Sponsored briefing: Profile – Richard Mann, partner, GKH

Sponsored briefing: Profile – Richard Mann, partner, GKH

Richard Mann heads the firm’s M&A practice. He leads a team of experienced attorneys who focus on representing Israeli and foreign clients in implementing complex cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private debt and equity financings, and secured and unsecured finance transactions. His clients include acquirers and targets, leading international private equity funds, …

Sponsored briefing: Israel adopts the UNCITRAL Model Law

Sponsored briefing: Israel adopts the UNCITRAL Model Law

Inbar Hakimian-Nahari of Yigal Arnon & Co explains how Israel’s new law provides clarity and makes it easier for foreign companies and investors operating in the country In September 2019, the Insolvency and Economic Rehabilitation Law, 5778-2018 will come into force in Israel. The new law is a comprehensive insolvency legislation for individuals and corporations, …

Guest comment: Has ‘far more assertive’ Supreme Court over-reached in Miller 2?

Guest comment: Has ‘far more assertive’ Supreme Court over-reached in Miller 2?

For some, Miller 2 is the most significant constitutional case for centuries. For others, just another act in the Shakespearean tragedy or comedy that is Brexit. As an editor of the UK Constitutional Law Blog I have found that lawyers made just as much fuss about the first case brought by Gina Miller in relation …

The price of everything – Law firm metrics cannot measure broader values that will define their future

The price of everything – Law firm metrics cannot measure broader values that will define their future

Pinsents senior partner Richard Foley argues the industry needs new benchmarks for success As Legal Business publishes its LB100, it seems apt to step back and ask ourselves whether the industry is focusing on the right things as it seeks to measure success. It should be uncontroversial to say that if law firms are to …

Sponsored chambers briefing: The Bar – reputation management

Sponsored chambers briefing: The Bar – reputation management

Melanie Riley reflects on a tough climate for chambers and discusses how Bell Yard Communications can help steer its clients through the minefield It must feel like tough times at the Bar these days – fee pressures, legal aid cuts, increased competition and self-representation, not to mention the challenge of marrying tradition with changing cultural …

Enhance your contract negotiation process with a data and process-driven approach

Enhance your contract negotiation process with a data and process-driven approach

At most organisations, the contract negotiation process is highly manual, inconsistent and reliant on the institutional knowledge of the attorneys involved. Companies lack well-documented clause-level risk standards to advise on contract issues, and have no clear and consistent process for entering into agreements. The implications are unnecessary risk, inefficiency, cost and delays. Taking a data …

Sponsored chambers briefing: Hybrid counsel – powered by commercial and chancery expertise

Sponsored chambers briefing: Hybrid counsel – powered by commercial and chancery expertise

Serle Court’s chief executive argues that the blending of chancery and commercial is about seeing legal issues from the client’s point of view Eighteen months on from the launch of the Business and Property Courts in England and Wales, it is interesting to reflect on what this change means. Not only in terms of maintaining …

Sponsored chambers briefing: Innovate to succeed

Sponsored chambers briefing: Innovate to succeed

Parklane Plowden Chambers is seeing the long-term benefits after its 2014 restructuring In an increasingly competitive and financially challenging legal marketplace, the demand on law firms and barristers’ chambers alike has been to innovate and explore new ways of working in order to succeed. It is easy to accept that this could be trickier for …

Sponsored chambers briefing: Kings Chambers – a set apart from the rest

Sponsored chambers briefing: Kings Chambers – a set apart from the rest

Our philosophy is to provide practical and commercial advice, applying the highest professional standards. Our members combine advisory work with litigation and advocacy services. While we commonly appear in the High Court and the higher appellate courts, our commitment to service standards is such that all members retain a uniform approach to the pursuit of …

Sponsored chambers briefing: Specialisation in the regions – a rational approach

Sponsored chambers briefing: Specialisation in the regions – a rational approach

Alister Williams of Pallant Chambers discusses the set’s goals, strengths and successes Pallant Chambers is based in Southampton and Chichester. Pallant has developed into a highly specialist civil and family set, instructed regionally but also in the senior courts where one would expect the London Bar to be utilised. Alister Williams, head clerk, explains Pallant’s …