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Market Volatility: Another Twist on the Long Road to Normal

By Chris Sexton, Investment Director, Saunderson House London, 22 December, 2014. We sent a note to clients in July, which began with a quote from a John Wayne western, ‘It’s quiet…too quiet’. That wasn’t supposed to be a complaint. Entitled[...]

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Is Magna Carta still relevant today?

By Ruth Daniel, chief executive of the Access to Justice Foundation. London, 19 December, 2014. At the heart of Magna Carta was the concept that there should be proper access to justice. With the recent changes in the provision of legal[...]

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Lawyers in the boardroom

By Nicholas Lavender QC, Chairman of the Bar Council   London, 09 December, 2014. One of the aims of the Global Law Summit is to champion the rule of law as the cornerstone of a fair and just society.  That extends[...]

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Africa – playing with a home advantage

London, 01 December, 2014. As Nigeria’s biggest manufacturing conglomerate – and the Continent’s largest cement maker – Dangote has learned some hard lessons about how to succeed in the high-risk world of African commerce. These are lessons foreign investors could[...]

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Overseas Ministerial visits generate interest in the Global Law Summit and UK legal services

London, 27th November, 2014. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling, and the Minister for Legal Services, Shailesh Vara, are promoting UK legal services and the Global Law Summit through a series of overseas events and meetings . The programme began in May[...]

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Make London heart of the international legal community – Grayling

London, 25 November, 2014. Make London heart of the international legal community – Grayling by Monidipa Fouzder. London must occupy its right and proper place at the heart of the legal profession, the lord chancellor said last night. Chris Grayling was[...]

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Law at the heart of 21st century business – from internal governance to regulation, competition and arbitration/dispute resolution

London, 26th November, 2014. The future of investor-state arbitration – Matthew Weiniger QC. We live in interesting times for investment arbitration. There is wider public engagement with investment protection than there has ever been, prompted by the EU Commission’s public[...]

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Boris Johnson, Cherie Blair QC, Lionel Barber, Trevor Manuel and Aung San Suu Kyi to speak at the Global Law Summit

London, 19 November, 2014. The Global Law Summit (“GLS”), the world-class international legal and business event being held in London, 23 – 25 February 2015, has announced today that Boris Johnson, current Mayor of London; Cherie Blair QC, Founder and[...]

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European finance directors: alternative finance now a major source of funding – more alternatives needed

London, 17 November, 2014. Research published by Allen & Overy today reveals the extent to which alternative finance has already become a significant contributor to the funding mix for European corporates – having risen to rival bank lending in the[...]

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