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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 […]

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Olswang is continuing its real estate expansion by boosting its planning and regeneration practice with a new head of planning recruited from Speechly Bircham. Richard Keczkes will join Olswang on 1 November, replacing associate and head of planning Alison Askwith, who will remain at Olswang as part of a larger team that will include two […]

Dickson Minto and Halliwells advise on Saints takeover

Dickson Minto and Halliwells have scored lead roles on hedge fund Sisu Capital’s approach to Southampton Football Club. Dickson Minto partner Colin MacNeill is advising the football club, which is owned by Southampton Leisure, which is normally advised by Jones Day. Halliwells partner Frank Shephard is acting for Sisu, which has made an offer in […]

Richards Butler HK gives Reed Smith Asia foothold

Reed Smith Asia foothold” />Reed Smith’s capture of Richards Butler Hong Kong represents a fantastic turnaround for the US firm, which has landed an sturdy launch pad for Asia. A year of negotiations managed to turn around Richards Butler Hong Kong’s 13 equity partners, who had been sceptical about the benefits of a US merger […]

Sullivan settles gay discrimination claim

Sullivan & Cromwell has settled out of court with former New York associate Aaron Charney, who sued the firm for sexual orientation discrimination earlier this year. Former Sullivan M&A associate Charney filed his suit for undisclosed damages against Sullivan on 16 January, claiming a number of senior level partners discriminated against him after discovering he […]

Berryman staff to benefit from new three-pronged training programme

Berryman is revamping its training programme and aims to sell itself on a renewed reputation for training its lawyers and staff. The firm is introducing a three-pronged strategy that comprises a training programme for non-legal staff, a career development programme for qualified lawyers and a new regime for trainees, who will now be required to […]

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