14 May 2012
China’s competition authorities are enforcing the law seriouly, and are even targeting SOEs
A 2009 employment discrimination case hints at poisonous politics at firm’s heart
A report into the proposed Unified Patent Court highlights some serious issues
Ex-president may face legal questions sooner than he thinks
Translating Slaughter and May’s European best friends approach to Asia-Pacific faces major challenges
Salans says it never really was in HK, but it’s still there anyway. Are you following this?
In booming China there is strong demand for lawyers across a wide range of sectors, says Anouska Tamony, a consultant at RedLaw specialising in the Far East.
The tribunal gave guidance on the correct approach to the exercise of its discretion to permit an appeal to be made out of time.
The first hint came when Slaughter and May’s US friend Davis Polk raided Freshfields to set up an English-law capital markets practice in London.
For a firm that is widely recognised as a good employer, the partner turnover at this Manchester outfit is surprisingly high
Simon Holmes has become head of the EU, competition and regulatory practice at SJ Berwin. His promotion from a similar position in the London practice follows Stephen Kon’s appointment to senior partner.
In 2007-08, the Brazilian stock exchange (Bovespa) was one of the highest performing of its kind in the world, with 64 companies choosing to list there in 2007 alone, according to data from Thomson Reuters.
Berwin Leighton Paisner has hired two magic circle veterans in a bid to realise its corporate ambitions. Will the strategy pay off?
A new law on squatters fails to address the problems facing commercial landlords
International law firms are having to fight tooth and nail for the right to practise in India
Why don’t top US firms have in-house City regulatory funds practices?
As Aricent Group’s legal vice-president, Nichola Andrews is at the heart of the fast-moving and legally fraught mobile technology sector
London courts are trying to avoid a pre-Olympics hearings squeeze
It’s promotion season for UK law firms, but what sort of training have the class of 2012 had to help them to partnership?
?Adrian Jennings is head of finance and facilities at Cripps Harries Hall. His previous roles have included assistant director of finance at Denton Wilde Sapte (now SNR Denton) and group accountant at Markel Insurance. He trained at Grant Thornton.
Businesses can no longer afford to close their eyes to the full implications of the UK Bribery Act
At the bar, the years can go by in the blink of an eye, especially if you’re a clerk running around after the trade unionist’s silk of choice, John Hendy QC.