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Ireland’s domestic woes have not seen foreign investors become disenchanted with the country. Joanne Harris reports on law firms’ handling of a glut of FDI-related mandates Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Ireland has always been important to the country’s ­economy, but arguably never more so than right now.As the new Irish government, elected in February, […]

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The more corporate the law becomes, the more emotional the fallout: discuss. Our three main stories this week all involve contentious partnership issues, in different forms. Four months after a claim was first lodged, Greenberg Traurig Maher and former partner Andrew Croxford show every sign of heading for the London Central Employment Tribunal in September, […]

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SJ Berwin chief Rob Day has put the US firmly back on the agenda It is as though Rob Day is looking to write his own headline. As he stares out of the window of SJ Berwin’s 10 Queen Street Place offices, admiring the boats as they sail under Southwark Bridge, his PR asks rhetorically […]

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