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Tools and solutions for increasing access to international arbitration – An overview

By Malcolm Simpson, Gwendoline Davies, Nick Lees Parties have been concerned for some time about the length and cost of arbitration, and how these issues can be effectively controlled. This article considers the factors affecting accessibility, how arbitral institutions can help, and how the parties can help themselves; different available tools and innovative solutions that can be deployed […]

Guide for facing review fraud in online retail

By Gwendoline Davies Fake reviews have featured in the press a lot recently, but they are certainly not a new phenomenon and such practices have no doubt existed for as long as people have been reviewing products and services. However, the explosion of the online retail marketplace has made fake reviews a very lucrative business. At […]

Supreme Court – Sporting rights over land are capable of being easements

By Maria Connolly Purely sporting or recreational rights over land are capable of being easements, the Supreme Court has confirmed. In a judgment handed down today the Court held that, so long as such rights satisfy the four well-established characteristics of easements, there is no reason why they should not be easements (Regency Villas Title […]

Employment: Quarterly case law updates

By Beth Jenkins and Paula Rome In this article, we take a look back through some key cases from the last three months and the lessons which we can learn from them. Discrimination In Ms A Gray V Mulberry Company (Design) Ltd the EAT held that an employer will not be discriminating on grounds of […]

Austria – Teleradiology and other healthcare advancements

By Florian Kusznier Technology and innovation are key drivers of advancement in a variety of industries, and certainly in healthcare. The level of patient care can be improved considerably with the right mix of traditional and innovative treatments and solutions. Nevertheless, there are regulatory challenges to overcome. Teleradiology is one area where technological advancements allow […]

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Hogan Lovells names 24 to partner in 2015 firmwide promotions round

Hogan Lovells has announced the results of its 2015 promotions round, with 24 appointments to partner positions across the firm including five in London. The firm’s 2015 promotions spread has seen nine new partners in the firm’s corporate practice, six in litigation, arbitration and employment, five in government regulatory, two in finance and two in intellectual […]

Cooley takes the plunge at long last with London launch

Cooley has planted its flag at last in London soil. The tech firm had been waiting for the right moment , and this week entered the City with a bang by raiding US rivals Edwards Wildman and Morrison & Foerster . The launch coincided with the conclusion of the merger between Edwards Wildman and Locke […]

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Fried Frank to shut Hong Kong and Shanghai offices in international downsize

US firm Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has called time on its beleaguered Hong Kong and Shanghai offices, with plans to close its Asian operations after seven years in June 2015. Ongoing discussions are thought to revolve around the possibility of maintaining a service office in Hong Kong, which could be an unmanned office […]

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JP Morgan legal costs soar on back of regulators’ fines

JPMorgan has revealed that it ran up $1.1bn (£723m) of legal expenses during the fourth quarter of 2014, up 30 per cent from $847m the year before. The figures were released in the bank’s fourth quarter results today (14 January). The results showed that despite the extra legal costs, the bank’s net expense for the […]

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