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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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Glazer turns to A&O for Manchester United bid

Florida entreprenuer Malcolm Glazer has turned to Allen & Overy for advise on his expected bid for UK footballing giant Manchester United, The Lawyer can reveal. JP Morgan is acting as financial adviser to Glazer, who started buying shares in Man United last year and now holds a 19 per cent stake. Manchester United’s longstanding […]

Simmons overhauls election process

Simmons & Simmons has changed its election process in the run-up to the battle for the managing partner post. The firm has introduced a nominations committee which well-placed sources say is intended to encourage candidates from Simmons’ international network who might otherwise not stand. The composition of the committee has not yet been decided, but […]

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Kramer Levin scoops former France Telecom general counsel

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel has hired the highly regarded former general counsel of France Telecom for its Paris office. Jean-Pierre Mattout joined the US firm as a partner yesterday (13 October). Mattout quit as France Telecom’s general counsel in May this year after two years in the post. Prior to that he served as […]

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