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The rise of international arbitration and a comparison of arbitration procedures in the USA, England and Wales, Bermuda and Canada
Arbitration as a means of resolving international commercial disputes has grown in popularity in recent years as reflected by the reported rise in arbitration filings of more than 3% a year from 2010 to 2019 and a spike of 9.9% in 2020, based on data from international arbitration institutions.
The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill was announced to Parliament for the first time on 22 September 2022, further signalling the UK’s attack on economic crime and its attempt at improving transparency over corporate entities. Here, we focus on the proposal that will allow the Serious Fraud Office to compel suspected criminals and institutions to disclose information linked to a suspected crime at the pre-investigative stage of a case.
Following the publication of The Legal 500 UK 2023, we are proud to announce that the firm has once again achieved impressive rankings and recognition within the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers.
In July 2022, the annual rate of UK inflation (10.1%) was the highest it has been since 1982, affecting the affordability of goods and services. The high rates of inflation are predominantly due to supply chain disruptions and consumer demand, and the substantial increases in energy prices.
A quick reference guide to arbitration procedures in the USA, England, Bermuda and Canada
We are pleased to announce another key appointment to our growing corporate and commercial division. Partner Matthew Poli, who joins from (formerly) BLM, will be based in London but will work with clients globally on a broad range of non-contentious matters.
After several years of delays the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 (2019) ("PDPA") came into force in Thailand on 1 June 2022. Since then, on 20 June 2022, subordinate legislation (the "Notifications") under the PDPA was issued by the Personal Data Protection Committee ("PDPC") and published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette.
These Notifications are intended to set out the various criteria and rules, as well as much needed guidance and clarification, of some key requirements under the PDPA.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) commitment has become of increasing significance to businesses. However, there is currently no standard approach within the ESG ratings industry which has led to a lack of consistency in ESG assessments. In this article, we explore the challenges this inconsistency has created for businesses and how their ESG commitments are perceived.
Today we announced the launch of our in-depth report, 'Rewriting the risk: Addressing the challenges of climate change', which finds that the underwriting practices of (re)insurers are a major catalyst for change among businesses in the ongoing climate crisis.
We have reported our highest ever revenue of £286m, up 8% from £264m* the previous year. The most significant growth came in North America, where revenue was up 24% to £55m, following a continued growth period fed by work from new and existing clients, a series of lateral hires and the opening of a new office in Delaware.