Commercial disputes arise as an inevitable consequence of globalisation. Internationally, they have continued to grow in number as a direct result of increased cross-border activity. Those affected are resolving their disputes in all the major dispute resolution centres: London, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Paris. And so on.
It is thirty years since my first visit to Singapore. At the time, I had no idea that within a decade I would be managing a legal publishing and conference business based in Hong Kong that covered the Asia Pacific region. From a satellite office in Singapore, the company also published the Law Gazette, the […]
The ongoing globalization of markets and the ease to reach consumers online, has resulted in more and more trademarks being filed to take advantage of commercial opportunities. Today, there are more trademarks than ever before and according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the number of trademark application filings is rising exponentially . With […]
Sir David Green is an honourable man. That much was confirmed last December when the former Director of the Serious Fraud Office was knighted by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace. But less than 24 hours before the royal sword was placed gently on his shoulders, the retrial of two former Tesco executives collapsed: […]
Every summer, the American Lawyer publishes a Diversity Scorecard “to provide a snapshot of where the industry is headed.” It records the number of full-time minority attorneys—Asian-American, African- American, Latino or Hispanic, Native American and self-described multiracial attorneys—at Am Law 200 and National Law Journal 250 law firms.
By convention, judges very rarely give interviews and never make political comment. Even in our all pervasive media age, they still follow the dictum of Lord Justice MacKinnon, who wrote in 1940: “He is the best judge whose name is known to the fewest readers of the Daily Mail.” In November 2016, the Daily Mail […]
As one of the world’s fastest growing energy markets, Turkey has been increasing its drive towards greater self-sufficiency for several years. To satisfy its annual 300bn kilowatts of electricity consumption, the current energy mix has been quite well-balanced: a quarter of electricity generation is hydro-based, while roughly a third comes from natural gas and another […]
Recession, what recession? It may not have landed yet, but there is one on the way. Nearly a decade has passed since the Great Recession in the US, which lasted from December 2007, when the $8trn housing bubble burst, to June 2009.
With the term ‘key money’ we are normally referring to a sum of money that a Brand, interested in a particular location, gives to the tenant in order to withdraw from an existing lease agreement. This agreement foresees that such payment only takes place when the new tenant has stipulated a lease agreement. Therefore, the […]