Posts Tagged ‘globalisation’

Back in the USSR…Russia Actually

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 07:55

(thanks to sobaka.ru) In this photograph I’m comparing glasses with another delegate at the St Petersburg International Legal Forum. Actually we were at Legal Street, an event held by the Forum and the Russian Ministry of Justice and were being shot by a fashion magazine–Sobaka.ru, as you do. The last few months have been active, […]






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How Mortal is Big Law?

Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 10:13

Despite all the theories put forward, the forensic evidence adduced, the conspiracies mounted, Jack the Ripper wasn’t caught and so didn’t meet his just deserts. It keeps retired coppers and others in business however. The fate of Big Law is similar. Today an article in the Financial Times (accessible here) proudly proclaimed “dominant New York […]






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The Future of Law Firms

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 14:40

Great conference coming up courtesy of University of St Gallen, Switzerland, on October 1, 2015. The conference itself is being held at Haus zum Rüden in Zurich. Interesting line up of speakers (including me). Here they are:   Details of who’s who here: Booking details and registration are here in English and here in German. […]






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How Foreign Lawyers Failed to Colonise India

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 10:59

  Recently the big corporate law firm of Amarchand Mangaldas split between two brothers, Cyril and Shardul Shroff. The settlement is published above. The division allowed outsiders in to the strange world of Indian law firms, generally private and very profitable. Although the number of corporate law firms in India is small they are powerful. […]






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Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) and Legal Services

Sunday, June 7th, 2015 at 14:31

(thanks to Wikileaks) Wikileaks has just released 17 documents TiSA related documents. For those of you who haven’t heard of TiSA before it’s the Trade in Services Agreement. It is the largest part, but least known, of the three main trade agreements being negotiated now. They are TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), TTIP  (Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment […]






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