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Electronic presentation of courtroom evidence addresses accessibility issues and provides case clarity in Singapore

Based in Singapore, Fullerton Law Chambers LLC (FLC) is a boutique legal firm providing premier dispute resolution services. With a large litigation trial pending, the team handling this particular case soon realised that the volume and format of the document set would be problematic to present effectively in court. Many of the documents were complex […]

The art of apology; what we can learn from KFC about correcting mistakes

Earlier this year, just as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, fast-food chain KFC ran a new advertising campaign depicting diners licking their fingers – a nod to their strapline “Finger Lickin’ Good”. The ad sparked a backlash with more than 150 people complaining to the Advertising Standards Authority. It was widely deemed to be “inappropriate” […]

News on the rent front

In addition to the tax credit mechanism proposed by the Government as part of the discussions on the Finance Act (see our newsflash dated 16 November 2020 relating to the contribution of the French State to payment of rents through a tax credit for landlords), three recent court decisions have broadened the debate on the […]

Using content to make the most from digital events

Events – right now mostly digital – are the cornerstone of a marketing calendar. They offer a great opportunity to engage the people that matter and drive commercial conversations forward. The amazing opportunity that events offer is balanced by the time, effort, and cost that running or attending an event requires from your team. Given […]

Coronavirus Portugal – Impact on regulatory and criminal liability

Are there any behaviors which, within the context of a public health epidemiological crisis, could be punishable under criminal law? Within the context of a public health epidemiological crisis during which some assets are considered to be very important to prevent and fight the disease, anti-economic and public health infringements are of particular relevance. Among […]



Hogan Lovells signs association with Indonesian firm

Hogan Lovells has entered into an association with Indonesian law firm Hermawan Juniarto, in a bid to strengthen its presence in the emerging South-East Asian market. In recent years, Hogan Lovells has experienced an increase in the number of Indonesia-related matters it is advising on, particularly in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors.  In […]

Red all over

Chinese lawyers relieved as Communist Party boss is arrested The dramatic fall of Bo Xilai, former head of the Chinese Communist Party in Chongqing, has not only dominated the world’s news, but also allowed China’s lawyers to breathe a sigh of relief. The story concerns hundreds of thousands of Chinese lawyers and dates back to […]

Transport for London launches review of legal panel

A raft of firms are vying for places on Transport for London’s (TfL) legal panel, as the local government body carries out its first review in five years. Successful firms will also do work for the Greater London Authority, which is now part of TfL’s remit. The current panel line-up consists of Ashurst, Berwin Leighton […]

David Allen Green

Thinking about the NightJack story

Why the journalist who outed the NightJack blogger should not be made a scapegoat Over at the New Statesman, I have set out a detailed narrative of how a staff journalist at The Times hacked into a blogger’s email account, how the blogger was then outed notwithstanding contemporaneous emails alerting the editor to the possible […]

China’s Fangda hires Freshfields partner to spearhead Hong Kong office

Leading Chinese law firm Fangda Partners has appointed Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer litigation partner Peter Yuen to launch its planned Hong Kong office. Yuen joined Freshfields in 1996 and has been a partner in Hong Kong since 2007.  His practice focuses on commercial disputes, ranging from China-related business disputes, regulatory and corporate compliance related investigations, banking, […]

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