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Non-contact business landscape

The current coronavirus pandemic has made physical business meetings difficult. This guide covers 10 jurisdictions, providing an overview of electronic contracting, governance and procedural possibilities, focusing on selected key areas.

Legal responsibilities of (web) hosting providers – Instagram, Facebook and Youtube

In the digitalized world order, many needs and topics such as communication, socialization, and information are provided through the internet environment. Contents, data and information are transmitted over the internet and made available by transmission. The increasing use of the Internet every day and the widening of its usage areas brought along the necessity of […]

Why it’s the perfect time to implement a platform solution

One of the few good things about lockdown is the way it’s encouraged us to tackle overdue domestic chores. Hey, even if that just meant tidying our sock drawer, we feel better as a result. So why not take this opportunity to do something similar in your legal practice?

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Shoring up

The independent review of the crown dependencies due in spring this year could have advantages for offshore financial centres, but what of the UK itself? Asks Clayton Bonnette. The crown dependency review proposed by the chancellor in his pre-budget report last year is the ideal opportunity for offshore centres to demonstrate the stringent regulatory and […]

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Mills & Reeve staff band together to save jobs

A group of lawyers and support staff at Mills & Reeve has volunteered to work a four-day week to avoid seeing any colleagues lose their jobs. Staff in the corporate and private client group self-managed an initiative that saw six staff accept various reductions in their working hours so that no one would need to […]

Gibson Dunn revenue up, PEP dips

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has announced a 5.44 per cent revenue hike for the 2008 financial year. Firmwide revenue grew from $907.7m in 2007 up to $957.1m last year, while profit per equity partner (PEP) saw a dip of 1.32 per cent from $1.9m down to $1.87m. The US firm made significant investment into its […]

Offshore firms turn to restructuring to weather downturn

Offshore firms are confident they will continue to grow despite a downturn in referral work from onshore firms during the economic crisis. Responding to The Lawyer’s offshore survey 2009 firms said trends had changed significantly with greater demand now for restructuring lawyers. Cayman Islands’ Walkers said it would “continue to grow” while Gibraltar headquartered Triay […]

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Freshfields cuts associate pay bands

Magic circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is reversing its associate salary bands with all associates set to receive the same level of pay from May, despite gaining a year in post qualification experience. As a result of the changes, the salary paid to newly-qualified (NQ) solicitors will drop from £66,000 to £59,000. Associates with one […]

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