Legal Briefing | Global Outlook: Disputes |

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You are nearing the end of the discussions for concluding a contract – the obligations and rights are defined, the terms are stipulated and you are making final decisions as to how your contract will be governed. This is vital, for contracting parties are fully aware that deciding on what law will govern the agreement … Continue reading “Selection vs sovereignty: your choice of jurisdiction clauses in Qatar”

Legal Briefing | Disputes |

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From 1 January 2019, a mandatory pilot scheme will operate in the Business and Property Courts across England and Wales, ushering in a new era of disclosure management in civil litigation. Walker Morris’ head of commercial dispute resolution, Gwendoline Davies, and senior associate and professional support lawyer, Amanda Kent, consider the changes and what they … Continue reading “Disclosure in civil litigation: All change please, all change!”

Legal Briefing | Disputes |

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It may surprise some that raising and running court actions to a conclusion before a judge is only part of the overall picture in most large dispute teams. Dispute resolution is an area which covers many topics – at Brodies alone, more than 130 people work on delivering solutions for a diverse client base.

Legal Briefing | Retail |

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Retail and insolvency The increasing popularity of online shopping has resulted in a decline of footfall on the high street and rising business rates, wages and pension costs have resulted in a tough trading environment. With well-known retailers such as Toys R Us, Prezzo, Carpetright, New Look, Mothercare, House of Fraser and recently Homebase all … Continue reading “Ashfords’ retail roundup”

Legal Briefing | Legal Technology |

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Technology is dramatically changing the practice of law. Big data, machine learning, smart contracts and artificial intelligence are all making the assimilation and interpretation of large amounts of unstructured data much easier. Some doom-mongers see this as the end of the traditional practice of law. We believe, rather, that the trend will be for legal … Continue reading “More vision, less admin: putting data to work”

Legal Briefing | Finance |

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Alexandra Ovedenie of Radu si Asociatii – the affiliated law firm of EY in Romania – discusses how the implementation of  the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive could introduce new features to credit institutions’ Romanian business.