This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 29 March 2015

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Video: How to health check the anatomy of your legal matters

By Rob MacAdam With clients expecting more efficiency, transparency and value from their lawyers, it’s time for law firms to re-engineer their legal service delivery into real competitive advantage. In this video, Rob MacAdam, Director of Legal Solutions, identifies six elements that make up the anatomy of a legal matter, and discusses what improvements can be […]

Updates on proportionality of costs in court proceedings

By Gwendoline Davies, Claire Acklam Anyone involved in the conduct of litigation will be aware that the ‘overriding objective’, at rule 1.1 (1) of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), requires cases to be dealt with “justly and at proportionate cost”. Unfortunately, the question of what is proportionate continues to cause confusion and dispute.  In this latest […]

Women on Boards – As they progress, businesses thrive

By Susana Almeida Lopes Women represent 50% of the working population and are as much or more educated and qualified as men are. However, the problem of gender diversity (or lack of it), especially in top positions in organisations, is a persistent societal problem, and there are (many) studies that, if concrete measures are not taken, […]

Franchise resales – should franchisors be involved?

By Emma Lusty It is a common misconception that a franchise network with a high level of resales is a bad sign. In fact, a healthy resale market is a good sign. It means that franchisees are able to build up profitable businesses which can be sold to recover a return on their initial investment and […]

New EU directive – How will it affect family-related leave in Hungary?

By Daniel Gera, Dorottya Gindl Gender equality may be a core EU principle, but it will not become a reality without effective legal action. To meet the EU objective of reaching a 75% employment rate for both men and women by 2020, the European Commission aims to change the existing legal framework. Thus, the European […]

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According to Chambers Global and Chambers Europe Vallikivi is very experienced and well-known: “He knows the ins and outs of the area of banking and finance and is very helpful in explaining that information”. He works in the following practices: mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, private equity and venture capital, intellectual property, project finance, capital […]

Shareholders disputes

We understand that even small-scale shareholder disputes, if not managed properly, often disrupt a business’s operations and threaten its well-being. So, while we favour and work to craft creative solutions for problems, and to resolve disputes through negotiations, we are ready to shift to aggressive litigation when that is the client’s best option. Our experience […]

Parental leave rules will leave some employers in a dilemma, says Eversheds

Eligible parents of children due to be born or adopted on or after 5 April will be entitled to a new form of time off work known as shared parental leave. Naeema Choudry, partner at Eversheds, comments: “The dilemma for employers stems from the need to balance the cost implications of paying enhanced pay against […]

Ogier provides Sky with advice on sale of Sky Bet

Ogier has advised Sky on the sale of an 80 per cent stake in its online betting and gaming business, Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet), to funds advised by CVC Capital Partners and members of the Sky Bet management team. The deal valued Sky Bet at £800m. Ogier teams provided advice on Jersey law […]

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Hogan Lovells launches in Australia with Allens two-partner hire

Hogan Lovells has launched an office in Australia with the hire of partners Nicky Lester and Tim Lester from Linklaters’ best friend firm Allens. The firm’s Australian operations will be run from Perth and Sydney. Nicky Lester will spearhead the firm’s banking and finance practice, and Tim Lester will lead the corporate finance practice for the firm with […]

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