Dublin’s real estate market has clawed its way back from the deep financial crisis of 2008.
Dublin’s real estate market has clawed its way back from the deep financial crisis of 2008.
An incident involving JP Morgan is understood to be the reason why White & Case’s hire of Weil Gotshal & Manges’ City banking chief Mark Donald has fallen through. The Lawyer revealed in November that the Weil Gotshal lawyer would be joining White & Case as a partner, having long been courted by the US firm. […]
On New Year’s Eve, Ince partners received a rather unexpected email from the firm’s interim chairman.
It was now subject to a pre-pack administration; a process that is ever part of its suitor Gordon Dadds’ playbook.
Following a swift exit from Goodwin at the tail-end of last year, the pair have returned to their old stomping ground; acting for management in PE deals.
How can you reshape an in-house team in the image you want it to be? This was just one of the issues up for debate at The Lawyer’s latest roundtable with BCLP.
Experts from across the market give their view on the past 12 months and offer predictions for 2019.
We shout a lot these days and we seem to have forgotten how to listen. Even if we are listening it is, more often than at any time in the history of mankind, within our own bubble as we plug in the earphones and pull up the audio drawbridge. There’s a lot of shouting on […]
2019 will be the year when legal tech becomes smart, and when analytics opens doors to unexplored territories
A legal universe where New Law has come of age may be closer than you think
2018 was another year of big-name moves, with US firms showing no signs of winding down their ambitions to grow in the City
New rules for European lawyers in the UK might add some red tape. Nevertheless, firms see Brexit as an opportunity, not a hurdle
Legal operations managers from top UK companies explain what they do and how they are transforming their businesses
Slaughter and May’s solution to the challenge of increasingly complex cases involving millions of documents and seemingly endless email trails: Tiki-Toki
An innovative solution from TLT and US tech group LegalSifter can slash lawyers’ BAU admin burden, but it can also do so much more
The firm is rising to the challenge of providing accurate employment law information about the world’s hardest-to-reach jurisdictions
The glacial pace of change in relation to women’s progress at the Bar is disappointing, writes Outer Temple Chambers’ new CEO.
Given that we are apparently obliged to contemplate Brexit until the great trumpet sounds, let’s consider some of the consequences of the referendum that we’re seeing winding through the courts. There are three Brexit-related pieces of litigation in The Lawyer Top 20 Cases 2019. As noted in today’s cover feature. Brick Court barristers are on […]
It’s widely believed that retention rates are a critical measure of success and that trainees are a long-term investment. But the beliefs are myths, argues Aspirant’s Jason Ku.
For law firms the real question is how to get and maintain momentum. Jomati’s Tony Williams explains how to do it.
As early as you like in 2019, here comes the consolidation in New Law.
While Deloitte has been praised for its open approach on how it dealt with inappropriate behaviour, the biggest City law firms are trying to close down the discussion.
Spare a thought for EC3. Clyde & Co and Kennedys may have expanded overseas, but you can’t buccaneer your way to domestic growth. One of the biggest questions facing insurance firms is how they can increase their share of a static market where panel reviews can determine major revenue streams. Virtually every senior figure predicts […]
The gig economy is going to change career options in the top 100 law firms radically in the next 12 months, writes Matt Byrne.
Laura Uberoi is a Council Member at the Law Society and, alongside Kayleigh Leonie, represents junior lawyers of 0-5 years PQE. In October Laura was elected as president of her local law society and in doing so became one of the youngest and most junior solicitor to ever hold such a role across the country. […]
I feel like a tranquillised hippo. My limbs weigh two tonnes and my brain’s too heavy for my head. It’s November and I have 3,000lb-ungulate jet lag, so I must be at MIPIM Asia. For readers who only know MIPIM Cannes, MIPIM Asia is Cannes’ more refined Hong Kongese cousin. Each year about 900 property […]
Julia Salasky, CEO of CrowdJustice, the online crowdfunding platform for legal action, spoke at the Law Society’s Future of Law lecture.
In this adapted version she shares her experience using innovative technologies to connect lawyers and clients with funds to take legal action
Red faces aplenty at Hogan Lovells last week when a partner was filmed enjoying adult material on his work computer during daytime hours. But not just because a partner spent valuable fee-earning time accessing sexual content; as a policy issue, it has raised questions about why internet controls were not consistent across the firm’s global network. Prior to the incident, Hogan Lovells’ internet controls varied across jurisdictions, […]
On 12 November 2018 the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) issued a revised Handbook on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing (the Handbook). Put simply, the Handbook is a statement of the standards expected by the GFSC of all ‘Specified Businesses’ in the Bailiwick. The Handbook now applies to both financial services businesses and prescribed […]
This publication has been prepared for the assistance of those who are considering the formation of an exempted (or international) limited partnership in an offshore jurisdiction such as Bermuda, the Cayman Islands (“Cayman”) or the British Virgin Islands (“B.V.I.”) for the conduct of business outside such jurisdiction. This publication touches on, but does not deal […]
This publication has been prepared for the assistance of those who are considering the formation of companies in the Cayman Islands (“Cayman”). It deals in broad terms with the requirements of Cayman law for the establishment and operation of such entities. It is not intended to be exhaustive but merely to provide brief details and […]
The Cayman Islands is a world leader in the establishment of offshore hedge funds. Its tax-neutral platform, stable economy, sophisticated banking sector, confidentiality and professional financial service industry are just some of the reasons the location is attractive to hedge fund managers the world over. To help fund managers decide whether the Cayman Islands is […]
This publication has been prepared for the assistance of proposed directors of Cayman Islands mutual funds and certain Cayman Islands securities investment business companies. It deals in broad terms with the requirements of Cayman Islands Law and is not intended to be exhaustive but merely to provide brief details and information which we hope will […]
This Publication has been prepared for the assistance of those who are considering the formation of a private trust company in the Cayman Islands (“Cayman”). It deals in broad terms with the requirements of Cayman law for the establishment and operation of such entities. It is not intended to be exhaustive but merely to provide […]
The latest move by the European Union to address perceived harmful tax practices takes the form of imposing economic substance requirements on international financial centres (IFCs). In response, rather than face EU blacklisting, the majority of IFCs have recently introduced legislation mandating substance requirements for certain entities based in their jurisdictions…
There’s a reason that the Cayman Islands is one of the world’s biggest and most attractive hubs for offshore financial businesses. Not only does it provide a stable, tax-neutral platform but also offers a sound legislative and judicial system, confidentiality, a leading banking sector and legal and financial professional and support services. As issues of […]
By Fiona Keating In light of developments over recent months and the fact that the exact conditions of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) remain uncertain due to the rejection of the withdrawal agreement on January 15 2019 by the UK Parliament, the Luxembourg legislature took the pre-emptive step on […]
By Tim Pickworth The article talks about common scenario where parties do business together prior to concluding a formal contract, and offers his practical advice. It is a very common commercial scenario: at the outset of a venture, relationships are positive and parties are eager to just get on and do business together, rather than […]
By Lynsey Oakdene In three recent cases with very different facts, the Court of Appeal has considered vicarious liability – a tricky concept which is often misunderstood. In two cases the court has made findings of vicarious liability against employers for employee misconduct outside the workplace/outside working hours; and in another the court has confirmed the […]
By David Asker What is the best method to remove trespassers from a doorway within the curtilage of a non-residential property together with their belongings? My client (local authority) owns the freehold of the premises. Where trespassers, for example rough sleeper, refuse or simply fail to move from a doorway when asked politely to do […]