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BCM – Recovery & Beyond

A business continuity plan is an essential tool for ensuring a business will survive a business impacting incident. 75% of companies without a business continuity plan will fail within 3 years of their first major incident and 20% of companies will suffer from a fire, flood, terrorism, power outage, roof damage or theft in any […]

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A panel comprised of General Counsels from a mix of FTSE 100 blue chip corporations to high growth companies, offering a great blend of cultures and leadership styles discuss the characteristics of a good leader and share their refreshingly honest personal stories of leadership.

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Doing Dubai

Volatility in the Middle East continues, but contrary to expectations, firms that have invested in the region are not necessarily scaling back. The Gulf states are continuing to attract interest from Western firms, as Baker & McKenzie’s latest initiative demonstrates. Getting a larger footprint in the UAE is still a strategic necessity. Baker & McKenzie […]

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Exclusive: Hogan Lovells takes British Paralympic Association to Rio 2016

Hogan Lovells has become the official legal services provider to the British Paralympic Association (BPA), consolidating its relationship with the organisation. Under the agreement, the firm will provide legal advice to the BPA until the end of 2016, including for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and next year’s Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia.  Hogan […]

China’s new VAT regulations may significantly increase charges on Chinese exports

China’s new regulation on value-added tax (VAT), which went into effect on 1 August 2013, may increase charges on exports originating from China by up to six per cent. Circular No. 37 of 2013, jointly issued by China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) and State Administration of Taxation (SAT), provides for the replacement of business tax with […]

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Tug-of-war over Richard III heads for courts

Judicial review row reignited as parties cross swords over former king of England After more than 500 years the question of where Richard III’s body should be interred is going to the courts. The success of Yorkshire firm Gordons, on behalf of a group describing themselves as the king’s ‘descendants’, in persuading Mr Justice Haddon-Cave […]

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