The rise of legal operations

Legal Briefing

Shay Ogunsanya of Legisway by Wolters Kluwer asks whether your legal department is operating in the most strategic way it can? Does your legal department operate in the most strategic way possible? That is the question fuelling the impressive rise of the legal operations function in legal departments around the world.

The 2019 arbitration amendments – how long till India gets it right?

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The Indian legislature has in the last few years been at pains to promote India as a hub for international arbitration. The first step in that direction was the promulgation of the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act 2015 (2015 Amendment), which was aimed at reducing the interference of courts in arbitration proceedings.

Doing business in the UAE

Legal Briefing

CMS’s John O’Connor and Harkee Wilson discuss the challenges and issues businesses face operating in the UAE and investigate some of the recent changes in the business environment.

Forum shopping? The case for litigating in Ireland

Legal Briefing

As business has become increasingly global, the selection of an appropriate choice of governing law and jurisdiction to determine disputes arising from commercial contracts is of growing importance. It is an issue which can, and often does, significantly affect the outcome of the legal process. Dillon Eustace’s head of litigation, Kieran Cowhey, and partner John …

French jurisdiction when assessing evidence in cross-border disputes – more advantages than you think

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There is a well-known difference between common law systems and civil law systems when it comes to evidence gathering. Because of that difference, citizens in common law regimes tend to believe that their jurisdiction is more favourable with regards to evidence gathering as what is known as the discovery process compels parties to communicate the …

Doing business in Iran

Legal Briefing

Behnam Khatami, Hooman Sabeti and Amir Mirtaheri of Sabeti & Khatami discuss the opportunities and challenges of the Iranian market.