Litigation is an engine room of firms’ earnings but many clients, keen to keep a grip on the purse-strings, are forcing a reworking of fee arrangements
The hourly rate is fast becoming an anachronism and firms must heed client warnings and foster more flexible solutions, say general counsel
A round-up of some of the most prominent corporate and litigation work that has been keeping offshore lawyers busy
With practitioners singing the praises of search technology and using past cases as guides, confidence is growing in e-disclosure
Shell legal director Peter Rees is switching litigation control away from external counsel to a unified global team of in-housers
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CJEU seeks to clarify SPC rules post-Medeva download subscription
On 12 December, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered three important rulings on supplementary protection certificates under Regulation 469/2009/EC.
Next Monday sees the publication of The Lawyer’s Global Litigation Top 50, our annual review of the year in international disputes.
The High Court has issued a stinging judgment against Clifford Chance client Excalibur, ordering it to to surrender the £17.5m it put up as security for costs to its courtroom opponents, Texas Keystone and Gulf Keystone, as an interim payment.
A heavyweight roster of firms along with the British Government swung into action in a Texas courtroom last week to help BP challenge a US ban on it bidding for federal government contracts.
Key equality case highlights future court treatment of protected characteristics
A King & Spalding solicitor-advocate has transferred to the bar, joining Serle Court Chambers after 15 years working for international firms.