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EAEU Treaty on trademarks comes into effect

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Treaty on Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin of Goods came into effect on April 26, 2021. It serves as a foundation document for the formation of a regional system within EAEU territory.

Banking leaders discuss keeping pace with growth, digital transformation and driving operational efficiency

In a live webinar hosted by the Financial Times, Clare Hart, CEO of Williams Lea, joined two top operational leaders in the corporate and investment banking industry, David Sliney, Chief Operating Officer of investment bank, Stifel and Paul Poggi, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of specialist M&A advisor, Harris Williams, in a panel discussion on the intense pressure within corporate and investment banks to find better and more cost effective ways of running core support functions.


Fusion generator

The Legal Services Act may be causing a few sweaty palms at the bar, but as Bridget Lucas reports, grasping the nettle and using the changes to best advantage will take the sting out of an altered litigation landscape  The bar has for some time been aware that to sit Canute-like at the edges […]

Simon Bromwich

Ashurst chiefs on back foot after crisis meeting

Geffen, Bromwich forced to explain laterals and junior partner ’logjam’ Ashurst’s senior management was forced to defend its strategy at a tense partnership meeting earlier this month, The Lawyer can reveal. At the meeting senior partner Charlie Geffen and managing partner Simon Bromwich were obliged to account for the firm’s handling of partner exits, the […]

Jack Yu

Opinion: Chinese firms are gearing up for new legal world order

Since China’s outbound investment, or ’go-global’ campaign, started 10 years ago we have witnessed Chinese enterprises flexing their muscles internationally. This trend is going to continue, especially in the post-global economic crisis era. China’s legal sector has developed ­significantly over the past 30 years. There are now more than 14,000 firms and 150,000 practising lawyers. […]

Carl-Peter Feick

Linklaters elects new German chief

Linklaters has elected a new senior partner in Germany to succeed Michael Lappe. Carl-Peter Feick, who has been a partner at the firm since 2001 and led the banking and capital markets practice since 2004, was elected by partner vote and will begin his three-year term 1 May 2010 when he will also join Linklaters’ […]

Suzanne Wise

A taste for law: Suzanne Wise, Premier Foods

As counsel for Premier Foods, creating a legal function to reflect the vastly altered focus of the company has been Suzanne Wise’s bread and butter. By Corinne McPartland Picture a small boy pushing a bike laden with loaves of bread up a cobbled street in a northern town to the strains of Dvorak’s New World […]

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