Litigation wave finally arrives to usher in the New Year

A clear trend is emerging in litigation markets: the global recession has spawned a wave of high-value ­multijurisdictional disputes. It took months for the upswing to take hold, but in August – typically a quiet month for ­litigators – the instructions started to roll in.

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The accountant and Al Capone

The story of how forensic accounting brought down one of America’s most famous Gangsters Al Capone famously said that “you can get more with a kind word and a gun than with a kind word alone”. But when it came to catching him, all it took was diligent and skilled forensic accounting, explains Tristan Yelland.

Investigations: new forensic accounting podcast

This Investigations podcast series looks at the complex role of the forensic accounting investigator. Grant Thornton speaks to prominent investigators who have grappled with a variety of situations to understand the key lessons they’ve learned, what propelled them to be where they are today and the advice they’d pass on to their younger selves.

Duty to report under Article 74 FinIA – planning tool for FINMA or (maybe) more?

FinIA has consolidated the authorisation regime for all financial institutions (except for banks which remain to be regulated under the Banking Act) and has extended this regime to independent asset managers and trustees. Even though the new law provides for a smooth transitional period enabling financial institutions to cope with the new regulation, asset managers and trustees now falling under the new regime are or have been required to file a report with the Swiss regulator FINMA. This article outlines the duty to report and its consequences.

Reducing UK emissions: 2020 progress report to Parliament

The Committee on Climate Change’s 2020 report to Parliament calls on the government to redouble its efforts and expands on its May 2020 advice to the Prime Minister in which it set out the principles for building a resilient recovery. The report highlights five clear investment priorities.


A Christmas tale

Once upon a time there was a QC. This QC, called Jonathan Sumption, was feared throughout the land, losing just one case in a whole year.

Hearing Singh

With the courts now taking a serious interest, libel reform looks increasingly likely, says Allen Green

Postcard from … Dubai

It was approximately 20 months ago to the day that my pregnant wife and I, along with our two-year-old son, departed for Dubai. What awaited us was a spacious, 3 bedroom apartment overlooking the Arabian Gulf on Palm Jumeirah and a new life in the much hyped land of hope, opportunity, glamour and adventure.  

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