The imagination gap

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Rising temperatures and sea levels, shrinking ice sheets and sea ice, extreme weather events. They’re all mainstays of today’s news cycles with a worrying – and growing – frequency.

Eye of the storm

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‘Insurers are trying to remain profitable in a hard environment – it’s still a difficult and competitive market,’ notes Katherine Coates, head of insurance at Clifford Chance (CC), assessing the UK insurance industry a few days before the coronavirus outbreak was classed as a global emergency.

Reputation preserved

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Specialist lawyers, covering areas such as trade mark protection and enforcement as well as advertising and marketing, have had a role to play in shaping the success of some of the biggest global consumer brands.

Chicken run

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In an exclusive extract from her new book You Didn’t Mention The Piranhas, Sarah Nelson Smith writes candidly about how it feels to be in the middle of a PR crisis:

Scrum time

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Business is full of buzzwords, and among the buzziest of the last few years is ‘agile’.

A different mindset

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Alex Novarese, The In-House Lawyer: It has been a record period for Asian activity into Europe. How do you see the general trends? Abhijit Mukhopadhyay, Hinduja Group: China is an issue, because the main difference between the Asian companies, European companies and Chinese companies is that Chinese companies are directly or indirectly state-owned. The second …

When the tide goes out

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There is a long-established truism among white-collar crime lawyers that when a country goes into a recession, financial crime rises to the surface. And with various reports suggesting Brexit uncertainty and low business confidence could tip the UK economy into a downturn, those specialists are predicting more work will hit desks soon.

Different strokes

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Rachel Gonzalez, general counsel, Starbucks Starbucks has a fundamental business tenet that we are creating a welcoming place for all people, and that means inclusion and diversity is critical to our success. We provide inclusion training and tools to managers to ensure we are preparing all leaders to foster a diverse culture based on merit.