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Asking the right questions: Evaluating ediscovery vendors [Part II]

In this second installment, we share three more hard questions every legal professional should ask when evaluating ediscovery vendors, looking beyond a comparison of individual features and diving deeper into the value and importance of how the products are actually developed.

10 stumbling blocks in a business exit

Every business exit is different and a seller’s requirements will vary depending on the nature of their target business, the parties involved and the wider commercial climate. Even so, common issues crop up regularly.

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German firm Flick Gocke Schaumburg (FGS) has announced it is launching in Hamburg later this year, its fifth domestic office. The firm is not hiring anyone to open the office, but is relocating several partners to the northern German city. Tax specialists Arne von Freeden and Johannes Baßler are heading up the new venture. Associate partners […]

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No5 Chambers’ Jones speaks at international arbitration seminar

No5 Chambers’ Tim Jones was an invited speaker at a seminar on international arbitration organised by the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, held on Friday 27 February. Jones spoke on ‘The West Tankers saga – arbitration, anti-suit injunctions and EU law’. 

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