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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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Mitsui Yasuda yields more lawyers for Orrick

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe picked up its second partner from Japan’s Mitsui Yasuda Wani & Maeda. Yoshitada Ogiso will join the US firm’s Japanese branch Orrick Tokyo Law Offices, where he will be reunited with former colleague Masami Totani and four corporate associates who moved from Mitsui Yasuda earlier this month. The rump of Mitsui […]

Linklaters’ Sweden names new office leader

Linklaters’ Swedish office is shaking-up its management by ushering in a new managing partner. Jorgen Durban is replacing Rolf Johansson who is returning to full-time fee-earning. Durban is the current head of banking and finance at Linklaters Sweden and has been a member of the Swedish management committee for the past seven years. He was […]

Finance deals round-up

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood (Graham Penn, Partha Pal) represented Morgan Stanley on the first synthetic securitisation in the ELoC series, a commercial mortgage-backed securitisation programme arranged by the bank. Five loans were transfered secured by mortgages on Italian commercial real estate to Banca Intesa, which then entered into a credit swap transaction with issuer […]

Ashurst sextet follows Forschbach to Latham

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