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Electronic presentation of courtroom evidence addresses accessibility issues and provides case clarity in Singapore

Based in Singapore, Fullerton Law Chambers LLC (FLC) is a boutique legal firm providing premier dispute resolution services. With a large litigation trial pending, the team handling this particular case soon realised that the volume and format of the document set would be problematic to present effectively in court. Many of the documents were complex […]

The art of apology; what we can learn from KFC about correcting mistakes

Earlier this year, just as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, fast-food chain KFC ran a new advertising campaign depicting diners licking their fingers – a nod to their strapline “Finger Lickin’ Good”. The ad sparked a backlash with more than 150 people complaining to the Advertising Standards Authority. It was widely deemed to be “inappropriate” […]

News on the rent front

In addition to the tax credit mechanism proposed by the Government as part of the discussions on the Finance Act (see our newsflash dated 16 November 2020 relating to the contribution of the French State to payment of rents through a tax credit for landlords), three recent court decisions have broadened the debate on the […]

Using content to make the most from digital events

Events – right now mostly digital – are the cornerstone of a marketing calendar. They offer a great opportunity to engage the people that matter and drive commercial conversations forward. The amazing opportunity that events offer is balanced by the time, effort, and cost that running or attending an event requires from your team. Given […]

Coronavirus Portugal – Impact on regulatory and criminal liability

Are there any behaviors which, within the context of a public health epidemiological crisis, could be punishable under criminal law? Within the context of a public health epidemiological crisis during which some assets are considered to be very important to prevent and fight the disease, anti-economic and public health infringements are of particular relevance. Among […]


Keep calm, Herbies

This morning’s news is full of warnings that for those in distress, things could be about to get a little bit worse. Sadly for Herbert Smith Freehills we are not talking about George Osborne’s doom-laden autumn statement (does he not know it’s winter? Has he seen the snow?). Following hot on the heels of highly […]

Charles Gothard

Moves: 3 December 2012

Macfarlanes has made a rare lateral partner hire by re-recruiting Speechly Bircham international tax and wealth structuring head Charles Gothard. Move of the week He is set to join Macfarlanes in the first half of next year, although no precise start date has been finalised. He joined Speechlys as a partner in March 2005 from […]

Stuart Brinkworth

Hogan Lovells and Linklaters take brilliant cut on Graff Diamonds refinancing

Hogan Lovells and Linklaters have leveraged relationships with Barclays and Graff Diamonds respectively to advise on a $450m (£280m) refinancing deal that pumps funds into the London jeweller following its pulled IPO earlier this year. The package from a trio of banks follows the company’s decision to pull its $1bn listing in Hong Kong in […]

Bill Drummond

Paull & Williamsons partner defects from newly merged firm to Brodies

Brodies has hired a commercial litigation partner from Paull & Williamsons as the latter beds in its merger with Burness. Ken MacDonald will join Brodies as a partner in the Aberdeen office, where the firm is building a team of lawyers to offer dispute resolution services to offshore clients, as well as other industries in […]

FCPA update — May 2012

An update on cases related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, including the DOJ’s case against Morgan Stanley, the British government’s proposals concerning deferred prosecution agreements, and developments in Russia’s fight against corruption. Click on the link above to download this Debevoise & Plimpton briefing.

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