Legal news

FTSE 100 set aside £31.3bn for litigation bills

FTSE 100 set aside £31.3bn for litigation bills

Data published by Thompson Reuters has shown that companies are stashing more and more cash in anticipation of higher legal costs, regulatory fines and court-ordered compensation payouts.

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IP

Cartier win battle against counterfeit websites

Cartier win battle against counterfeit websites

Counterfeiters beware - a recent court decision was good news for luxury companies.

BLOG: MANAGEMENT

Five things to know about face

Five things to know about face

The rules around saving face are key to conducting both professional and personal business, according to the author of Face: How Saving Face Changes Everything.

AWARDS

Attorney wins MacArthur 'Genius Grant' for immigration work

Attorney wins MacArthur 'Genius Grant' for immigration work

Immigration lawyer Ahilan Arulanantham has been awarded a $625,000 'genius grant' from the MacArthur Fellows Program.

LOCKED UP LAWYERS

Lawyer for Ai Weiwei handed 12-year prison sentence in China

Lawyer for Ai Weiwei handed 12-year prison sentence in China

Renowned activist lawyer Xia Lin has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud charges, prompting outcry among China's legal and human rights communities.

Blogs

FINANCIAL CRIME

Failure to prevent economic crime - déjà vu or getting serious at last?

Failure to prevent economic crime - déjà vu or getting serious at last?

Khawar Qureshi QC considers the background to the proposed new corporate offence and asks whether it can be effective.

LAW AND POLITICS

Compliance enforcement for sale?

Compliance enforcement for sale?

Trial lawyer Reuben Guttman questions how America's attorney generals and the political organisations with which they associate raise funds.

Management speak

MARKETING SUMMIT

Law firm marketing departments 'should be seen as profit centres'

Law firm marketing departments 'should be seen as profit centres'

Marketing departments should see themselves as profit centres and have the KPIs to prove it, delegates will hear at the inaugural Law Firm Marketing Summit in London on 5 October.

Corporate counsel

LITIGATION

Global GCs predict continued growth in litigation

Global GCs predict continued growth in litigation

General counsel from around the globe expect the upward trajectory of litigation seen in recent years to continue in the coming 12 months.

Business sector round up

LUXURY LAW SUMMIT 2017

Swatch wins Apple trademark battle

Swatch wins Apple trademark battle

Watch company Swatch has successfully opposed Apple's "iWatch" trademark on the basis of its registrations covering the logo "iSwatch" and the word "Swatch".

STATE AID

European Commission rules on Italian state aid case

European Commission rules on Italian state aid case

In an important decision on state aid, the Commission cleared public financing for Italian ground handler Airport Handling and found no economic continuity with SEA Handling.

Who did the deals

M&A

De Brauw Blackstone acts for Caldic

De Brauw Blackstone acts for Caldic

The Dutch law firm advised on the acquisition of the Ingredient Company in Canada.

Bookshelf

THE FUTURE OF LAW

Book Review: Tomorrow's Naked Lawyer

Book Review: Tomorrow's Naked Lawyer

A glimpse into the future and some legal reinvigoration is what is on offer to the reader of 'Tomorrow's Naked Lawyer', says law firm guru George Beaton of Beaton Capital.

 
 

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FTSE 100 set aside £31.3bn for litigation bills

Data published by Thompson Reuters has shown that companies are stashing more and more cash in anticipation of higher legal costs, regulatory fines and court-ordered compensation payouts.