6 August 2012
As Africa nears economic take-off, there are plenty of opportunities for law firms to enter the market
Tax experts must check that any advice they give doesn’t fall foul of new Government edicts
The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 Pt 5 did not give the High Court of England and Wales jurisdiction to impose property freezing orders and disclosure orders in respect of property and persons situated outside the UK.
The FOIA does not require any significant changes, the HoC Justice Committee has found
CBS Interactive, the digital arm of US television network CBS, has named its first-ever in-house counsel in China with the hire of Daisy Wei to the role of director of legal.
Russia is on the verge of becoming a WTO member, but practitioners with in-depth, first-hand experience of the country’s legal, political and business infrastructure believe it is rotten to the core
More redundancies are likely as firms merge or revise their markets reports James Swift
Former go-to adviser takes a back seat as rivals overtake in car race
Germany is one of the strongest economies in the Eurozone at the moment, but what is the job market like for the legal profession?
Jeremy Michael Ranson v Customer Systems plc (2012) EWCA Civ 841. Pill LJ; Lloyd LJ; Lewison LJ. 27 June 2012
Government announces measures to tackle UK lobbyists’ lack of transparency
Consistent promotions keep Berwin Leighton Paisner’s London office buoyant, while international hiring continues apace
Norton Rose has recruited London criminal law specialist Neil O’May. He is a longstanding Bindmans partner and head of the crime group.
Based in green-belt Richmond, Celerant legal chief Darryl Coulter has challenged the company’s culture to create a legal function capable of tackling international issues
Charging a frustrated tweeter for his ‘menacing’ airport message was a waste of time and money
As the property market has crashed so real estate litigation cases have ramped up, with landlords looking for any avenue to bump up their earnings
There’s nothing like an Olympic Games for stirring up some nationalistic fervour, and the scenes of jubilation that have accompanied each Team GB win certainly paint a picture of a nation united – even if we should by rights be cheering on Team UK.
Domestic post-earthquake reconstruction work and strong trade ties in Asia are putting New Zealand’s lawyers on a good footing to ride out the economic malaise
The UK/US panel is big, but if the global roster ever met up it would need kettling
Before joining Thomas Eggar in 2009, Ann Hemming supported online learning at technology solutions company Tikit and was previously head of e-learning at LexisNexis Butterworths.
Israel is relaxing the protectionism of its legal market, but most think global and local firms will work hand-in-hand rather than going head-to-head
Government proposals to spend less time with the family wins legal approbation
White & Case might be one of the world’s largest law firms, adept in project finance, litigation and M&A, but it wouldn’t recognise a good old-fashioned murder if it landed in its lap.