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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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Linklaters wins top spot in M&A table

UK and US firms witnessed a bumper year for M&A in 2000, despite a 20 per cent fall in deal activity and a marketplace increasingly dominated by regulators. In a survey of European deals completed in 2000 published by Thomson Financial Securities Data, Linklaters & Alliance came top (see table). The firm worked on 221 […]

SJ Berwin finally opens in Paris

Private equity partner George Pinkham and tax lawyer Sylvie Vansteenkiste are highly regarded within the Paris market as a buyout/venture capital and private equity funds teams. S J Berwin already has offices in Brussels, Berlin, Munich, Madrid and Frankfurt. For full story see next week’s The Lawyer (29 January)

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Bank set for first ever panel review The Lawyer revealed that one of the biggest banks in the UK was launching its first ever domestic panel review. The National Australia Bank (NAB) had used UK firms including Addleshaw Booth & Co, Shepherd & Wedderburn, Dundas & Wilson and Tods Murray. The review began a couple […]

Law Society acts on threats by Government

The Law Society is creating a compliance board to oversee its complaints procedure in response to threats from the Government to set up an independent supervisory body. Up to half of the board will be lay members appointed by the Master of the Rolls. The board will work on regulatory issues, including any problems with […]

The Firm

Tom Henderson and Rodney Bickerthwaite, both bedecked in tuxedos, are discussing disturbing recent events in the City… Henderson: It’s effectively vanished. One minute Biddle was on our radar screens. The next minute nothing… thin air. Bickerthwaite: Like when satellites went missing in the Bond film Moonraker? Henderson: That’s the analogy we’re trying to set up, […]

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