Times they are a-changing. Meet the international law firms with hardly any offices, no trainees, and the bare minimum of overheads. Clients are waking up to a very real alternative.
When Ryan Stafford, general counsel (GC) and vice president at $700m-turnover US manufacturer Littelfuse, was looking for a team at short notice to handle a transaction in Scandinavia and the Baltics, he wasn’t afraid to think big. He wanted a firm that could move fast, with people on the ground around the world, and a single contact point that he could speak to pretty quick. The usual suspects dropped the ball.