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Electronic presentation of courtroom evidence addresses accessibility issues and provides case clarity in Singapore

Based in Singapore, Fullerton Law Chambers LLC (FLC) is a boutique legal firm providing premier dispute resolution services. With a large litigation trial pending, the team handling this particular case soon realised that the volume and format of the document set would be problematic to present effectively in court. Many of the documents were complex […]

The art of apology; what we can learn from KFC about correcting mistakes

Earlier this year, just as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, fast-food chain KFC ran a new advertising campaign depicting diners licking their fingers – a nod to their strapline “Finger Lickin’ Good”. The ad sparked a backlash with more than 150 people complaining to the Advertising Standards Authority. It was widely deemed to be “inappropriate” […]

News on the rent front

In addition to the tax credit mechanism proposed by the Government as part of the discussions on the Finance Act (see our newsflash dated 16 November 2020 relating to the contribution of the French State to payment of rents through a tax credit for landlords), three recent court decisions have broadened the debate on the […]

Using content to make the most from digital events

Events – right now mostly digital – are the cornerstone of a marketing calendar. They offer a great opportunity to engage the people that matter and drive commercial conversations forward. The amazing opportunity that events offer is balanced by the time, effort, and cost that running or attending an event requires from your team. Given […]

Coronavirus Portugal – Impact on regulatory and criminal liability

Are there any behaviors which, within the context of a public health epidemiological crisis, could be punishable under criminal law? Within the context of a public health epidemiological crisis during which some assets are considered to be very important to prevent and fight the disease, anti-economic and public health infringements are of particular relevance. Among […]

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US firms Faegre Baker Daniels and Drinker Biddle merge into $1bn outfit

US firms Faegre Baker Daniels and Drinker Biddle & Reath announced today that they will combine to form a new firm beginning operations in February of next year. The merged firm Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath (Faegre Drinker) will have some 1,300 lawyers and consultants across 22 offices in the US, China, and the UK, […]

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Bakers hearing, day 10: Former partner questioned over decision to keep GC in the dark

Baker McKenzie partners, tasked with leading the investigation into misconduct allegations against former City boss Gary Senior, did not report the incident to the firm’s general counsel, it emerged in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal today. On Day 10 of proceedings looking into the alleged harassment carried out by Senior, it was Peter Strivens’ turn to […]

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Global Corporate 50: Here’s what the M&A teams are expecting for 2020

Considering the volatile year that the corporate world went through in 2019, and the number of companies, mostly retailers, that have been placed into administration or filed for insolvency in the UK alone, it was refreshing to see that a number of firms contacted for The Lawyer’s Global Corporate 50 report had a positive outlook […]

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