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Leveraging your firm’s knowledge for a greater share of voice and market

By Samuel Page, Adam Elgar The “Excess Share of Voice” (ESOV) rule is as close to a law of marketing as we are likely to ever have. Across tens of thousands of marketing cases covering hundreds of markets and economic conditions, this rule is continually proved to be true. Brands that maintain a higher share […]

Reaching your market on LinkedIn (Best practice content campaigns – part 5)

By Samuel Page Reaching your target audience with content has always been a challenge. If you’ve been tuning into this post series you’ve already seen our best practice advice for planning a content campaign, defining your topics, and creating your content. Here we’re looking at how to reach an audience on LinkedIn through advertising.

Black Lives Matter: A call to action to dismantle institutional racism in the UK

By Desmond Brady The impact of eight minutes and 46 seconds in the murder of George Floyd watched by millions around the world sparked a new reckoning in the chapter of institutional racism—for not only in law enforcement but in society at large. Thousands of people marched in the streets around the globe and many […]

Debt for equity swaps – A possible solution to rising levels of debt?

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson, Oliver Duke The Financial Times recently reported that UK business faces a potential debt burden of up to £105 billion with small and medium sized companies under most pressure. Such levels of corporate debt are likely to be unsustainable and create obvious issues for […]

Technology trends lawyers should follow considering COVID-19—Part two

By Nayeem Syed In the previous article, we discussed how Covid-19 will accelerate existing technology trends and innovation. Here we will continue to discuss some of the implications which lawyers will need to consider and help manage their clients. As new technology is deployed at pace, technology-related risk-spotting becomes more important Many industries may see […]


Clifford Chance finally exhausts £26m special fund

A pot of nearly £26m used to finance Clifford Chance’s partnership restructuring has at last run out, eight years after it was made available. The firm said it spent the reserves on “exceptional costs”, including the overhaul of the partnership in the downturn, during which it slashed partner numbers, capping the cuts at 15 per cent […]

Fee uneasy

A sudden revaluation of the Swiss franc has led to a focus on fees, says Joanne Harris Switzerland has always had an aura of luxury and expense, but during the early months of this year that aura carried extra weight as the value of the Swiss franc soared. By 5 September the franc was worth […]

European Court delivers its verdict on Premier League broadcasting cases

Field Fisher associate Daniel Geey says the Premier League will look to extract maximum value from the UK market following European broadcast rights ruling Karen Murphy is a pub landlord. She was prosecuted after purchasing a Greek decoder and decoder card in order to broadcast live Premier League (PL) matches in her Portsmouth pub. She […]


CC focuses on white-collar crime with NY litigation hires

Clifford Chance has moved to plug the gap left by the departures of several high-profile US litigators with a trio of partner hires. Nixon Peabody’s head of government investigations and white-collar crime, Edward O’Callaghan, Morvillo Abramowitz partner Christopher Morvillo and US Attorney’s Office lawyer David Raskin all join Clifford Chance as partners in New York […]

Tax break

An end to Swiss tax barriers means more work for lawyers, although the expected M&A pick-up has yet to materialise. Just over a month ago the UK Government announced – with some glee – that it had initialled an agreement with Switzerland to “tackle offshore tax evasion”. The treaty, which is yet to be ratified […]

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