Firms must stress-test how they would deal with cyberattacks and other threats to operational continuity – and that extends to the resilience of their providers of business-critical services
By Graham Richardson Faster decision-making, cost savings and fewer errors – robots and AI are already benefiting law firms and their clients, with many exciting developments still to come In the age of robots, AI and automated law, the role and outputs of the in-house team is about to experience its own ‘big bang’. No longer […]
By Jake McQuitty, David Cook It seems like barely a week goes by without a high-profile data breach being reported on the front pages of our newspapers. Hacking and cyberattacks appear to be becoming more commonplace and involving an ever-increasing range of wrongdoers: from vandals to nation states and terrorist groups. The risk around cyberattacks has been […]
By Zia Ullah and Laura Dunseath The Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill was introduced in June, but will be dependent on international co-operation agreements with other jurisdictions…
By Paul Worth ‘There is no such thing as a digital strategy, just strategy in a digital world’ It is hard to argue with the well-rehearsed marketing strapline above in sectors such as retail, but to what extent is it true of a global disputes practice? A review of The Lawyer Global Litigation Top 50 2018 […]
Dividends distributed by Portuguese companies to non-resident investment funds are generally subject to a 25% withholding tax (WHT) rate.
Employment cases involving teachers can involve particularly nuanced considerations for schools. It is not easy to balance safeguarding duties with employment law obligations. We look at a recent case which highlights this very issue.
Every business exit is different and a seller’s requirements will vary depending on the nature of their target business, the parties involved and the wider commercial climate. Even so, common issues crop up regularly.
Open source software is seemingly everywhere and can help businesses generate value and operate more efficiently – if used properly. This on-demand webinar discusses the practicalities and pitfalls of open source software.
Economic Substance, FATCA, CRS, AML, Beneficial Ownership, Country by Country Reporting – the Cayman Islands regulatory landscape is growing increasingly complex.
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NRF’s Newcastle office has major implications for its global profitability
The US firm’s disputes revenue has ballooned in the last five years and Kirkland will become the first firm to break the $2bn barrier next year
For CRS to usher in a new era of sustained profitability it must be brave
Barclays’ litigation budget is contracting, an indication that the disputes tsunami spinning out of the global financial crisis is at the beginning of the end
Law’s numerous start-ups can provide a bellwether for tomorrow’s big issues but firms have to be alert to them – and then brave enough to exploit them
FTSE demotions and promotions can alter advisory rankings, while new London IPOs bring new firms into the mix
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal was unable to reach a decision last week on an SRA case brought against Mishcon de Reya and its former head of sports, meaning the parties will reconvene in October. The SRA’s case concerns allegations that Mishcon failed to take adequate steps to prevent payments being made into and from a […]
Ofgem’s former GC Euan McVicar has moved back to Pinsent Masons after eight years in-house. McVicar joins as senior climate adviser in the firm’s climate change mitigation and sustainability team, having served as GC at Ofgem for two years. He moved to the energy regulator from Green Investment Group, where he served as GC between […]
Former WorldRemit lawyer Sam Ross has returned in-house after a spell at Stephenson Law. Ross has joined business Remote as VP general counsel. After a decade in-house, he moved to boutique Stephenson Law as associate director and head of scaleups last April. Remote is an HR technology platform for international payroll, benefits and compliance. It […]
As City firms compete to offer the best rates for newly-qualified solicitors, regional firms too have been vying to match salaries for their most junior lawyers. Burges Salmon has increased its NQ pay to £60,000 in Bristol, a rise of 15 per cent. This follows the decision of fellow Bristol-heritage firm Osborne Clarke to up […]
Mishcon de Reya is to lose one of its partners to a real estate fund, just days after the move of its international arbitration head was announced. Real estate special situations partner Omega Poole is leaving the firm after almost three years, having joined in 2019 from Brown Rudnick. Poole will become head of capital […]
Far from being a complete return to normal, law firms across the country opened their doors a little more this month. How have they been preparing and what can staff expect from their old offices? Slaughter and May Slaughters has been less touchy-feely and more prescriptive than most other firms, telling staff to be in […]
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