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LMI analysis: Accenture

Reaping the rewards of a diversification strategy and the will to invest, Accenture boasted record revenue of $31bn (£24bn) in 2015, an 11 per cent increase on the previous year. The global consultancy, technology services and outsourcing giant also delivered new bookings of $34.4bn and returned $3.8bn to its shareholders. This strong performance continued into 2016 and, after raising its full-year revenue forecast following a successful Q1, there seems no stopping the Dublin-headquartered company.

Star legal writers: company and commercial

This week’s briefings include tips on in absentia signing powers for a holiday free from office interruptions, and six reasons why companies must master the new EU data protections rules

Howard Ricklow, partner, Collyer Bristow

Star legal writers: Company/commercial

Beware loopholes in instant dismissal and contractual T&Cs, find out key features of the Singapore International Commercial Court, and the progress being made for whistleblowers – just some of this week’s top briefings coverage from the company/commercial sector.

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Star legal writers in company and commercial

This week we have scrutinised the popular briefings section on TheLawyer.com to bring you the most-read legal writers in commercial and excerpts from their articles. Read on for the dos and don’ts of business negotiation, the importance of strong ethics in GCs and more… 1. Ruth Griffin, principal associate, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co – […]

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Italy: Diversity strategy

Italian M&A activity has hit a rough patch, forcing law firms to look for alternative sources of revenue In July 2012 Italian lawyers from Orsingher Ortu watched in disbelief as three big deals all fell through in the space of a week. Mario Ortu, head of Orsingher Ortu’s corporate and M&A group, witnessed the effect […]

Featured Briefings

SmartLaw 2.0 – The new future of law

By Brett Chalmers A few years ago, George Beaton published an influential e-book, NewLaw New Rules: A Conversation About the Future of the Legal Services Industry, that pulled together comments and responses he received from numerous legal thought leaders and experts about his NewLaw-focused blog post. The publication compared BigLaw, the traditional partnership-and-hourly-rates model, with NewLaw, an […]

Procurement and state aid update: preparing for Brexit

By David Kilduff, Richard Auton or Richard Butterworth On 13 September 2018, the UK government published further guidance on the future of public procurement in the UK in the event of a “no deal” Brexit. What next for UK public procurement? Under current rules, all procurement opportunities that fall within the scope of the EU procurement […]

Data protection: sunset of £500k, dawn of GDPR enforcement and horizon of Brexit

By JP Buckley In just a short space of time, the ever-evolving world of data protection and cyber has seen yet more change: 1. Potentially one of the last enforcement actions under the Data Protection Act 1998 against Equifax – and a maximum £500,000 fine for them for failing to secure UK citizens’ personal data against […]

BVI: new rules governing SPCs

By Michael Killourhy The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will shortly implement some important changes to the rules governing segregated portfolio companies (SPCs) incorporated or registered under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 (BCA). These changes, introduced by the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2018 (the 2018 BCA Amendment Act) will come into force on 1 October […]

NCLT widens approval of schemes under Provisions of the Companies Act 2013

By Mehul Shah, Sanket Shah, Aman Yagnik The Chennai Bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has recently approved the merger of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) with a private limited company (Scheme). This newsflash analyses key aspects of the NCLT order permitting the aforesaid merger. Background Under a joint company petition filed before the […]

Video: The evolution of project management in litigation

By Michael Quartararo, Jason Reid From beginning to end, litigation is time consuming, complicated and costly. More and more clients are demanding increased transparency and efficiency from their external counsel. So how do you deliver? Project management tools can improve results and strengthen client relationships. Watch our webinar as we discuss: – The rise of project management […]

What is digital transformation worth in the legal industry?

Addleshaw Goddard uses the HighQ platform to improve productivity, security and add value to its client services. After deploying HighQ AG saw improvements in efficiency, risk management, client engagement and brand visibility across all areas of the company. Clients of Addleshaw Goddard also benefit from a contract management solution the firm developed with the HighQ […]

Starting Point Employment Law Guide – Jersey Update – September 2018

By Siobhan Riley, Huw Thomas, Tarina Le Boutillier Whilst in the UK changes to employment legislation generally happen in April, major changes to Jersey employment law have in recent years occurred in September. September 2018 is no exception and will arguably be the busiest September for Jersey HR professionals for some years. There is a raft of changes […]

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 […]

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 […]

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