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European public procurement: Commentary on Directive 2014/24/EU

The detailed commentary on European public procurement provides an authoritative interpretation of each provision in the main EU Directive on public procurement – Directive 2014/24/EU. It also highlights the application problems and interpretative issues being raised in EU Member States, which in due time will make their way up to the CJEU or even require further legislative interventions.

There is no normal: rapid change requires resilience

Phil Muller, director of legal services at Williams Lea, explains why law firms need to make better use of data, technology and distributed working to future-proof their business models.

Offshore Litigation: Rule in Gibbs applied – Recognition of Singapore moratoria denied in Scotland

In the recent Scottish case of Chang Chin Fen v Cosco Shipping (Qidong) Offshore Ltd, the Outer House of the Court of Session refused petitions brought by debtor companies under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations, 2006 to, amongst other things, recognise moratoria obtained in the Singapore High Court on the basis that to do so would prejudice the rights of a creditor to claim under its English-law governed debt, which stood outside the proposed Singapore schemes.



Plunge in number of contracts shows market is behind the game

News last week that the number of training contracts has contracted by a whopping 10.5 per cent in the past year is a sure sign the trainee recruitment model needs to be urgently reassessed. In 2011/12 4,869 training contracts were registered by the Law Society compared with 5,441 in 2010/11 and 6,303 in 2006/07. The […]

Seoul march continues

With Baker & McKenzie and Linklaters becoming the latest international firms to arrive in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea now plays host to over 20 foreign firms. Like many of its US rivals, Linklaters already has a Korea practice team in its existing network. The magic circle firm today announced the relocation of […]

Transparency of clinical trials data

This document contains an overview of current rules on access to clinical trials data, an overview of the anticipated legislative changes and a summary of the issues that the new regulation may bring, including concerns raised by the industry. This is an area of considerable interest to the industry at large and to many clients, […]


Manx firm Dougherty Quinn bolts on local boutique Kerruish

Isle of Man firm Dougherty Quinn has announced it is merging with local private client and corporate boutique Kerruish Law & Trust. The merger will take place on 1 June. Kerruish managing director Paul Kerruish will join Dougherty Quinn as a director, the firm’s partner equivalent. Kerruish will head up Dougherty Quinn’s commercial property team […]


Chris Howard has left Linklaters again

Will it be third time lucky at Sullivans? Chris Howard’s move to Sullivan & Cromwell is one of the most eye-catching lateral hires this year, not least because so many assumed that he had found a permanent berth on his return to Linklaters in 2010. The restructuring star left Linklaters in 2004 to join Freshfields […]

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