Survey finds threats such as activism, fake news and cancel culture have transformed the reputational risk landscape in the last five years.
Cybersecurity as a facet of growing CSR demands.
Fines handed out for breaches of Data Protection Act (DPA) and Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations Act (PECR).
Lockdown working has exposed the gaps in cyber security practices in many law firms. With hackers looking for a pay day, it’s never too late to become cyber proactive. Guy Lloyd at CySure explains why cyber security doesn’t need to be complex, costly or confusing.
Disability-related tribunal cases have increased 133% over the past five years, making it the second most prevalent type of workplace discrimination, new research shows.
Scroggins Law Group PLLC is a family law boutique based in Dallas, Texas, set apart from their competitors through outstanding legal achievements and client-focused representation. Led by the well-renowned and board-certified attorney, Mark Scroggins, the firm seeks to deliver excellent legal services with the high standard of customer service that their clients deserve.
Created in 2007, Lexial Law Firm is an international beacon of excellence within the two main fields of business immigration law, and international criminal and political law. With offices across continental Europe, there is much to admire about this firm, including the fact that it is home to Emmanuel Ruchat, this month’s winner of the title of Leading Specialist Immigration and Human Rights Lawyer of the Year, Belgium & France. Following Mr Ruchat’s success in the Acquisition International Leading Adviser 2020 supplement, we take a closer look at what he has to offer, and what makes Lexial such an outstanding law firm.
In 1974, more than four and a half decades ago, Mohsin Haider Darwish (MHD LLC) was established as a family business in Oman under the outstanding leadership of Late Mohsin Haider Darwish. Now, as the firm enters a new era of success and growth, the mantle of leader has passed to his daughter, Areej Mohsin Haider Darwish. Join us as we find out what makes Areej the Most Influential Female Business Leader 2020 – Oman.
Situated in New York City, Marc J. Bern & Partners LLP is a leading law firm that handles complex litigation cases across the United States. Principally dealing in mass torts, the firm of nationally recognized partners is committed to treating every client with respect and as an individual, striving to get each client fully compensated under the law. We put together a profile of the firm and its Founding Partner, Marc Jay Bern, who is the recipient of the Acquisition International Leading Complex Personal Injury and Product Liability Attorney of the Year award, New York.
Injuries can be an incredible challenge to tackle, but finding the right lawyer to handle the case that follows can make all the difference. Joseph P. Awad has built a strong reputation for himself that has led to his being named as Leading Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Law Firm of the Year, New York in Acquisition International’s Leading Advisor awards. We take a closer look in the light of his success.
When Mr. Guy Matthews established his law firm in 1972, he did so with the vision of serving two distinct but related purposes: to protect intellectual property rights and enforce those rights through litigation. Matthews, Lawson, McCutcheon & Joseph, PLLC has been built around these two core missions to become a leading law firm committed to helping their clients to strengthen their intellectual property rights. We found out how the firm has adapted over the years, led by Mr. Matthews, to maintain its top tier position in a sector that is constantly evolving.
The murky world of Intellectual Property is hotly contested, with many law firms handling portfolios on a client’s behalf. As we look once again to those lights of the legal profession, we turn to Santiago R. O’Conor, the Leading Intellectual Property Prosecution and Litigation Lawyer of the Year, Argentina in Acquisition International’s Leading Adviser 2020 awards.
From a small, local business, Steele Rose has grown into a nationally renowned network of legal firms operating across the UK, offering a wide range of services with Probate and Estate Administration to a client base that extends all over the world. Leaving the outdated and stale preconceptions of the legal industry far behind, Steele Rose is a forward-thinking company of legal experts dedicated to providing excellence in their legal services for clients and their local communities.
Experience is one of the most valuable things that a lawyer can have in their arsenal of services when working on behalf of a client. An experienced lawyer can reach into their own knowledge to come up solutions that many others simply would not be able to. That is certainly the case for the Leading Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Business Restructuring Lawyer of the Year, Greece, Mr Serafim Sotiriadis. We profile both the man and his firm, Serafim Sotiriadis and Associates Law Firm to learn more about what they both have to offer.
Law firm accuses taxman of ‘breath-taking incompetence’ over catalogue of data loss incidents affecting tens of thousands of members of the public.
The legal form and structure of any business can contribute to its success or failure, especially in difficult trading conditions such as the economic slump caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shaw & Co, the Bristol-based specialist corporate finance advisory firm, has responded to the announcement made by Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on Thursday 5 November in the House
of Commons announcing the extension of the UK Furlough Scheme.
