Bird & Bird in hot water with clients in UK and Germany


What a week for Bird & Bird. First came the news that the firm was facing a £2m professional negligence case over advice given to an investor. Then it emerged that the firm was under fire for its alleged involvement in an €147m embezzlement charge.

DLA Piper dominates as world’s biggest litigation practices revealed


This week saw the publication of The Lawyer Global Litigation Top 50, our unique analysis of the world’s leading litigation practices.

Tchenguiz brothers continue court battles with fresh lawsuit


Businessman brothers Vincent and Robert Tchenguiz must know their way around the Royal Courts of Justice pretty well by now

Tesco faces potential legal battle over £250m profit error


Tesco landed in hot water earlier this year after overstating its half-year profits by £250m and could now face claims from a raft of shareholders represented by Stewarts Law.

RBS litigation spells bad time for bank, good time for litigators


It’s been a month of banking fines and heavy-hitting probes but it looks like the tension wasn’t just between the banks and the regulators.

Litigation Briefings

Africa e-briefing, December 2014: OHADA Masters degree; integration of EALI members; EALI and Morrocan country guide, COMESA guidelines and foreign exchange reform download subscription

Eversheds 19-Dec-2014

Eversheds’ Africa e-briefing includes the new OHADA Masters degree, the integration of EALI members, the EALI summit and country guides, Morrocan guide, COMESA guidelines and foreign exchange reform. 

What’s coming up: the major cases, government policy changes, and litigation and dispute resolution legislation to look out for in 2015 weblink

Walker Morris 19-Dec-2014

We know that it is important for businesses to be aware of upcoming legal and regulatory changes, so that they can plan ahead. View Walker Morris’s summary of some of the key upcoming decisions in major cases, changes to government policy and forthcoming legislation relating to litigation and dispute resolution in an easy-to-use table by clicking the link below:

Holiday pay – an essential guide download

Shepherd and Wedderburn 19-Dec-2014

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that non-guaranteed overtime must be included in holiday pay if it is paid regularly.

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Fried Frank loses 'Putin's banker' Pugachev claim to lift $2bn asset freeze

19-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has lost a first round for Russian tycoon Sergei Pugachev in the High Court after the billionaire failed in his attempt to lift a $2bn freezing order imposed in July.

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Early contenders emerge to take BLP managing partner crown

19-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The debate around Berwin Leighton Paisner managing partner Neville Eisenberg’s replacement is hotting up with three partners including corporate head David Collins thought to be early contenders. 

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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


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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