Litigation and ADR
No one could have predicted that UK legislation brought in post-9/11 would be used to force the arm of overseas financial markets. The first litigation/ADR special report describes how, when the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 was used to enact the Landsbanki Freezing Order last year, a chill went through the financial sector that is still being felt today.
The second report features opinions on the early reports from two EU consultations that will have major implications for the pharmaceutical sector and class actions. The report on competition in the pharmaceutical market aims to address the delay of generic drugs to the market, while the European Commission green paper on collective consumer redress has the hard task of harmonising consumer redress mechanisms across EU member states.
Regional: Middle East
The first Middle East report highlights how the gloves are off in the United Arab Emirates as law firms fight for work in a saturated market.
In this highly competitive environment, the second report previews The Lawyer’s first-ever Business Development in the Middle East Conference, to be held in April, which highlights the fierce battle for business in the region.
Click on the reports underlined above to read them.