As law firm revenues and profits continue to reach new heights so do the buildings which house their industrious lawyers, most especially in London. The scope and scale of this vaulting ambition can be measured by the architectural majesty of their newly opened offices, or those which they soon plan to occupy. In a competitive […]
On 4 July 2019, the French Anti-Corruption Agency’s (the AFA) Enforcement Committee (the Enforcement Committee) issued its first and much-awaited decision since its creation by the so-called “Sapin II” Law in France (the Decision). The Enforcement Committee found that none of the alleged five breaches of the anti-corruption requirements set out in Article 17 of […]
Created by the so-called “Sapin II” Law of 9 December 2016 (the Law), the French Anti-Corruption Agency (Agence française anticorruption, the AFA) is at the heart of the new French anti-corruption framework Not only is it in charge of (i) monitoring compliance with the eight anti-corruption measures set out in Article 17 of the Law, […]
There are some words that law firms love to use when describing what they do. Deploying a well-thumbed lexicon, albeit with a somewhat limited vocabulary, legal marketing teams invariably turn to: innovation, technology, service, expertise, experience, complexity, team, client, challenges, culture, global, international, cross-border, seamless, bespoke, relationships, tools, solutions. And so on.