23 July 2012
The Eurovision Song Contest was Azerbaijan’s chance to show it can shine for things other than energy supplies
Law is not that different from other business services, so get in shape for the tough new world
Doing business in the Congo will be easier now the country has embraced the pan-African Ohada code
Cuatrecasas’ decision to take on Spain’s ?financing business for just €1 has been branded ridiculous by its competitors, but times are tough and there may be some canny thinking behind the measly deal
Turmoil and turbulence – words that pretty much sum up the Spanish economy right now.
A deputy compliance officer can be a valuable asset in the drive to toe the line on SRA requirements
Top law firms know it is vital to invest in IT but are divided on what systems will best help them combat new competition
‘Non-sophisticated’ bank customers are being deterred from seeking firms’ advice on mis-selling issues
?As the UK tries to become greener, environmental law is in vogue, but what are the job opportunities in the sector like?
ArbitrationLatvian Shipping Co v Russian People’s Insurance Co (ROSNO).  EWHC 1412 (Comm). Field J. 1 June 2012 The court had jurisdiction under CPR r.3.1(7) or its inherent jurisdiction to set aside an order granting leave to appeal against an arbitration award on points of law under the Arbitration Act 1996 s.69.Judgment accordinglyFor the claimant Latvian Shipping Stone Chambers’ Philip Riches; Clyde ...
The tide is turning on the bar’s reliance on solicitors for referrals
After a couple of mergers the London office’s retention has wavered but it been reinforcing numbers with lateral hires, particularly in corporate, employment and real estate
Taylor Wessing has brought on partner Alix Prentice to its financial services regulatory team.
Bird & Bird’s continued international expansion has laid the foundations for another year of increased global turnover.
With London 2012 just days away, Katy Dowell examines the legal wranglings needed to get some athletes to the starting line
SNR Denton’s Africa practice co-chair has been seconded to Dubai to help beef up the firm’s presence in the Middle East
Manoj Paul, GC at cloud computing specialist Emailvision, is keeping a close eye on evolving data privacy law around the world
International law firms in Saudi Arabia are turning their attention to home-grown female lawyers in a bid to gain access to new clients
Shakespeares continues on its path to Midlands domination with its fifth merger in two years, but can it give Wragge & Co a run for its money?
Single-partner law firms are suffering as lenders withdraw support
Interpreting ‘casual’ - as in casual dress policies at law firms - is a minefield
Steve Sumner is director of IT at Taylor Vinters. He joined the firm in 1995 having previously worked for legal systems supplier Miles33 and companies including IBM and Avis Rent-a-Car.
As the UAE tries to increase its influence in the international community, foreign companies and law firms are waiting for promised legislation that could make it easier for them to do business there
Currency conversion rate change sows seeds of discontent among UAE staffers