February has been a month of news. From ecological disasters to political turmoil, the devastation of the Turkey-Syria earthquake and the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, barely a day has passed without reports of new strife. There have also been several major shifts in the global legal space, which we at Lawyer Monthly have continued to track as they develop.
In our front cover story, we examine a recent transaction: the completion of Turkish tech start-up Figopara’s $11 million investment round. This special transaction report features an interview with Görkem Gökçe, founder and managing partner of the firm Gökçe, which advised Figopara. He offers personal insight into how the investment round progressed, along with an incisive look at the Turkish tech climate. The report can be found on page 10.
Other high-profile authors this month include Dr Anju Khanna (page 20), who has been gracious enough to share exclusive insights into her work as a leading patent lawyer in India, and Brett Rivkind (page 46), who has won acclaim in the US for his diligence as a maritime personal injury lawyer. Both guest authors share their expertise in incisive interviews exclusive to Lawyer Monthly.
In addition, the March edition comes equipped with a full briefing of news and appointments in the legal sector, as well as a host of diverse editorials. The areas covered include estate planning, litigation, ADR and international debt collection, as well as deeper dives into popular law topics such as the rise of ‘true crime’ media and the growing attraction of legal apprenticeships. We are excited to present each of these features in one of our most wide-ranging issues to date.
We hope that you enjoy this edition!