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.
A lack of a long-term strategy is a good indication of a company that lacks ambition, and this is often a fatal flaw. For our first ever Top 100 Executives list, Leaders League took the conscious decision to highlight those executives who, without losing sight of the present, have been able to envisage the future. It’s notoriously difficult to find a way for these two temporalities to coexist in today’s fast-paced digital world, but all those on our list have outstanding leadership abilities, iron determination and, of course, The Vision Thing.
The UK's sophisticated economy has many drivers, with the financial and professional services industries as two of its pillars. Its legal sector stands out as world class and is relied upon not just by domestic businesses, but also by companies and individuals the world over.
Some people change the world whilst others live the easy life, going with the grain. The most successful figures revolutionize their sector, their environment, their country. Whether it’s Xavier Niel, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Gandhi or Nelson Mandela, what are the secrets to leadership?