Legal Business asked more than 20 legal heavyweights to name the defining moments that shaped the profession since the launch of Legal Business.
Wim Dejonghe, managing partner, Allen & Overy
On globalisation in law:
‘Domestic firms going global – this has been the main event of the last 25 years. That started in the mid-1990s and there has been no way back. Baker & McKenzie was a pioneer of the globalisation trend. It has done extremely well in its market. Two firms that have come from a regional base and developed well include DLA Piper – coming from [the English regions] is impressive – and Latham & Watkins from LA. Given their position 25 years ago and where they are now, these three firms come to mind.’