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The practical guide to legal knowledge management

The ability to capture, harness and re-use corporate knowledge has always been important in law firms, and knowledge management is key to doing so. This guide shows you how enterprise-grade social tools can help you advance your knowledge management initiatives…

Asset management and investment update

Each month our Asset Management & Investment Funds team write a ‘Legal & Regulatory Update’. Welcome to the July issue. The topics covered in this months edition include: AIFM fined €443,000 by the Central Bank as a result of regulatory breaches of Client Assets, AML/CFT and Fitness & Probity Rules Corporate Governance Code for Investment […]

Business immigration in Switzerland

By Ueli Sommer, Philippe Nordmann and Simone Wetzstein This Q&A gives an overview of the key factors affecting business immigration, including information on the jurisdiction’s sources of immigration law; relevant government entities; requirements for unsponsored and sponsored immigration; requirements for sponsors; civil and criminal penalties for sponsors; common issues and concerns; dependants; settlement and citizenship; recent trends and proposals […]

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Although three High Court judges rejected a challenge against the Lord Chancellor’s shake-up of the legal aid system, they warned that the legal aid contracting system could face future defeat in the courts if not reformed. In a challenge to the legal aid contracting scheme – brought by solicitors Mackintosh Duncan and backed by the […]

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A solicitor has been appointed to the High Court bench direct from private practice for the first time. Dr Lawrence Collins QC is heading the Chancery Division following his appointment by the Queen. He will take up his new role in October. The Lord Chancellor Lord Irvine welcomed the decision: “High Court judges are appointed […]

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Eversheds, Bond Pearce, Michelmores and Richard Paddock & Partners have secured places on the Defence Estates Agency’s first ever panel. The firms beat off competition from 16 other firms who tendered for the work. The agency, which manages the property portfolio for the Ministry of Defence, was set up after the Government’s property lawyers was […]

Linklaters acts on Lastminute listing

Linklaters & Alliance has pulled off a coup by providing both UK and US advice on the listing of its first-time client Lastminute.com. The firm clinched the deal to advise the internet firm – which specialises in last minute discounted bookings for everything from theatre tickets to international flights – on its initial public offering […]

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