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Streamlining the legal hold process

This white paper covers: the basics of legal holds, highlighting their importance to pending and active litigation processes; common challenges and how they might be avoided through the implementation of an effective strategy; and an exclusive introduction into the unique legal holds solutions built directly into the Everlaw platform.

Covid and counterfeits: How brand owners are fighting back against pandemic opportunists

As has been widely noted, online trade grew significantly in 2020. Confined to their homes, consumers relied on the internet for buying food, household products, medical supplies, children’s toys and games, and electronic goods. In response to the increased demand, online marketplaces expanded their range of suppliers. Meanwhile, trying not to lose their traditional customers, offline businesses rapidly moved into the online space.

Cyber Security – What do pension scheme trustees need to know?

With “European Cybersecurity Month” drawing to a close, and the Pensions Regulator sharpening its focus on cyber risk as part of its new single code of practice, now is the perfect time for pension scheme trustees to consider this area of significant and growing risk to your scheme.


Why Bear’s not out of the woods yet

BEAR STEARNS Shareholders’ litigation could still go to full trial Since its sudden acquisition by JPMorgan in March, US investment bank Bear Stearns has racked up a series of disputes with the likes of Barclays Capital. The latest courtroom battle is hot news. Last week (11 August) The Lawyer was at the New York State […]

Dechert, Norton rose on Islamic AIM listing

Dechert and Norton Rose have cemented their positions as leading advisers for Islamic finance by winning roles in the AIM listing of The Family Shari’ah Fund. Norton Rose advised the company, led by Islamic finance partners Neil Miller and Davide Barzilai. Dechert’s head of Islamic finance in London Abradat Kamalpour ­represented Blomfield ­Corporate Finance, which […]


Hammonds prepares the ground for US merger

Three transatlantic options on the table as firm aims to build on £15m stateside business Hammonds has put a transatlantic merger firmly on the agenda as it looks to overhaul its US strategy. Since the firm’s June partner conference at Barcelona’s Hotel Arts, it has been ­decided that Hammonds needs to give further impetus to […]

Hammonds takes two associates as partners

Hammonds has ramped up its banking practice with Kirkland & Ellis senior associate Samrad Nazer and Denton Wilde Sapte senior associate Iain Shurwood who both join the partnership. Both Nazer and Shurwood join the firm’s banking practice in London and will work alongside partners David Sachs and Graeme Carney. Hammonds banking head Jonathan Edwards said […]

Beijing gives Dechert green light for global drive

Dechert green light for global drive” />Dechert is gearing up for a real push in to the parts of the world where it does not have a presence after winning a licence to practice in Beijing last week. The US firm opened in Hong Kong last year and has agreed terms with a number of […]

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