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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 […]



DLA Piper raids Orrick for London partner duo

DLA Piper has raided Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in London for partner duo Tony Katz and Sam Millar who are to join the City litigation group. The pair will work alongside non-contentious financial regulatory partner Michael McKee and the banking litigation team at DLA Piper. Orrick hired the pair in 2011 to launch the London […]

European Technology Index 2014: technology — an engine for growth?

In 2012, in light of the euro crisis and uncertainty of a double-dip recession, DLA Piper launched the first Tech Index survey. This was to review the perceptions and attitudes of European technology growth in light of market events and shifts, the financial regulatory landscape and government policies aimed to spur business innovation. This year’s […]

DLA Piper advises Manchester City on acquisition of Melbourne Heart club

DLA Piper has been involved in an Australian sports deal in Australia, which saw the firm advise English Premier League football club Manchester City on its recent acquisition of A-league football club Melbourne Heart. The 80 per cent acquisition completed last Friday, with the owners of the NRL’s Melbourne Storm taking the remaining 20 per […]

Slaughters consolidates position as top adviser to listed clients

Slaughter and May has taken the latest Adviser Rankings crown for the most stock market clients, with 27 more than nearest contender Pinsent Masons. It must have been tears of joy around the winners’ table for Slaughters, which boosted the market cap of its listed clients by 7.8 per cent from £79.1bn to £85.2bn in […]

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