This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 19 October 2014

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Complications of spinal surgery – has Pomphrey changed anything?

By John de Bono QC The short answer is no but feel free to keep reading. In Pomphrey v Secretary of State for Health the Claimant’s claim for damages in respect of the non-negligent complications of spinal surgery failed. His argument was that for a period of 10 months prior to surgery he had symptoms […]

Illuminating dark data

What is Dark Data? Dark data can refer to electronic information within an organization that is not easily searchable or accessible. This means that it is likely to be in an unstructured format, unclassified, and likely unmanaged by current information governance solutions. Every year, new chat apps gain popularity, huge volumes of data move into […]

A critical evaluation of ediscovery vendors – five hard questions everyone should be asking

Law firms and corporate legal operations departments frequently leverage ediscovery technology to effectively and efficiently respond to litigation, investigations, due diligence, or regulatory requests. With the big data boom, a rush of ediscovery software solutions have flooded the market to address the need for handling enormous volumes of electronically stored information (ESI). At the beginning […]

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Eversheds has advised Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division on a deal to acquire logistics services provider Neovia Logistics from Platinum Equity and Caterpillar. Eversheds provided holistic employment, pensions and real-estate advice across EMEA, South America and the Asia-Pacific. The Eversheds team was led out of the London office by partner Fiona Bolton and senior associates […]

Private equity lawyers from Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co advise LDC on Eley buyout

Private equity specialists from Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co have advised mid-market private equity house LDC on its £42m buyout of Eley Group. Eley Group manufactures .22LR rounds for the target shooting market. Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co advised LDC on the terms of Eley Group’s acquisition from global engineering business IMI, as well as on […]

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Covington and Slaughters advise on Qualcomm’s £1.6bn acquisition of CSR

Covington & Burling advised US mobile phone chipmaker Qualcomm and Slaughter and May advised tech firm CSR on the US company’s £1.6bn takeover of the British company, which will increase Qualcomm’s presence in the UK. London-based partners Louise Nash and Simon Amies led Covington & Burling’s team in the deal for Qualcomm, which will allow […]

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Offshore special: Singapore focus

Offshore players have high hopes of Singapore but for now the work is limited, so increased competition could stymie firms’ growth Compared with Hong Kong, Singapore has a small number of offshore firms. Although it is 13 years since the first offshore player, Conyers Dill & Pearman, opened in the jurisdiction, there are still just […]

DLA Piper, Hollaback! and Thomson Reuters Foundation launch guide on street harassment

A new guide produced by DLA Piper, pro bono client Hollaback! and the Thomson Reuters Foundation offers the first-ever global legal resource on street harassment. The Know your Rights guide outlines laws and policies related to street harassment in 22 countries around the world, including Canada, India, Colombia, South Africa and the US.  The guide is intended […]

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