Legal Briefing | Global Outlook: Disputes | Lee and Li
As reported in KPMG’s 2016 Global Profiles of the Fraudster, more than half of the frauds were uncovered by whistleblowers and tip-offs. So to more effectively root out corporate malfeasance and corruption, some countries have promulgated laws to make internal reporting channels in both the public and private sectors mandatory. The laws include the Whistleblower … Continue reading “Emerging need for whistleblower programmes”
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!”
On 5 September 2018, the Court of Appeal re-enforced privilege as a cornerstone of a company’s protections in relation to internal investigations in The Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation.
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.
Businesses are creating data every day, from emails, word documents and spreadsheets, to social media posts. According to IBM, over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day. All this data is posing many challenges for businesses, including how to quickly and easily access and review mountains of data in the event of an … Continue reading “Using technology to improve ECA outcomes”
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”
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”
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.