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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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Freshfields’ pensioners agree sixty per cent cash cuts

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has finalised plans to radically overhaul its partners’ treasured pension scheme, with some older partners accepting that they may receive as little as 40 per cent of their entitlement. Co-senior partner Konstantin Mettenheimer told The Lawyer that 90 per cent of partners agreed to the changes in an effort to make the […]

Beiten expansion reaps rewards as firm posts record profit and turnover

Germany’s Beiten Burkhardt posted a record turnover for 2005, with revenues up 20 per cent. The firm’s turnover grew to €83.2m (£58.1m) from €69.2m (£48.3m) in 2004. Revenue per lawyer also increased at the firm, rising 12 per cent to €405,000 (£282,800) from €362,000 (£252,800). Revenue per partner rose 13 per cent to E1.8m (£1.3m) […]

Government bond issue sees A&O continue its love affair with Pakistan

Allen & Overy (A&O) has become the only law firm to work on the entire recent series of bond issues by the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, having advised on an $800m (£456.7m) global securities offering. The transaction was Pakistan’s first Rule 144A transaction in more than a decade and the first time it has issued […]

Trowers & Hamlins: Keeping them keen

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Top capital markets teams prepare for hybrid bond boom

Corporates will be seeking specialist help if the hybrid market growth materialises, says Matt Byrne Last year credit rating agency Moody’s published a rethink on its criteria for rating so-called ‘hybrid bonds’. The move, coupled with last year’s International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) acccounting changes, pressed the button on what some analysts are predicting will […]

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