16 sept 2013
Singapore retains distinctive Asian characteristics, so stop saying it’s like Switzerland
There’s plenty of work in resources-rich Angola and Mozambique but non-domestic lawyers and investors find it hard to get a piece of the action
Could the small matter of pay be behind the delay in filling the GC role at TSB?
Do the sums before making a lateral hire because many fail to live up to the hype, and are corroding firms from within
Ruthlessness rules at DLA in Singapore, rubbing up against more subtle local ways
TUPE regulations are in line for refinement, but not fundamental change, which is a good thing
Despite a brief rush of activity in July, when Baker Botts revamped its Middle East office with a raid on Norton Rose Fullbright’s Dubai team (16 July 2013), cautious optimism seems to be the name of the game in the region.
Move of the week
Autumn heralds a worldwide corporate fight-back, led by telecoms sector
Rumbles of discontent over high rents and poor facilities at Inner Temple
Footie and telecoms dominate our regular round-up of recent M&A activity, as the threat of rising interest rates kick-started activity among organisations.
Taking his Silicon Valley expertise to Chinese internet giant Tencent, GC Brent Irvin is helping the company take on the digital status quo with the likes of WeChat
Despite having commercialisation thrust upon it, the bar lags almost every other profession in terms of modernity.
The bar is changing, with new rules and requirements forcing sets to move into the 21st century
While the law and technology tussle for the upper hand, there is much people can do to protect themselves
Political hysteria over zero-hours contracts is unhelpful and misplaced as safeguards already exist