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    The business of staying in business

    18 January 2018

    Commercial pressures are forcing restaurant and retail businesses to seek better deals from their landlords, says Thomas Bond of law firm Russell-Cooke.


    Luxury goods suppliers can stop distribution on third-party platforms

    11 December 2017

    Luxury cosmetics supplier Coty has won its case in the highest court in Europe over selling its products on Amazon but, say lawyers, other questions remain.


    The Ikea 'Frakta' bag - a novel approach to dealing with look-alike products

    21 July 2017

    Balenciaga has recently launched what is widely being billed as their interpretation of the iconic Ikea 'Frakta' bag but, says Daisy Dier of Bird & Bird, luxury brands should seek advice before going down this path.

  • IP

    A step in the right direction

    21 June 2017

    The recent reform of the UK Unjustified Threats Regime brings clarity to the law but is it enough, ask Peter Damerell and Rajvinder Jagdev of Powell Gilbert.

  • DATA

    The sovereignty of data

    16 June 2017

    The lack of a unified global approach to data and regulation is a serious impediment to global business, says Dean Armstrong QC, Dan Hyde & Sam Thomas of Cyber Counsel.


    Law firms report chronic under-performing partners

    23 May 2017

    Most law firms are weighed down by chronically under-performing lawyers as productivity shrinks to an all time low.


    Freshfields strengthens US Litigation and Investigations Practice

    17 May 2017

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired Brent Wible, former senior counsel and special assistant to President Barack Obama, as Counsel in the firm's US litigation and global investigations practice.


    Law needs to be reshaped as AI and robotics alter employment

    27 April 2017

    The present wave of automation, driven by artificial intelligence (AI) is creating a gap between current legislation and new laws necessary for an emerging workplace reality, states a new report by the IBA Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI).


    KAA appoints eight partners to become East Africa's top firm

    12 April 2017

    Eight new partners have been admitted at Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA) in efforts to to inject 'renewed energy' into the 17-year-old company and make it the number one legal firm in the East Africa region.


    Clifford Chance appoints new Australian leadership

    10 April 2017

    Clifford Chance has appointed new leadership in Australia and created a new country managing partner position overseeing the firm's 70 lawyers based in Sydney and Perth, effective from 1 May.


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