.
The Spanish legal market is currently experiencing a period of strong economic growth that began a few years ago. The robust economic environment has helped boost this process. In 2017 Spain had one of Europe’s fastest-growing economies. Home to one of the oldest legal markets in Europe, the country is a decentralized state, a fact that shapes the local legal market, which is dominated by five major firms with strong Spanish roots and significant international presence. Despite the dominant position of domestic practices, foreign law firms are quite active in the Spanish market. New legaltech business models have the potential to revolutionize the Iberian legal market. They pose significant challenges, yet provide a wealth of opportunities for both established and new firms.
This first-ever edition of Leaders League's rich-list finds the world's wealthiest in fine financial fettle. The combined worth of our billionaires has gone up 15% in the space of a year, passing the two trillion dollar mark. Read on to discover the deals making their, ever-increasing, fortunes.