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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 […]


Fulbright raids Jenkens for entire tax team

Houston-headquartered Fulbright & Jaworski has taken the entire tax team from Jenkens & Gilchrist’s Houston office, which includes Jenkens’ Houston managing partner Andrius Kontrimas. Kontrimas led the exodus that included partners Patrick O’Daniel and Lisa Rossmiller and associate Donna Adams Harris. Kontrimas and O’Daniel will be partners at Fulbright while Rossmiller will be a senior […]

Garrigues launches in Poland ahead of CEE offensive

Spanish firm Garrigues has launched an ambitious expansion plan for the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) market with a launch in the Polish capital Warsaw. The firm is already planning opening in the two newest EU member states, Bulgaria and Romania, during 2007. Garrigues has acquired two-partner Warsaw outfit Fúster & Sartorius for its CEE […]

Is Romania the new rock ‘n’ roll?

Linklaters shrugged off news of the loss of a five-person team in Bucharest, but the firm has suffered a steady drip of departing lawyers in Romania, which is the latest hot jurisdiction. And Linklaters now has competition in that corner of Europe. Clifford Chance opened in the Romanian capital last year by hooking up with […]

Hammonds extends Italian alliance

Hammonds Rossotto and Hammonds have signed a five-year deal to extend the firms’ alliance. The agreement continues an initial affiliation in which Italian-based Hammonds Rossotto is part of Hammonds’ international network and can use the top 20 UK firm’s brand name. The agreement, which will be enforced this month, will see the four-partner firm, which […]

Angel wings it and Becks’ pay packet soars

It’s always important to pick your moment. Leave while your name is still in lights, when you’re still vigorous enough to be a player. That way you can build a career elsewhere. Tony Angel’s impending transfer out of Linklaters (see story) is going to generate plenty of speculation as to his successor. As The Lawyer […]

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