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Video: How to health check the anatomy of your legal matters

By Rob MacAdam With clients expecting more efficiency, transparency and value from their lawyers, it’s time for law firms to re-engineer their legal service delivery into real competitive advantage. In this video, Rob MacAdam, Director of Legal Solutions, identifies six elements that make up the anatomy of a legal matter, and discusses what improvements can be […]

Updates on proportionality of costs in court proceedings

By Gwendoline Davies, Claire Acklam Anyone involved in the conduct of litigation will be aware that the ‘overriding objective’, at rule 1.1 (1) of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), requires cases to be dealt with “justly and at proportionate cost”. Unfortunately, the question of what is proportionate continues to cause confusion and dispute.  In this latest […]

Women on Boards – As they progress, businesses thrive

By Susana Almeida Lopes Women represent 50% of the working population and are as much or more educated and qualified as men are. However, the problem of gender diversity (or lack of it), especially in top positions in organisations, is a persistent societal problem, and there are (many) studies that, if concrete measures are not taken, […]

Franchise resales – should franchisors be involved?

By Emma Lusty It is a common misconception that a franchise network with a high level of resales is a bad sign. In fact, a healthy resale market is a good sign. It means that franchisees are able to build up profitable businesses which can be sold to recover a return on their initial investment and […]

New EU directive – How will it affect family-related leave in Hungary?

By Daniel Gera, Dorottya Gindl Gender equality may be a core EU principle, but it will not become a reality without effective legal action. To meet the EU objective of reaching a 75% employment rate for both men and women by 2020, the European Commission aims to change the existing legal framework. Thus, the European […]

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Scottish firm shifts cash to English bank account ahead of vote

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Hogan Lovells, Kirkland & Ellis and the Hong Kong partner swap

Kirkland & Ellis and Hogan Lovells have announced a swap of two partners in their respective Hong Kong offices this week, with Hogan Lovells’ Neil McDonald hired by Kirkland and the latter’s Steven Tran headed in the opposite direction. Tran joins Hogan Lovells from Kirkland & Ellis, where he has been a partner in the […]

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White & Case loses again to Enyo in second Ukrainian oligarch fight of 2014

Enyo Law has triumphed over White & Case in the High Court after the judge ruled that a Russian senator could continue his $2bn US lawsuit against his former associates for the proceeds of BP-Rosneft oil deal. Russian oligarch Leonid Lebedev’s billionaire associates, represented by White & Case partner John Reynolds, failed to bring an injunction […]

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South Korea: Losing its shine 

Despite being a top recipient of foreign direct investment, South Korea’s business activity potential is not being realised. Do policymakers have the remedy? Although the country’s protectionist stance meant it was badly burnt by the 1997 Asian financial crisis, South Korea opened its economy to foreign investments and imports soon after and is now one […]

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