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The reason to turn yourself from a busy expert into a recognised thought-leader

If you are a “fee earner” working in Professional services it is likely that you are an expert in whichever field you specialise in. Your clients pay you a fee for that expertise. It is also likely that you are very busy. But what would it mean if you could turn yourself from being just another “busy expert” like so many of your peers into a “Recognised Thought-Leader?”


EC and CFTC announce a path forward on cross-border regulation of OTC derivatives

On 11 July 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the European Commission (EC) announced a high-level joint understanding (referred to in the announcement as the ‘path forward’) regarding the approach to the cross-border regulation of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. The announcement comes one day before the CFTC is scheduled to hold a highly anticipated […]


Latham ties bonuses to knowledge management performance

Latham & Watkins is putting its lawyers at the centre of its knowledge management (KM) strategy by rewarding them with full billable hours credit for time spent on approved projects. The firm has also ramped up its approach to KM globally under a committee co-chaired by corporate partner Graeme Sloan in London and capital markets […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman advises Bacardi on €650m notes offering

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised Bermuda company Bacardi Ltd on the offering of €650m principal amount of its 2.75 per cent notes due 2023, which completed on 3 July 2013. The notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Bacardi-Martini BV, Bacardi Corp and Bacardi USA Inc. The Conyers team comprised Graham Collis and Jason […]

Competition issues in resources projects

Joint venture structures are frequently used to undertake large resources projects. A joint venture may be used to both develop a project and sell the output from a project. Such joint ventures often involve agreements between competitors. As such, joint ventures could breach the anti-competitive provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) such […]

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