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 […]
Starting out at one of London’s leading commercial law firms, everyone knows that the working life of young lawyers is hard: long hours are par for the course. Walk through the City at 10pm at night and you can see some of them ensconced in steel and glass towers, still hunched over their desks, staring […]
It is the story which just keeps on giving: the long running, three-way struggle between international mining conglomerate ENRC, its former legal advisers Dechert, and the UK’s Serious Fraud Office. For legal journalists, the ongoing saga has given them plenty to write about over the past year.
It was published online as I waited to board a flight from London to Milan. ‘Subject: Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, as agreed at negotiators’ level on 14 November 2018.’ The media made much of […]