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Leveraging your firm’s knowledge for a greater share of voice and market

By Samuel Page, Adam Elgar The “Excess Share of Voice” (ESOV) rule is as close to a law of marketing as we are likely to ever have. Across tens of thousands of marketing cases covering hundreds of markets and economic conditions, this rule is continually proved to be true. Brands that maintain a higher share […]

Reaching your market on LinkedIn (Best practice content campaigns – part 5)

By Samuel Page Reaching your target audience with content has always been a challenge. If you’ve been tuning into this post series you’ve already seen our best practice advice for planning a content campaign, defining your topics, and creating your content. Here we’re looking at how to reach an audience on LinkedIn through advertising.

Black Lives Matter: A call to action to dismantle institutional racism in the UK

By Desmond Brady The impact of eight minutes and 46 seconds in the murder of George Floyd watched by millions around the world sparked a new reckoning in the chapter of institutional racism—for not only in law enforcement but in society at large. Thousands of people marched in the streets around the globe and many […]

Debt for equity swaps – A possible solution to rising levels of debt?

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson, Oliver Duke The Financial Times recently reported that UK business faces a potential debt burden of up to £105 billion with small and medium sized companies under most pressure. Such levels of corporate debt are likely to be unsustainable and create obvious issues for […]

Technology trends lawyers should follow considering COVID-19—Part two

By Nayeem Syed In the previous article, we discussed how Covid-19 will accelerate existing technology trends and innovation. Here we will continue to discuss some of the implications which lawyers will need to consider and help manage their clients. As new technology is deployed at pace, technology-related risk-spotting becomes more important Many industries may see […]



Wiggin to open Brussels office with hire of Motion Picture Association GC

UK media boutique Wiggin is to open its first international office in Brussels with Motion Picture Association’s (MPA) European legal head Ted Shapiro. According to the firm, the office, which is due to open in January 2013, will meet client demand for pan-European copyright advice and will focus on copyright and content protection issues affecting […]


Sitting on defence

Whatever happened to the BAE-EADS deal, the lawyers were going to be okay The mooted merger of UK defence group BAE Systems and EADS, the Continental aerospace company, crash-landed last week after the companies failed to convince politicians the deal was in the interests of France, Germany, the UK and the US. But it was […]

Linklaters acts as Lehman Brothers edges closer to mass pay-out

Linklaters has helped secure a crucial agreement in the Lehman Brothers administration that looks set to pave the way for its assets to be liquidated. A team led jointly by global head of restructuring and insolvency Tony Bugg and partner David Ereira advised PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) joint administrators Mike Jervis, Tony Lomas, Steven Pearson and Dan […]


7KBW and Fountain Court go head-to-head in £1bn Excalibur trial

Fountain Court and 7KBW are gearing up for one of the biggest trials of the year, with the Excalibur oil case due to start on Monday. The £1bn dispute over oil exploration rights will see 7KBW set mates Simon Picken QC and Jonathan Gaisman QC go head-to-head. Picken leads a 7KBW team of Timothy Kenefick, […]

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Simon Cowell hires new legal chief from All3Media

Simon Cowell’s X Factor production company has hired a new legal chief from TV production and distribution company All3Media. Lawyer Matthew Angel, who was controller of legal and business affairs at All3Media, has been appointed head of legal and business affairs at Syco Entertainment – the joint venture between Cowell and Sony Music that also […]

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