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Offshore: deals and cases Q3 2014

17-Nov-2014

Several billion-dollar deals and a number of landmark cases characterised workflows for offshore firms in the third quarter of 2014

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Offshore special: Singapore focus

17-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore players have high hopes of Singapore but for now the work is limited, so increased competition could stymie firms’ growth 

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Demystifying e-discovery: the art of the possible

11-Nov-2014

Given the growth in the amount of data businesses create and store, it’s a good point in time to determine how companies and law firms are working with eDiscovery and computer forensics.

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Ashurst and SJ Berwin: who struck the better corporate deal?

10-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ashurst and SJ Berwin both chased Asia mergers. But did they really benefit their corporate practices? 

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Special report: Kazakhstan – a safe haven in the CIS

10-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Far from being hindered by the sanctions on Russia, Kazakhstan is benefiting

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Special report: European firms in London – Why London is still Lawyertown

10-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

With ever-more European firms opening in London, could the market be heading towards saturation?

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Charlie Geffen: “I’d have loved Ashurst to do a US merger"

3-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Charlie Geffen has re-emerged as the architect for Gibson Dunn’s English law capability – an ideal role for the committed internationalist. But why Gibson, and how does he really feel about Ashurst’s thwarted US plans? 

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Special report: Bulgaria – The stability dividend

3-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Investment promises to pick up when Bulgaria sails into calmer political waters, but that’s not the only attraction for its firms and an international newcomer

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From in-house counsel to business partner: what you need to know

28-Oct-2014

A study published recently by PwC looking at the global state of information security shows that many organisations lack both clear leadership and strategies for tackling the security threats they face.

Behind the Law

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Eversheds ups its game with US merger ambitions

20-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds has the US in its sights, with chief executive Bryan Hughes confirming the firm is targeting a merger.

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The long, hard road to Morocco

10-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A diverse range of law firms are now battling for work in the former French bastion

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Ben Douglas-Jones

Conspiring to redefine conspiracy to defraud

20-Nov-2014

Company directors who design and pursue a lawful transaction designed to remove from the company hefty future obligations do not conspire to defraud those who might be financially affected by their doing so.

Dominic Crossley

Plebgate: a libel battle royal in the RCJ

18-Nov-2014

Desmond Browne QC, James Price QC and Gavin Millar QC, royalty of the libel bar, are going head to head in what is certainly the libel trial of the year.

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Who'd be a law firm leader?

17-Nov-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Your partners hate you, your clients are deserting you - welcome to the world of the managing partner.

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Peter Kalis: Managing partners don’t get no respect

17-Nov-2014

Pompous, paranoid, deluded – just three of the things managing partners definitely are not.

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Has Excalibur put the sword to third-party funding?

10-Nov-2014

Last month’s Excalibur ruling could have far-reaching implications for third-party funders.

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SJ Berwin: a promising afterlife?

10-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

For both SJ Berwin and Ashurst the lure of an Asia deal was irresistible.

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