23 Sept 2013

Mark Anderson

Anderson QC, Mark

Mark Anderson QC is a member of a number of groups at No5 Chambers. These groups are: banking, finance and finance regulation; commercial litigation; company and partnership; insolvency; intellectual, property; IT and media; international arbitration and trade; professional negligence; property; and sports and media law. This material has been sourced from the No5 Chambers website.

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Aviva panel review: The inside story

How law firms successfully targeted places on Aviva’s panel, with go-getting GC Monica Risam calling the shots Monica Risam is not the type of in-house lawyer to hang about waiting for others to take the initiative.  After moving from General Electric in June 2011 she had been in post as Aviva’s general counsel for Europe […]

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Corporate: another year of pain without much gain

After a less than inspiring 2011/12, corporate lawyers had their fingers crossed for economic recovery in 2012/13. However, wishful thinking did not translate into cold, hard cash. Global M&A volumes remained relatively flat throughout the course of the financial year, hitting rock bottom in Q1 2013. According to Thomson Reuters it was the slowest quarter […]

PetroChina

Corporate: another year of pain without much gain

After a less than inspiring 2011/12, corporate lawyers had their fingers crossed for economic recovery in 2012/13. However, wishful thinking did not translate into cold, hard cash. Global M&A volumes remained relatively flat throughout the course of the financial year, hitting rock bottom in Q1 2013. According to Thomson Reuters it was the slowest quarter […]

Malcolm Wood

Standard Life GC: Good life

A £100m courtroom victory – and at a slice of expected costs – is a pretty good way for Standard Life general counsel Malcolm Wood to prove the value of his team He may require a crib sheet to get the numbers right, but Malcolm Wood is looking pretty pleased with Standard Life’s (SL) recent […]

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Soaraway Slaters

Slater & Gordon is on the brink of the consumer law big-time  Australian stock market-listed Slater & Gordon took its first step into the UK legal scene in January 2012 when it announced the planned takeover of Russell Jones & Walker. The objective of the combined firm has not changed since day one – become […]

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Thoroughly modern in-housers

What do Aviva GC Monica Risam and Standard Life GC Malcolm Wood have in common? To start with, they’re the subjects of in-depth analyses this week. It might seem as if the two legal heads have had very different tasks to deal with. Risam’s was an exercise in management of external legal costs; Wood’s the […]

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Return of the Phantom Menace review

LSB: what the world needs now is lawyers, more lawyers  The Legal Education Training Review (LETR) is to legal educators, and some very keen students, what The Phantom Menace was to hardcore Star Wars fans back in 1999 – a great flop. With the same sense of crushing disappointment that rang out in cinemas across […]

Minaeva

Russia wants its rows back

Recent legislative changes are an attempt to stop Russian disputes being heard in foreign courts This year marks a turning point for the legal system in Russia. The process of redrafting the civil code, the fundamental piece of Russian legislation that regulates business, started after the collapse of the USSR in 1994. But even before […]

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The Lawyer Management: DWF

Tyrone Jones has been head of values and corporate responsibility for DWF since 2010. He was previously head of corporate responsibility at Lloyds Banking Group.  How important is CR to the legal profession? It’s vital to stay competitive. CR is about a firm’s business conduct and its reputation. What we do as legal service providers […]

Moussi

Faster, higher, stronger

Lawyers in Japan could be in for a big boost after the country won the race to host the 2020 Olympics The enthusiasm of the winning delegation to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Buenos Aires on 7 September was drowned out in early Sunday morning Tokyo, where crowds celebrated the announcement they would host […]

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Bribery: kickback in anger

By Laura Martino Ignorance of anti-bribery requirements is no excuse – and it certainly won’t be bliss for slackers The US government’s steadfast approach to enforcing anti-bribery laws continues, while its net grows ever wider, potentially affecting companies all over the world. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the US Department of Justice have […]

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