The benefits of conducting arbitration in the Cayman Islands

An increasing number of contracts involving Cayman Islands entities are now drafted to contain arbitration agreements which provide for disputes to be resolved through private arbitration to be conducted in the Cayman Islands (or held elsewhere in the world, or by remote video-link), subject to the supervision of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

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Webinar: Client engagement in a changing world – How is the BD & Marketing function evolving?

This free to watch webinar was part of the Marketing Leadership virtual conference that took place on 11th – 12th November 2020. Complete the form below to access the 40-minute recording of this discussion.   The practice of law is not traditionally renowned for keeping pace with society’s changing demands and the new ways of the world. This year we have seen society rapidly evolve and the old model of partner-led law firms is evolving too. We are now witnessing a much wider group of professionals engaging with existing and potential clients. With increased competition the norm, differentiation, gathering feedback and client retention are vitally important for Marketing and BD teams. In this session, the panel highlights the key themes that influence client engagement, including the ability to be able to pivot as a firm, understanding that clients are facing a situation where legal budgets are being scrutinised and GCs are being asked to cut costs, and ultimately that clients do not want content, they want market insights based on what firms are seeing. Fill in the form below to hear KPMG’s director- head of legal operations transformation services Nicola Brooks, White & Case’s global head of strategy & development- private equity Jason Piro, Slaughter and May’s director of business development Michelle Holford and Skadden’s European head of marketing Jeremy Ford discuss these issues and more.

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Noerr to give up UK LLP with no Brexit deal in sight

German independent Noerr is planning to change the form of its legal entity from a UK LLP to a German comparable, in light of the stalling Brexit talks. The second largest German firm, which adopted a UK limited liability partnership structure in 2009, is being forced to change its business structure due to the delay […]

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Two partners have been hit with a fine from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), after an investigation into an account held by Womble Bond Dickinson. The investigation was related to a previous SRA decision, where the firm was rebuked and fined in August 2020. It concerned the use of an account held for Client A, […]

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