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Influencer law 101: Influencer exclusivity

Influencer marketing is a powerful weapon for brands. Influencers engage with target audiences through authentic storytelling, improve brand sentiment, and so drive a successful return on investment. However, with regulatory authorities increasingly scrutinising campaigns, mitigating against potential legal, commercial and reputational damage should be considered when embarking on working with influencers on digital marketing campaigns. […]

FCA clarifies cryptoasset regulation

Compared with some other regulators globally, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been ‘hands off’ in its approach to the fast-growing and often controversial crypto industry. Draft guidance, which sets out a three-category classification approach, provides clarification – but there will likely be grey areas in practice, comment Ian Mason and Sushil Kuner. Overview In […]

What do insurance clients want most from coverage counsel?

Three insurance industry professionals — each of whom works regularly with coverage counsel — discuss what they look for in coverage counsel and what will keep them coming back to do business with them in the future. Key Takeaway Insurance companies are running a business. They want coverage counsel who recognize the broader business context […]

SRA Price Transparency Rules: Tips to stay compliant

As a legal professional, clear communication is essential to the success of your practice—especially when it comes to your interactions with clients (and potential clients). It makes sense, then, that the industry has introduced new price transparency rules for the practice of some types of law. Under the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)’s new price transparency […]

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DWF makes first post-IPO hire in real estate finance

DWF has made Dentons partner Brendan Slack the firm’s first lateral partner hire as a listed entity as it looks to capitalise on the momentum generated from Friday’s float. Banking and finance specialist Slack spent four years at his previous firm, having joined in March 2015 from legacy Speechly Bircham – now Charles Russell Speechlys […]

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Shoosmiths on call as former Staples chain plunges into administration

Shoosmiths has been drafted in on the administration of stationery chain Office Outlet, just six months after it underwent a company voluntary arrangement (CVA). The firm, led by Birmingham-based restructuring partners James Keates, Aaron Harlow and senior associate Charles Williams, is advising Deloitte in the administration process as a new buyer is sought. Richard Hawes and […]

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Real estate report 2019: Four firms debut in annual rankings

Dentons continues to boast the world’s largest real estate group by headcount, according to The Lawyer‘s survey of the top 50 biggest teams, while four firms have entered the rankings. Dentons has a total of 392 partners and 1,400 lawyers globally, up from 375 and 1,300 last year, The Lawyer can reveal. For a firm […]

Living but not working in the Cayman Islands

This briefing considers the requirements for foreign nationals (meaning non-Caymanians and persons who are not married to a Caymanian) not wishing to work in the Cayman Islands but to reside there. For those considering such a move, there are various options open to them to make their relocation a reality…

“Delawyering” Inquests – Do as I say, not as I do

What does the Government’s ‘Final Report: Review of Legal Aid for Inquests’ mean for Advocates? This report was published in February 2019. The section entitled ‘Making sure inquests remain inquisitorial’ at paragraphs 184 – 202 is particularly worth reading. The estimated cost of providing representation for families at inquests where the state is represented (a recommendation under review) […]

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Clifford Chance and Kirkland lead in fresh bid for Inmarsat

Clifford Chance and Kirkland & Ellis are acting in a fresh takeover approach of British satellite company Inmarsat by a private equity-led consortium, in a deal that would value it at about $3.3bn (£2.5bn) and take it private. The magic circle firm has rallied a team in London and Washington, led by corporate partners Lee […]

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