The International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers has brought together two of the leading practitioners in world to discuss key issues facing lawyers today.
Imagine a repeat of the darkest moments of the Great Recession, and major banks are failing quickly, as exemplified by Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy filing in September 2008. If this happens again, Congress has ensured the next time will be different – and potentially worse. James H M Sprayregen and Stephen E Hessler of Kirkland & Ellis LLP share their thoughts on 'too big to fail' banking structures.
The question of the scope of procedural obligations applying to the award of contracts falling within Annex IIB of Directive 2004/18 (Annex XVIIB of Directive 2004/17) has been the subject of much academic and judicial comment, but recent case law from the Court of Justice has helped shed some light on the topic.
The International Who's Who of Public Procurement Lawyers has brought together three of the leading practitioners in world to discuss key issues facing lawyers today.
The traditional route of conducting trademark litigation before the English High Court can be an expensive exercise, involving a significant amount of resource from internal and external lawyers, as well as third-party agencies such as survey companies. In addition to a party’s own costs, there is the potential financial risk from the High Court rules, which dictate that the ‘loser pays the winner’s costs’. While the High Court is undoubtedly an excellent forum for many disputes, these factors have in the past deterred some trademark owners from protecting the investment in their brands by seeking to enforce their rights in the UK. But times are changing. The recently reformed Patents County Court, which aims to provide a relatively quick and lower-cost forum for smaller IP cases, now represents an attractive alternative for some brand owners. Mediation has also been under the spotlight, with the recent implementation of the European Mediation Directive.
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