Legal Briefing | Litigation |

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The asymmetric approach King Pyrrhus of Epirus famously said: “If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined.” He was talking in 279 BC about the large number of soldiers he had lost in the battle of Asculum, but today he could just as easily have been referring … Continue reading “The role of Litigation PR both outside and inside the courtroom”

Legal Briefing | Litigation |

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Much of the commentary about litigation finance focuses on its growth—and it has indeed grown. An overwhelming majority—70 percent—of private practice and in-house lawyers in the UK say that their organisations’ use of litigation finance has increased in the last two years, according to the 2017 Litigation Finance Survey. More interesting than where litigation finance … Continue reading “Litigation Finance: Key Trends and Opportunities”

Legal Briefing | International Comparative Guides |

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Introduction The question “Bail or Jail?” at the pre-trail stage, as famously pointed out by the famous Indian jurist, Hon’ble V R Krishna Iyer, shall always belong to the “blurred area of the criminal justice system”[1]. The Indian courts, in line with the Eight Amendment of the US Constitution, have acknowledged that ‘bail, not jail, … Continue readingNikesh Tarachand Shah v. Union of India – Constitutionality of the pre-bail conditions provided in the Prevention of the Money Laundering Act, 2002″

Legal Briefing | Disruptive tech |

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Poland is at the forefront of technological advancement in Europe in the implementation of modern payment and banking solutions, such as contactless payments, bank-branded pay-by-link payments, or sector-wide solutions such as the BLIK mobile payment service. The popularity of mobile and e-banking (with almost seven and 14 million active users, respectively) and contactless payments (currently … Continue reading “Why Poland became a key part of Europe’s fintech scene – and what comes next”

Legal Briefing | Competition |

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The Trade Competition Act BE 2560 (2017) (TCA), effective 4 October 2017, repeals the Trade Competition Act BE 2542 (1999). The TCA aims to improve enforcement of Thai competition law by introducing a number of new measures, including transforming the TCC into an agency independent from any government department.

Legal Briefing | Competition |

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Ireland is one of the best countries in the world for ease of doing business, according to Forbes. The Irish regulatory environment is business focused and pragmatic. Companies deal with smaller regulatory teams, giving them and their advisers greater access to senior personnel. Competition is no exception. Matheson is the law firm of choice for … Continue reading “Ireland: recent developments in merger control and antitrust enforcement”

Feature | Ashfords' retail roundup

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We may be a nation of shopkeepers and shopping may be the national sport, but retailers are under ever increasing pressure. Facing a spiralling cost base, currency uncertainty and changing shopping habits – retailers are having to get smarter to survive – and in-house lawyers have never been under so much pressure to help their business perform.