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Streamlining the legal hold process

This white paper covers: the basics of legal holds, highlighting their importance to pending and active litigation processes; common challenges and how they might be avoided through the implementation of an effective strategy; and an exclusive introduction into the unique legal holds solutions built directly into the Everlaw platform.

Covid and counterfeits: How brand owners are fighting back against pandemic opportunists

As has been widely noted, online trade grew significantly in 2020. Confined to their homes, consumers relied on the internet for buying food, household products, medical supplies, children’s toys and games, and electronic goods. In response to the increased demand, online marketplaces expanded their range of suppliers. Meanwhile, trying not to lose their traditional customers, offline businesses rapidly moved into the online space.

Cyber Security – What do pension scheme trustees need to know?

With “European Cybersecurity Month” drawing to a close, and the Pensions Regulator sharpening its focus on cyber risk as part of its new single code of practice, now is the perfect time for pension scheme trustees to consider this area of significant and growing risk to your scheme.


Europe’s largest firm Fidal reports flat 2015 turnover

Europe’s largest independent law firm, France’s Fidal, has reported a slight dip in revenue for the 2014/15 financial year, with turnover down 0.4 per cent to €346.1m (£271m). The results follows an 8 per cent rise up to €347.5m between 2012 and 2014. That uptick saw Fidal overtake Iberian firm Garrigues to become the highest-grossing independent firm on the […]

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Legal action likely from Fidal as KPMG mounts 145-lawyer raid to bulk up in Paris

France’s largest firm Fidal has condemned KPMG’s aggressive poaching of its 145 lawyers in Paris as “unacceptable behaviour” and will not rule out the possibility of taking legal action against the Big Four accountancy firm. In a move that has sent shock-waves across the legal services sector in France, a total of 145 lawyers, including […]

Fidal seals exclusive alliance with Mills & Reeve

France’s largest law firm Fidal formalised its two-year ‘best friends’ relationship with Mills & Reeve with an exclusive alliance this week. The French giant turned over €322.6m in 2013/14 , a rise of 1.5 per cent on the previous year, and has embarked on a mission to increase its cross-border capabilities and change clients’ lingering […]

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KPMG muscles in on Hong Kong legal market with six-lawyer team

Big Four accountancy firm KPMG has extended its legal services network to Hong Kong, targeting a headcount of 20 lawyers for its newly-established legal outfit in the region. The new firm called SF Lawyers is being set up by former Harneys counsel Shirley Fu, who started her professional services career with KPMG back in Australia in 2004. […]

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