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European public procurement: Commentary on Directive 2014/24/EU

The detailed commentary on European public procurement provides an authoritative interpretation of each provision in the main EU Directive on public procurement – Directive 2014/24/EU. It also highlights the application problems and interpretative issues being raised in EU Member States, which in due time will make their way up to the CJEU or even require further legislative interventions.

There is no normal: rapid change requires resilience

Phil Muller, director of legal services at Williams Lea, explains why law firms need to make better use of data, technology and distributed working to future-proof their business models.

Offshore Litigation: Rule in Gibbs applied – Recognition of Singapore moratoria denied in Scotland

In the recent Scottish case of Chang Chin Fen v Cosco Shipping (Qidong) Offshore Ltd, the Outer House of the Court of Session refused petitions brought by debtor companies under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations, 2006 to, amongst other things, recognise moratoria obtained in the Singapore High Court on the basis that to do so would prejudice the rights of a creditor to claim under its English-law governed debt, which stood outside the proposed Singapore schemes.

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WeWork’s first-ever European general counsel has exited after 18 months in the role. Sarah Nelson Smith joined the co-working platform in September 2018 as it looked to ramp up its legal capabilities outside the US. When it started the hunt for a European GC in April 2018, WeWork stated that a separate regional head was needed […]

Presentation skills for lawyers: mastering the video call

“Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything,” once said American liberalism advocate, John Kenneth Galbraith, and yet the meeting is an ingrained component of modern day business. It is a component that has had a drastic makeover in recent weeks with the number of meetings and conferences now conducted via video soaring. […]

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Linklaters suspends partner profits distribution for Q4

Linklaters has decided not to pay the next quarter’s distribution of profits to partners, which had been scheduled to take place in June. The decision reflects similar moves taken by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, which this week confirmed it too would not be dishing out profits to partners for Q4. As well as this, Linklaters will […]

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