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BCM – Recovery & Beyond

A business continuity plan is an essential tool for ensuring a business will survive a business impacting incident. 75% of companies without a business continuity plan will fail within 3 years of their first major incident and 20% of companies will suffer from a fire, flood, terrorism, power outage, roof damage or theft in any […]

The principles of leadership for in-house legal teams

A panel comprised of General Counsels from a mix of FTSE 100 blue chip corporations to high growth companies, offering a great blend of cultures and leadership styles discuss the characteristics of a good leader and share their refreshingly honest personal stories of leadership.

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Cleary calls time on Tokyo

Things are not so rosy for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, which officially shut the doors on its underperforming Tokyo office for the last time in late April. As first reported in The Lawyer (15 May), the closure brought 18 years of history to an end, although by its closure the office had dwindled to […]

LeBoeuf scrapes through CAIB Chinese wall before rule change

The Court of Appeal last week (26 May) propped up LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae’s Chinese walls following a conflict of interest row with a client. The ruling, which supported LeBoeuf’s use of a Chinese wall, or information barrier, comes shortly after the Law Society’s new conflicts and confidentiality rules were finally approved by the […]

Applebys and Bailhache merge to create offshore powerhouse

Offshore law firms Appleby Spurling Hunter and Bailhache Labesse will merge on September 1 creating a firm with six offices and more than 600 employees. The new firm will be known as Appleby Hunter Bailhache and will offer legal, fiduciary and administrative services. Appleby Spurling Hunter’s managing partner, Peter Bubenzer, said: “Our strategic vision is […]

Does the Pensions White Paper provide a long-term solution?

Despite a reportedly frosty initial reception from some in Government, the Pensions Commission’s report from last autumn has finally borne fruit in the shape of the Pensions White Paper published on 25 May. The Pensions Commission was an independent body, headed by Lord Turner, set up to review the system of private pensions and long-term […]

Bakers, Norton and Trowers threatened with Bahrain suit

Baker & McKenzie, Norton Rose and Trowers and Hamlins have become embroiled in a licensing scandal in Bahrain, following a revolt by the country’s domestic legal community. The Bahrain Bar Association (BBA) and numerous individual lawyers have launched a lawsuit against the country’s Industry and Commerce Ministry, the Bahrain Monetary Agency (BMA) and the international […]

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