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.

UK: A Centre of Legal Excellence

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.

Co-founder of Raise and president of Women’s Forum, Clara Gaymard defines a liberated company by its capacity to “put people at the heart of its ambitions, not processes and progress reports” and leadership by the ability to transmit curiosity, autonomy and, above all, desire – three essential ingredients for individual fulfillment as well as collective success.

Clara Gaymard: “A liberated company puts people at the heart of its ambitions”

Co-founder of Raise and president of Women’s Forum, Clara Gaymard defines a liberated company by its capacity to “put people at the heart of its ambitions, not processes and progress reports” and leadership by the ability to transmit curiosity, auton...

The numbers have been crunched and while the peak of 2015, when 81 startups passed the billion dollar value mark, was not reached, in 2017, we saw the creation of 14 more unicorns than in 2016, according to the analyst firm PitchBook, cited in French financial newspaper Les Echos.

More Than 50 Startups Became Unicorns in 2017

The numbers have been crunched and while the peak of 2015, when 81 startups passed the billion dollar value mark, was not reached, in 2017, we saw the creation of 14 more unicorns than in 2016, according to the analyst firm PitchBook, cited in French...

The UK’s second-largest construction firm, Carillion, has gone into liquidation after talks with the government failed to find a solution to its financial problems.

UK Construction Giant Carillion Goes Into Liquidation

The UK’s second-largest construction firm, Carillion, has gone into liquidation after talks with the government failed to find a solution to its financial problems.

‘We want 20% of senior PE professionals to be women’

Kathleen Bacon is a managing director at HarbourVest and specializes in European and emerging markets investments. She shares her thoughts on the firm’s strategy, the state of the market and efforts to attract more women to private equity.   Leader...

As arbitration week is under way, Leaders League publishes its exclusive interview with highly regarded barrister Christopher Style QC, deputy chairman of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).

Interview with Christopher Style QC, Deputy Chairman of the LCIA

As arbitration week is under way, Leaders League publishes its exclusive interview with highly regarded barrister Christopher Style QC, deputy chairman of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).