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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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International growth strategy lures corporate ace Klein Shearman & Sterling has suffered its first high-profile partner defection this year. Corporate rainmaker Spencer Klein has quit to head up the M&A practice at McDermott Will & Emery.McDermott has seized the initiative in poaching Klein from Shearman. To make a convincing attack into Wall Street’s lucrative M&A […]

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Norton Rose in Greek success

Norton Rose is the latest law firm to be given approval by a Greek bar to register its operations as a branch office Having received approval from the Piraeus Bar on 15 January, the firm’s offices in Athens and Piraeus are no longer described as “in association with Norton Rose”, but rather become branch offices […]

Speechlys helps PA share its profits

Speechly Bircham has completed an unusual major restructuring transaction for longstanding client PA Consulting Group.PA, a management, systems and technology consulting company, instructed Speechlys corporate partner Tom Shaw to help develop a structure to ensure the fair allocation of gains from its investments in venture activities to its employees.The transaction marked the further development of […]

Risk and the public sector

It is unsurprising that risk management is attaining as high a priority in publicly funded undertakings as it is in the private sector The services provided by the public sector – healthcare, education and regulatory approvals – require the need to ration resources in a highly charged and political environment.Public authorities have tended to reduce […]

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