4 July 2016

LMI analysis: Visa

One company reaping the benefits of consumers shifting their spending from cash and cheques to electronic payment is Visa. In addition to generating operating revenue of $13.8bn (£9.4bn) in 2015 – 9 per cent up on the previous year – the financial services company saw a total payment volume of $7.4trn. There were 71 billion […]

Moves: 4 July 2016

Move of the week McDermott Will & Emery has appointed Michael Holter to the firm as a partner in its corporate team. Holter was formerly managing partner of WilmerHale’s London office, where he was based for over 20 years. He specialises in the aviation and new media sectors, advising international airlines, internet providers and satellite […]

Report: Hungary’s economy gathers pace

Earlier this year, Dentons and DLA Piper joined Linklaters in announcing the launch of low-cost service centres in Poland. However, fellow CEE nation Hungary has not yet been singled out as a possible relocation point owing to its slower economic growth and fewer investment opportunities

Business city

Star legal writers: banking

Gowling WLG: Fraud update: Economic crime; TalkTalk’s cyber attack; the SFO By Andy Petherbridge By Sean O’Toole Crime of failure to prevent economic crime According to the justice minister, the Ministry of Justice has decided against introducing a new criminal offence of failing to prevent an economic crime. He stressed that the principle of corporate criminal liability […]

In-house interview: Christian Keim, Adobe Systems

It’s likely that on a daily basis everyone reading this will use an Adobe product, probably the company’s document reader Adobe Acrobat. But Acrobat is not the only product Adobe Systems produces, and the sale and licensing of its more than 200 offerings keeps EMEA general counsel Christian Keim and his 19-strong team constantly busy. […]

In-house interview: Andrew Garard, ITV

If there’s one thing ITV group legal director and company secretary Andrew Garard thrives on, it is a challenge. So when the media company’s then-executive chairman Michael Grade tried to tempt him away from Dewey & LeBoeuf legacy firm LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae just a year into his partnership there, he jumped at the chance

More borders, more fees: opportunities for lawyers after Brexit

In the wake of the Brexit vote, there is a need for some clarity on the general subject of globalisation and a law firm’s strategic positioning. First, globalisation is not a decision. It is a force and, for all intents and purposes, a force of nature. It is the movement of people, ideas, products, ­services, […]

Best in agility: Keystone’s agile working initiatives

The UK’s first dispersed law firm Keystone Law picked up two awards at last year’s Business Leadership awards, Best Innovation in Agile Working and Marketing and Communications Team of the Year. The firm’s marketing director Kristina Oliver, formerly of Odeon Cinemas and Thomas Cook, looks outside the industry for inspiration and for people with real tech and business acumen. This was reflected in Keystone’s campaigns

Shearman & Sterling needs to bare its teeth

How do you revitalise a fading brand? That’s the question that should be on the lips of the leadership team at Shearman & Sterling. The US firm has a stellar global heritage; it was one of the first American firms to crash into the English-law market and was a dominant player in leveraged and project […]

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