Across boundaries

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Alex Novarese, The In-House Lawyer: How do people feel about the service from law firms? Simon White, Cognizant: There are a lot of individuals I like a great deal but as institutions, I struggle with law firms as a concept. Alex Novarese: Because? Simon White: I work at a company that has a large legal …

Emerging need for whistleblower programmes | Lee and Li

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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 …

Tumbling into crisis

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Corporate crises are on the upswing. A faster-paced R&D cycle, improved but riskier technology, 24-hour news… the list of triggers goes on. But our understanding of such events has not always evolved at the same pace. We speak of a crisis as a single incident but, in reality, a chain reaction will likely ensue – …

The rising tide of litigation against directors | Clifford Chance

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Over the past few years in London, our disputes practice has seen a rising tide in big ticket claims against individual directors. We have also seen a similar trend across our global network and in some of the offshore jurisdictions where we have strong links with local firms.

Cash-poor but claim-rich companies adopting the third way – international insights on third-party funding | Clifford Chance

Legal Briefing

Third-party litigation and arbitration funding is increasingly more prevalent, as a result of it being embraced by a greater number of jurisdictions and the funders themselves having raised a vast amount of money to invest in claims. Third-party funding can benefit both under-resourced growing businesses as well as established and profitable companies, allowing them to …

Revolutionising dispute resolution | Opus 2

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Technology is at the heart of the legal sector’s current, well-publicised drive for innovation. With the demands placed on in-house legal teams increasing, and legal budgets trending downwards, the pressure on outside counsel to provide genuine value to their corporate clients has never been greater.