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Public and private wrongs

The Tchenguiz SFO claim illustrates how important it is to keep public law and private law wrongs separate...

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Costs and the client

DWF chief Andrew Leaitherland on the challenge for all firms - delivering good client service at a decent profit...

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LEGAL BRIEFING

ANALYSIS, OPINION AND INTERVIEWS

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The Crimean crisis – is it still business as usual for Russia?

As the EU and US threaten tougher sanctions and Russia remains defiant, trading conditions are still secure – for now

04 Apr 2014 | 00:10 | secure

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With KWM set to close in Berlin, is German strategy still a sticking point for global firms?

On 14 March King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWM) announced that it is to close its Berlin office by May, following a strategic review of its presence in Germany.

20 Mar 2014 | 13:25 | secure

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Making sense of the next move in banking reform

In-house counsel sitting in financial institutions across the City could not be blamed for thinking that trying to make sense of the banking reform agenda at the moment is like trying to solve the Rubik's Cube in the dark. With competing priorities...

10 Mar 2014 | 15:30 | secure

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Why the future of Russia's most progressive court system is hanging in the balance

In December 2013 the Russian Constitution celebrated its 20th anniversary. However, for lawyers, this anniversary was overshadowed by another event. On 7 October 2013 the President of the Russian Federation submitted to the State Duma (the lower house...

14 Feb 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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TTIP of the iceberg – what the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership means for lawyers on both sides of the Pond

It has been billed as the largest free trade agreement in history, yet many trade lawyers are still in the dark when it comes to the details of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal. TTIP, which was announced last summer a...

12 Feb 2014 | 10:00 | secure

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A winning hand – as the AIFMD comes into force, is the offshore model a better option for alternative fund managers?

The manner in which the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is playing out has all the appearance of a high-stakes poker game. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), national regulators, EU managers, EU domiciles a...

07 Feb 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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Should cyber security standards be imposed by regulation or left to discretion?

Late last year London's largest financial institutions stress-tested their cyber security resilience with a series of 'war games' co-ordinated by financial regulators and Government officials. Bank staff had to respond to several simulated cyber incid...

29 Jan 2014 | 11:25 | secure

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'Let's make history' – how the Canada-EU trade agreement is breaking new ground

After almost five years of negotiations, Canada and the European Union (EU) announced last October the signature of an agreement in principle of a new generation of economic partnership known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). ...

23 Jan 2014 | 10:00 | secure

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Magnusson: British Legal Awards European Law Firm of the Year

Magnusson senior partner Per Magnusson on the firm’s strategy and recent British Legal Awards win.

06 Jan 2014 | 17:17 | screening image

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Under the same roof – Legal Week Private Client Forum 2013

You don't need to be a sociologist to have spotted that the pace of social change has been rapid in recent years. Informal cohabitation without marriage, including starting a family together, has become common in many parts of the world. It is a ph...

06 Dec 2013 | 00:00 | secure

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