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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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Stibbe Simont commits to Continental strategy

European firm Stibbe Simont Monahan Duhot has rebranded itself under the single name of Stibbe. This rebranding acts as confirmation of the firm’s commitment not to seek an Anglo-Saxon merger. Managing partner Allard Metzelaar says of the rebranding: “The main reason for doing this is that it expresses what we are, which is a single, […]

IBM hires new general counsel

IBM Australia and New Zealand has recruited a new general counsel from Geac Computers. Vincent Pollaers joins the computer giant at the end of this month. Former incumbent Ayomi Burge will become general counsel for Asia Pacific. Pollaers, a UK and Australian-qualified lawyer who initially trained at Freshfields, qualifying in 1995, has been with Geac, […]

The law of the land

Paul Bowden “I really am just an environmental litigator who acts for industrial clients – and definitely not Greenpeace!” exclaims Paul Bowden, partner in charge of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s environmental practice. Bowden is probably most renowned for representing corporate companies in “toxic tort” cases such as IATA (the Gatwick noise case), Sellafield v Dounray, the […]

Virgin re-examines panel

Currently the group uses Macfarlanes, Allen & Overy, Harbottle & Lewis and Cameron McKenna and Group commercial director Richard Bowker stresses that he is very happy with all those firms but believes there might be space for other firms to join the panel. For full story see The Lawyer on 23 January

Back to his roots

From lawyer to banker…and now back to lawyer. Dearbail Jordan talks to Jones Day’s new finance partner Martin Bartlam, a man who his clients think is well worth the wait

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