Applications for judicial review (JR) sometimes make for dull reading, but the legal argument put forward in a recent Administrative Court JR application is extraordinary. Or at least the facts of the claim, as stated, are. On behalf of Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) against the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the application […]
Daniel Glasl is a busy man. As Switzerland’s best-known privacy lawyer, his clients are often in the media spotlight although he spends much of his time protecting their reputations by trying to keep them out of it. His latest client, Roman Abramovich, is a man who routinely attracts considerable media attention – whether he likes […]
Most law firms are specialist retailers: they sell only one service. No matter how excellent the quality, any reduction in demand leaves them potentially vulnerable. The most successful deliver not only the best quality service to their clients, but they also understand how their business operates. This helps to maintain existing clients and to win […]
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.
When couples divorce, it is pretty routine for one or both parties to point the finger and say that it was his or her fault. Likewise, attributing blame has been firmly woven into the fabric of the English legal system with the onus on having to prove that a marriage has irretrievably broken down. But […]
It has been a very good year for most large international law firms with increased revenues and profits generally par for the course. But things have not been quite so good at Philadelphia-based Dechert. The latest results from the AmLaw100 show an unusual disparity in the firm’s performance compared to many of its peers.
Unlikely as it seems, LIBOR has been making headlines – again. Endless stories about banks facing heavy fines and their traders facing criminal trials have made this acronym for an interbank rate synonymous with fixing, rigging and manipulation. The latest story relates to a court hearing last week and what the Bank of England (BoE) […]