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New Court of Appeal case a game-changer for arbitration in family law

By Sarah Green A recent Court of Appeal case has the potential to change the landscape of arbitration in family law. With the court backlog worse than ever as a result of Covid-19, out-of-court settlement options, such as Early Neutral Evaluations, Private FDRs and Arbitration are seen as increasingly attractive prospects for separating couples, who […]

Decade-long Saad litigation settled between AHAB and Grant Thornton Defendants

By Rupert Bell, Shelley White, Colette Wilkins, Andrew Gibson, Arikka Farley After over 11 years of litigation, Walkers Cayman is pleased to announce that Walkers’ clients, the Grant Thornton Defendants, have reached a confidential settlement with AHAB which results in their release from the AHAB v. Saad Investments and Others proceedings in the Cayman Islands. The proceedings […]

The remote trustee: Getting your house in order after the Covid-19 pandemic

By David Pytches, Monique Bhullar, Philip Paschalides, David Pytches, Clive Thomas To say 2020 has been a challenging year for many would be an understatement. The onset of COVID-19 saw significant hardships for millions of people globally and the economic impacts continue to ripple across the world’s economy, with many expecting these negative consequences to […]

How to manage virtual cross-cultural teams – Interculturality

How to manage virtual teams In our last blog, we explored why it’s important to capitalise on internal resources by designing inclusive workplaces. Inclusion often encounters resistance among those who consider it a passing HR trend and feel the voice of the diversity and inclusion (D&I) advocates is too paternalistic. But often this resistance exists because […]



CC and Slaughters lead Corus and CSN’s transatlantic tie-up Clifford Chance and Slaughter and May have taken the leading roles on a groundbreaking merger between Corus and Brazilian steel giant Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN). The tie-up will create the world’s fifth-largest steel company and the only transatlantic one.A Clifford Chance team led by New York-based, […]

The whole truth?

Enronitis has caused a fever of anticipation – and dread – over new regulations to make corporate lawyers report client misdeeds to the powers that be. Jon Robins reports

Orrick looks for further growth in Los Angeles with new office head

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has appointed real estate partner Michael McAndrews as head of its Los Angeles office McAndrews has specialised in real estate-related matters for more than 20 years. His practice counts corporates, financial institutions, investment companies and real estate developers among its clients.John MacKerron, managing director for offices, said: “Mike’s strong leadership skills […]

Beachcroft Wansbroughs gives IP a leg-up by hiring ex-Finers partner

Beachcroft Wansbro-ughs has boosted its intellectual property (IP) practice by hiring Robin Fry as a partner Fry has joined the national firm’s London office from e-learning company 2Ends.He spent two years as co-director of 2Ends, which provides in-house continuing professional development programmes to law firms, and prior to that was a partner at Finers Stephens […]

The Leader Column

Who can tell the best way to deal with a downturn? Is it best to proceed with caution? Or should you be hell-bent on using it as a time to get one over on the magic circle, seeing it as an opportunity to nab partners normally out of your league? Only time will tell. Norton […]

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