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.
Founded in 2013 by a group of highly experienced lawyers from top-tier Italian legal practices, STARCLEX – Studio Legale Associato Guglielmetti specialises in providing day-by-day and extraordinary legal advice to listed and private companies. Find out why this legal advice firm are one of 2019’s leading advisors as we profile the company.
Cyber crime is proving to be the biggest threat for the majority of businesses in the modern era, with legal firms proving to be the most at-risk, according to CySure CEO Joe Collinwood. So, how can businesses, legal or not, help ensure their cyber security is up to scratch and able to keep out attackers?
Dler Law Office is a full service law firm, practicing law in all of Iraq. Recently, we caught up with Founding Partner and AI’s Leading Business and Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year, Iraq, Dler Saber who provided us with a detailed glimpse into the innerworkings of his awarding firm, revealing the secrets behind their exceptional success.
In September 2019 new rules will be implemented by the European Commission to improve online payment security and ease-of-use for consumers. But how will these affect retailers? Staff Writer Hannah Stevenson discusses.
When the GDPR legislation was being created there was a flurry of media reports and business commentary on the importance of data safety, with companies and individuals alike scrutinising their own policies and working on improvement. A little more than a year later and the interest has waned. However, as Staff Writer Hannah Stevenson shows, it is still of vital importance that data is stored and handled safely to ensure security for businesses and stakeholders.
GrahamThompson advises leading domestic and international institutions, corporations, law firms and private clients, with an outstanding reputation for achieving the desired outcome. We profile the firm to discover more about the exceptional services they deliver to their clients.
Section 59 of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act, 2018 (“the Act”) prohibits agreements/ arrangements (“Agreements” or “Arrangements”) amongst undertakings (“Undertakings”) and decisions (“Decisions”) by associations of undertakings (“Associations”) where such agreements or decisions are either calculated to, or have the likely effect of restricting or distorting competition. A spokesperson for Duale Ovia & Alex-Adedipe tells us more.
Boccadutri is an Italian law firm that specialises in assisting international clients with legal matters in Italy and Italian clients abroad.
UrbanLaw Avocats provides legal advice and assistance to public entities (national or local), as well as major French and international groups. Following their success in AI’s Global Excellence Awards 2019 where they were selected as the Best Urban Planning Law Firm 2019 – France, we profiled the firm to discover more about the exceptional services the team consistently provides to clients.
SMTD Law LLP is a construction boutique law firm representing clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses. Recently, Marilyn Kilnger found success in AI’s Leading Adviser 2019 where she was selected as the Leading Construction Disputes Lawyer of the Year, California.
Rosenbaum IP is an outcome oriented intellectual property firm, specializing in IP portfolio asset value building. We caught up with AI’s Leading Complex Intellectual Property Attorney of the Year, Illinois and Rosenbaum IP’s Chairman & CEO, David G. Rosenbaum who showcased the extraordinary work that the award-winning attorneys provide to their clients.
Gee Law Firm, based in Lafayette, Louisiana (US) is a plaintiff’s personal injury law firm. Following Founder, William Gee’s success in AI’s Leading Adviser 2019 where he was selected as the Leading Maritime and Trucking Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year, Louisiana, we profiled William and the firm to showcase the outstanding services they both provide to clients.
Due Diligence Solutions is an independent business supporting IFA/Firms to complete their platform and DFM due diligence review.
The French government published an order which determines the right of UK nationals continuing to stay in France after the Brexit date of 29 March 2019, in the most probable event of no exit agreement being reached between the UK and the EU.
Templars Law is a full service law firm with extensive knowledge regarding how to handle the legal needs of clients in Nigeria’s peculiar business environment.