Coronavirus has created many challenges for businesses and an area of discussion that has rapidly escalated in importance is around protection. Protection should always be an area of priority for a business, but the situation we find ourselves in has understandably brought this topic to the fore.
Like all businesses, law firms need to grow if they want to increase profitability. Whether it’s via expansion to new locations or through the acquisition of more clients, law firms must find viable ways to increase revenue if they want to achieve their growth targets.
Data breaches are becoming more prevalent and the legal sector is a favoured target and is falling victim to cyber-attacks at an alarming rate. Guy Lloyd at CySure explains the 4 most common cyber threats and why the legal sector should step up its focus on cybersecurity.
Estate planning is essentially critical for those who are property owners in their later years, and there’s some good reasons for that classification too. Here’s why estate planning is critical for property owners.
Finding an attorney who can handle jury cases in a range of different areas is always difficult, but very few manage to achieve such exceptional results as Olivier Taillieu. Distinguished and respected by his peers, he’s a light in the legal system. In Acquisition International’s ongoing look at leading advisors, we profile him in the light of being named Leading High-Stakes Litigation Attorney of the Year, California.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is investigating more than 150 Coronavirus-related scams since the outbreak began, according to official figures.
With the help of two UK consultancies, law firms are starting to understand that 360-degree feedback should – and can – be better.
Global Platform Includes Pledge of 100,000 Pro Bono Hours Through 2025.
Few can make the claim that their work has influence on an international level. Harish Salve is one of these lucky few. With a career spanning borders, representing businesses and individuals at the very highest levels, he is a worthy winner in this year’s Global Excellence Awards from Acquisition International. Recognised as Most Influential International Arbitration Specialist – 2020, we profile Mr Salve to see how he has achieved so much.
As the country continues to combat coronavirus, the government has urgently fast-tracked a bill through parliament to provide support to businesses across the UK that may become insolvent in the fallout of the pandemic. One of the measures that has been introduced restricts suppliers from terminating contracts with insolvent customers. Simon Key, partner and solicitor in Nelsons’ debt recovery team, discusses the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act and what it means for suppliers.
Ian Carr, CEO of leading Ipswich-based law firm Prettys, explains how the legal field has survived during the pandemic and why this shows the legal system needs to continue to be digitalised.
Law is an arena in which experience and expertise can provide a cutting edge over the competition. In construction law today, being knowledgeable about everything from planning to completion is a necessity. Bringing all of that and so much more to the table is London’s Most Outstanding Construction Lawyer in 2019, Ian Reid. As part of his award-winning success, we profile his work with internationally-renowned law firm, Trowers & Hamlins.
The intricacies of law can lead some companies to become specialists in their specific geographic areas, but it can also inspire businesses to look further afield for ways in which to operate and innovate. One of the firms that sees innovation as essential is Ferretti Firm, working across Italy with an American twist. Named as Acquisition International’s Best Cross-Border Transactions Law Firm 2020 – Italy in the 2020 Global Excellence Awards, we took a closer look to find out more.
With many businesses reviewing business continuity policies in light of COVID-19, Jonathan Askin, corporate and commercial partner at JMW Solicitors, thought it might be helpful to set out to how e-signatures work so that this can be built into planning procedures.
Boasting a team of specialist lawyers recognised in their respective practice areas, Portuguese legal firm Abecasis, Moura Marques and Associates provide advice and assistance. Tailored to the needs of each of our clients, the company are dedicated to supporting clients in developing solutions for the future. See why one founding partner, Paulo de Moura Marques is one of the leading public and administrative lawyers of 2019 across Portugal.
Whilst not the most glamorous part of the process, due diligence is a key element of any acquisition. When expanded beyond a simple tick box exercise, due diligence can go a long way in determining the success of an acquisition. How can buyers successfully approach the due diligence process in order to avoid the common pitfalls of an acquisition?
Kettani Law Firm (KLF) is one of the largest Moroccan independent law firms with 120 staff based in its Casablanca head office.
Nearly half of working Brits are visiting sites or opening email attachments that could cause a virus, malware or ransomware attack, according to a new UK-wide study commissioned for strategic IT consultancy, Aura Technology*. The anonymous poll of 2,000 office workers also found that 29% have already caused a virus, malware or ransomware attack at work by accident.
It is important to be compliant more than ever today in a time where data protection and cy-bersecurity are enormous topics that all business owners need to be wary of. Fortunately, it can be relatively straightforward to make sure that your business is compliant at all times.