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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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Loyens shores up London with partner relocation

Benelux firm Loyens & Loeff has boosted its London office by relocating a second partner to join the office on a full-time basis Corporate partner Bas Vletter has moved from Rotterdam to run the practice with tax consultant Marc Klerks. The office has 14 other fee-earners. Vletter specialises in structured finance and capital markets work […]

Allen & Overy promotes 34 to partnership

Allen & Overy has made up 34 new partners, 15 of which are in the London office Five partners have been made up in Frankfurt and three in both Amsterdam and Paris. The firm is also to rebrand in Italy, dropping the Brosio Casati name from its Italian practice. From 1 May, the firm will […]

Barlows deals with AbilityOne acquisition

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert has won a new client advising AbilityOne, a distributor of rehabilitative and assistive device products, on its $101m (£71m) acquisition of Smith & Nephew’s rehabilitation business.The firm won the work through its referral relationship with Chicago firm Winston & Strawn, which acted on the US aspects of the deal.A Pinsent Curtis […]

Yo! Sushi seeks first legal panel as empire expands

Japanese restaurant operator Yo! Sushi is to set up its first panel of law firms in order to meet the growing needs of its business The company, which brought conveyor-belt sushi to the UK, has appointed Meena Heath of consultancy Genesis Coordination to set up a panel of lawyers after she approached Simon Woodroffe, the […]

DEAL OF THE WEEK – AVENTIS

Jones Day handles Aventis Animal sale to CVC Capital Jones Day Reavis & Pogue has advised long-term client Aventis on the disposal of Aventis Animal Nutrition opposite a combined effort by Sullivan & Cromwell and Clifford Chance for purchaser CVC Capital Partners. Aventis has sold off the business as part of its plans to pare […]

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