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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 […]

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Conquering Europe

Over the last few years US firms have stormed into Europe with a host of mergers and lateral hires. Nicola Smith reports on what they’ve been up to this year, both at home and away HEADLINESShearman & Sterling in Germany strengthened its position in Asia by taking on high-profile corporate partner Andreas Diem, who has […]

Richards Butler's Chinese walls are safe

Three conflict of interest cases against Richards Butler, considered to be as important as the infamous Price Jefri Chinese walls litigation, have been thrown out of court The three central claims against Richards Butler have been thrown out by the Court of Appeal, which ruled that the firm’s Chinese walls are sufficiently strong to prevent […]

Norton Rose completes rejig of management

Norton Rose has finalised its management team and appointed corporate finance partner James Bateson and litigation partner Patrick Farrell to fill the two remaining posts The appointments are very much in line with the firm’s strategy to modernise its management structure by including a number of younger partners.Chief executive officer (CEO) Peter Martyr said: “Patrick […]

Conquering the US

The launch of Clifford Chance’s San Francisco office saw the profession’s biggest ever lateral hire CC makes lateral-hire history with mammoth raid on BrobeckThe award for most dramatic saga so far this year has to go to San Francisco-based Brobeck Phleger & Harrison. Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells plundered the West Coast firm for the […]

Legal profession finds 'no action' policy for cartel whistleblowers too ill-defined

An Office of Fair Trading (OFT) consultation document on leniency for whistleblowers in cartel cases has been met with a negative reaction from the legal profession The paper, published on 15 July, outlines the circumstances in which the OFT will grant individuals immunity from criminal prosecution by issuing them ‘no action’ letters under the proposed […]

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