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KWM arises from the ashes in Europe

KWM arises from the ashes in Europe

It was less than 24 hours after the administration of King & Wood Mallesons' European arm before KWM 2.0 landed in London.

Editor's picks

BLOG: LEGISLATION

Privacy, surveillance and the Digital Economy Bill

Privacy, surveillance and the Digital Economy Bill

Ashfords commercial associate Christopher Coughlan maps out the thorny terrain for the United Kingdom's Digital Economy Bill in light of the recent CJEU judgement on the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014.

BLOG: LAW AND SOCIETY

What it means to think like a lawyer

What it means to think like a lawyer

United States trial lawyer Reuben Guttman believes that challenging that which is considered 'common practice' in society has always been, and should always be, one of the ultimate callings of any lawyer.

BLOG: TAXATION

UK tax bill shows there's no need for a sugar rush

UK tax bill shows there's no need for a sugar rush

Bowmans lawyers Virusha Subban and Yonatan Sher analyse how the United Kingdom's draft 'Soft Drinks Industry Levy' may translate into similar legislation soon to be introduced in South Africa.

LAW FIRM RATINGS

General Electric creates external law firm ratings

General Electric creates external law firm ratings

General Electric has launched a service allowing its internal lawyers to rate their external legal advisers.

Blogs

INFRASTRUCTRE

Infrastructure in Africa: procurement, planning and pricing

Infrastructure in Africa: procurement, planning and pricing

Why has the underdeveloped state of infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa not galvanised significant investment opportunities? Bowmans head of infrastructure Shamilah Grimwood explains.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

A Tale of Two Icelands: Inside the dispute

A Tale of Two Icelands: Inside the dispute

Wedlake Bell head of IP and commercial Michael Gardner takes us through the frosty depths of the ongoing trademark dispute between frozen food giant Iceland Foods and Nordic island nation the Republic of Iceland.

Management speak

GC FUTURES SUMMIT 2016

Law firms feel the heat from legal outsourcers

Law firms feel the heat from legal outsourcers

Not only do law firms have to compete with other law firms for legal work, LPOs are now a force to be reckoned with as demonstrated by VMware's work with QuisLex.

Corporate counsel

BILLABLE HOUR

Death of the billable hour kills off traditional law firm franchise

Death of the billable hour kills off traditional law firm franchise

The traditional law firm model has been killed off by the effective end of the billeable hour.

Business sector round up

APPOINTMENTS

Dillon Eustace appoints new banking partner

Dillon Eustace appoints new banking partner

The Dublin law firm says it is expanding its banking and capital markets group.

ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE

McCann FitzGerald launches artificial intelligence offering

McCann FitzGerald launches artificial intelligence offering

Irish law firm McCann FitzGerald has invested in artificial intelligence to speed up its processes in a range of areas.

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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Commercial property offers way out for buy-to-let landlords

Leading City lawyers say it is 'eminently sensible' for buy-to-let investors to consider commercial property, but warn of 'completely different legal principles'