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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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Johannesburg firm Bowman Gilfillan has set up an association with nascent Kenyan firm Coulson Harney, with the tie-up due to take effect at the beginning of September. Bowman Gilfillan chairman Jonathan Schlosberg said the association reflects the firm’s ambitions for pan-African coverage, adding that it cannot set up an office in Kenya due to regulatory […]

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Shearman & Sterling’s former German legacy firm, Schilling Zutt & Anschütz (SZA), has re-hired corporate partner Stephan Brandes from McDermott Will & Emery six months after he left. Shearman & Sterling‘s former German legacy firm Schilling Zutt & Anschütz (SZA) has re-hired former corporate partner Stephan Brandes from McDermott Will & Emery, six months after […]

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XXIV woos silk from Two Temple Gardens

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Wragges aims for German IP launch

Wragge & Co is set to open an IP litigation office in Munich by September, although it will maintain its relationship with ­German best friend Graf von Westphalen, which also has a Munich presence. Wragges head of IP Gordon Harris said: “Increasingly, if you have European patents, US clients ask themselves whether to enforce in […]

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