Summary of legal liabilities under current laws.
By Ding Liping, Sun Xun The emergence of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in China has aroused deep concerns not only from companies who have business in China but also who have business contacts with their Chinese counterparts. We are now in a situation that some companies have partly resumed their work while some […]
By Jingxia Liu , Yixuan Liu, Ting Xiao, Ying Wang At the start of the new year, 2020, a sudden novel coronavirus pneumonia emerged in China. It spread quickly in Wuhan, a city of 11 million people, and then indiscriminately spilled over all of the provinces in China. COVID-19, the name given by the World […]
Fatal road accidents involving self-driving autopilot technology have raised fresh safety concerns, while opening up a debate about the ethics of automobile makers
A recent development concerning the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters seen from a Chinese perspective
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 […]
The key lessons from the first two topics in our Brave New Law series.
In a tough commercial environment, improving the speed at which the enterprise can negotiate and close a transaction is vital.
How contract review technology puts GCs on equal footing with the rest of the senior management team, enabling them to become more efficient and speed up deal velocity.
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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Cooley is looking to start populating its new office in TwentyTwo Bishopsgate in the second quarter of 2021, the latest step in an effort to carry out the firm’s long-planned move. It is understood that the firm is looking to organise a phased move well after the beginning of the year, with a time frame […]
Weightmans will have returned three-quarters of its employees from furlough at the beginning of October, as the deadline for the coronavirus job retention scheme approaches. The firm originally furloughed 137 fee-earners, including those on a rotation, and 189 non fee earners. Weightmans has since been gradually bringing back employees; in June, the firm returned 30 […]
Linklaters, Ashurst and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett are acting on security giant GardaWorld’s £3bn hostile bid for its British rival G4S. Lniklaters global head of corporate Aedamar Comiskey is taking the lead for FTSE 250 G4S, which has already rebuffed three approaches from GardaWorld over the summer. Corporate partner Ben Spiers and debt partner Sinead […]
Every October, Black partners, associates, juniors and barristers are welcomed to panels, conferences and seminars to speak about their work. However, it is not good enough to do this once a year. Firms must consistently make concerted plans to improve ethnic diversity. Current data is stark both at the bottom and top – law firms have […]
The award for Corporate Team of the Year, sponsored by Howden, features a diverse selection of deals. The shortlist includes public and private acquisitions, transatlantic deals, attempted hostile takeovers and restructurings, and involves clients across a range of industries. In a high-profile boardroom tussle, Clifford Chance advised Provident Financial on its successful 14-week defence against […]
Clyde & Co has secured an offering in Kenya after it agreed on an association with a local firm. Clydes, which already has three offices in Africa, has entered into an association with Kangwana & Co. The office will be based in the East African country’s capital, Nairobi. Operating as “Kangwana in association with Clyde […]