By Athanasios Papadas Third-party funding (“TPF”) has gained traction in several Canadian jurisdictions. An increasing number of counsel and parties alike appreciate the value of non-recourse legal financing and its role in alleviating financial burden and mitigating risk. Thanks to these and other advantages of TPF, it is no surprise that parties engaged in (voluntary […]
By James Foster Recently I attended the annual Dubai Arbitration Week. Having spent 12 years working in the region as a senior lawyer, I’ve joined this and similar events over many years. But this was my first visit to the event in the role of litigation funder. This new perspective opened my eyes to the […]
By Neill Brennan Virtually every business has used some form of finance, whether it be equity or debt. Typically, CFOs play a critical role in determining optimal capital structure, looking at sources and uses of funds. Rarely however are opportunities presented to CFOs to turn a potentially costly liability into a beneficial asset. Litigation funding […]
By David Walker, Investment Manager (Solicitor) for Augusta Ventures According to Pythagoras: “The oldest, shortest words – ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – are those which require the most thought.” Litigation funders would wholeheartedly agree when deciding whether or not to fund a case. As the largest funder in the UK by volume of claims funded, Augusta […]
It is undeniable that dealing with multiple claimants is a challenge. One of those challenges is deciding how to structure the litigation. Do you flood the Court and the defendant(s) with separate claim forms for each claimant? Do you choose a claimant who shares the same interests as others in the group to act as a representative? What about bringing a test case?
On 24 December 2020, the UK officially left the European Union and, under the Brexit agreement, is now a third country to the EU, outside both the single market and customs union. The change means that UK-EU cross-border business activities are now subject to a number of trade barriers, including adjusted and strengthened border controls and additional administrative work.
The Finance (Tax Appeals) Act, 2015 introduced a new architecture for the hearing and determination of tax appeals. Amongst other changes, the Tax Appeals Commission (the “TAC”) replaced the Appeal Commissioners, with appeals directly to the High Court only on question(s) of law arising from the TAC’s determination (a ‘case stated’), rather than to the Circuit Court on the basis of a full rehearing of the tax appeal.
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.
If you want to be a leader who has space to be creative, you need to know your team has the commitment to take ownership and move forward with autonomy.
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.
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Firms have recognised that people like to consume their content in different ways and over the years we have seen firms establish LinkedIn pages, Instagram pages and launch a series of podcasts to engage with clients. But do firms know what is resonating well with the market and the optimum way to engage clients?
The pandemic has led to massive behavioural changes which have affected client habits, content engagement and client relationships, but have marketing strategies adapted to align with this psychological shift and how data-driven were those decisions? This session explores the importance of data in this increasingly digitalised world and where human insights still have a part to play in getting the right message across to the right people.
ESG is on everyone’s radar, but are firms meeting the changing needs of clients? This panel discusses what cuts through the noise, what matters most and what makes clients choose one firm over another to support them in delivering their businesses’ approach to ESG.
Simpson Thacher has boosted its London NQ pay as it joins the wave of pay rise announcements from its rivals. According to a source familiar with the firm, classes of 2021/2020 will receive a starting pay of $205,000, with the class of 2013 at $365,000. London lawyers will also receive “proportionate salary increases”. Earlier this […]
Ashurst has become the latest firm to increase the base rate for its UK newly-qualified solicitors. The firm has now made £90,000 its NQ base salary. Last summer, as it confronted the effects of Covid-19, Ashurst froze NQ pay at £84,000. In November last year it was increased to £85,500. In 2019 Ashurst had upped […]
What will your workplace look like after COVID-19? How are these changes in working patterns going to impact the different departments within your businesses? Given the increasing number of businesses switching to long-term remote work or looking to expand their talent pool beyond previous geographic constraints, this webinar looks at the practical implications of an […]
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