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The current state of the insurance market

Even before the advent of the Coronavirus, two major factors were already impacting upon the global insurance industry, namely, the beginning of a hardening market and the potential results of Brexit.

#Placemaking on the South Coast

By Georgina Massey “Placemaking” certainly was the buzz word at the recent Built Environment South Coast Development Conference. The conference gave an opportunity for key stakeholders in the region to come together to talk about plans for economic growth for the region and reflect on how this will affect our built environment and communities in […]

Hungary: COVID-19 travel restrictions are back

By Alexandra Bognár, Dániel Gera Pursuant to Government Decree 408/2020 (VIII 30), Hungary closed its borders to non-Hungarian citizens as of 1 September 2020. The new rules abolish the tricolour system of green, yellow and red countries (for further details please see “Travel restrictions are back”) and qualify virtually all countries as red. Rules Hungarian […]

COVID19 Overview on moratoria

By Martin Ebner, Henri Bellando, Minela Sehovic, Tsvetan Krumov, Ondřej Havlíček, Ozren Kobsa, Gergely Szaloki, Petar Vucinic, Jovan Barovic, Martin Antczak, Adina Damaschin, Petar Kojdic, Vid Kobe, Alexandra Adamickova, Levent Celepci Readers should be aware that EBA issued guidelines designed to clarify (among others) when a moratorium measure (private or public) does not automatically trigger the re-classification […]

Why isn’t fashion inclusive of disabled people?

There are more than 12 million disabled people in the UK with a combined spending power of £249 billion, also known as the Purple Pound. Yet retailers are missing out by not making fashion more inclusive – whether people are shopping in-store or online – and the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated these issues. In 2019, […]


Bakers posts 20 per cent turnover hike

Baker & McKenzie has reported global turnover growth of 20 per cent in the 2007 financial year, with total income rising to $1.83bn (£910m). •Baker & McKenzie has reported global turnover growth of 20 per cent in the 2007 financial year, with total income rising to $1.83bn (£910m). The bulk of this – 41 per […]

Not so fond farewells

The beauty of partnership is that it’s not just a business relationship, it’s personal. The most colourful off-the-record briefings are reserved for partner departures. It never ceases to amaze just how many faults one can find in a partner who was a glittering example of good lawyerliness just one day before they handed in their […]

Foot Anstey aims high with Serpell merger

South West firm Foot Anstey Solicitors has merged with Plymouth’s Serpell Eaton Solicitors. Ten-lawyer Serpell specialises in commercial property, private client and charity law. Two Serpell partners, Caroline Mitchell and Nigel Coveney, will join Foot Anstey as partners, taking the firm’s partnership count to 30. Founding partner Greg Serpell will join Foot Anstey as a […]

Rational security

With new legislation, the US government hopes to make foreign investment more easily accessible and accountable – something it considers to be important for a safer and more prosperous future. By David Marchick and David Fagan On 26 July US President George Bush signed into law the Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007, […]

US IP market hots up as law firms fight for talent

Growing demand for patent litigation expertise has led to a goldrush for lawyers in the US. More than 10 high-profile IP partners have moved firms in the last six weeks, often moving from national firms to international full-service firms. Howrey’s Chicago office has scooped all of Motorola’s US patent work with the hire of electronics […]

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