MENA

How to access the Arab market: advice from the lawyers who know

24-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Middle Eastern market is lucrative, but for international firms business nuances are tricky. To guide you through, The Lawyer has researched the region and the legal players to collaborate with. Here’s a taster of our findings

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Guide to investing in India: happy days are here again

24-Nov-2014

Newly elected Narendra Modi’s commitment to domestic change, along with world economic trends, promise to make India attractive to investors again 

Russia

Russia special report: Look the other way

24-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Western sanctions are making life tough for Russia’s companies and lawyers, so they are forging new links in the East 

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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?

Behind the Law

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Eversheds' investment in Tyco relationship pays off with contract extension

24-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Eversheds is set to continue in its role as Tyco’s sole legal provider for the next few years, proof that a deal once seen as controversial is reaping benefits for both sides.

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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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Opinion

Andrew Durant

FIFA's investigations own goal

26-Nov-2014

The growing conflagration over the investigation by world football governing body FIFA into the awarding of hosting rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups increasingly looks like a textbook case of how not to conduct an ethics probe.

Charles Gordon

Are confidential settlement agreements really confidential?

26-Nov-2014

The Rolling Stones were in the press recently, after leaked court documents revealed confidential medical information on the band members.

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Tim Bratton: in-housers must be brave enough to say ‘no’

24-Nov-2014

It’s time for GCs to forget the heroic ‘I do everything myself’ culture and concentrate instead on driving their business, and that means outsourcing

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Negotiating the middle ground

24-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

It wasn’t easy. When The Lawyer set out to research the top independent law firms operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) we were confronted with a whole series of problems. 

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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