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Tools and solutions for increasing access to international arbitration – An overview

By Malcolm Simpson, Gwendoline Davies, Nick Lees Parties have been concerned for some time about the length and cost of arbitration, and how these issues can be effectively controlled. This article considers the factors affecting accessibility, how arbitral institutions can help, and how the parties can help themselves; different available tools and innovative solutions that can be deployed […]

Guide for facing review fraud in online retail

By Gwendoline Davies Fake reviews have featured in the press a lot recently, but they are certainly not a new phenomenon and such practices have no doubt existed for as long as people have been reviewing products and services. However, the explosion of the online retail marketplace has made fake reviews a very lucrative business. At […]

Supreme Court – Sporting rights over land are capable of being easements

By Maria Connolly Purely sporting or recreational rights over land are capable of being easements, the Supreme Court has confirmed. In a judgment handed down today the Court held that, so long as such rights satisfy the four well-established characteristics of easements, there is no reason why they should not be easements (Regency Villas Title […]

Employment: Quarterly case law updates

By Beth Jenkins and Paula Rome In this article, we take a look back through some key cases from the last three months and the lessons which we can learn from them. Discrimination In Ms A Gray V Mulberry Company (Design) Ltd the EAT held that an employer will not be discriminating on grounds of […]

Austria – Teleradiology and other healthcare advancements

By Florian Kusznier Technology and innovation are key drivers of advancement in a variety of industries, and certainly in healthcare. The level of patient care can be improved considerably with the right mix of traditional and innovative treatments and solutions. Nevertheless, there are regulatory challenges to overcome. Teleradiology is one area where technological advancements allow […]

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Neath PFI waste management project completes. Lender: Bank of Scotland, advised by Norton Rose (Jon Ellis). Sponsor: HLC (Neath Port Talbot), advised by Winward Fearon (Adrian Luto). Public Body: Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, advised by Eversheds, Cardiff (Eric Evans).

FIREBOX.COM

Direct public offerings (DPOs) are the corporate finance contribution to the dotcom world. A DPO allows people to invest in an unlisted company through the internet. Firebox intends to raise £1m and potential investors can do everything online – view the prospectus, apply for shares and pay for them. The offer has already given Firebox […]

Apax Partners

Apax Partners invests $30m (£20.5m) in electronic trade community bolero.net. Bolero.net advised by Allen & Overy (Alison Beardsley). Parent companies the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication and Through Transport Club advised by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Simon Jay) and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Karen Fountain) respectively. Apax Partners advised by SJ Berwin (John Daghlian, […]

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Lee & Priestley has acquired fellow Yorkshire practice Marklands, a niche commercial property firm. It also operates in trusts and probate. Lee & Priestley has offices in Leeds, Bradford, Pudsey and Yeadon.

Charity begins at home

After thirty-two years working at Nabarro Nathanson, David Bramson is ready to retire, spend time with his family and gove something back to society. Vanessa Pawsey reports David Bramson, senior partner at Nabarro Nathanson, is very, very reserved. He is certainly economical with words, but then again maybe he’s just wary of the press. Bramson […]

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