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The Financial Crisis - Where Are We Now?

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Jonathan Wood of Reynolds Porter Chamberlain explores the impact of the financial crisis on litigation levels. "There may not have been a shattering surge of litigation since the onset of the financial crisis, but there has been a steady increase in financial services litigation."

Roundtable: Commercial Litigation 2013

The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators has brought together Alan Salpeter of Kaye Scholer, Des Williams of Werksmans Attorneys and Elizabeth Barrett of Slaughter and May to discuss the rise in popularity of alternative dispute resolution, levels of litigation, areas of activity and the impact of technological advancements on court processes.

Collective Redress In Cartel Damages Actions - Recent Developments In Europe

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Stefan Rützel, Stephan Wilske and Alexander Fritzsche of Gleiss Lutz look at collective redress mechanisms in Europe. "Even where national law does not foresee special collective redress mechanisms or where they are not available for the particular case, litigants are exploring ways to bundle their claims."

Taxation of Multinationals in the UK - Something Must Most Definitely be Done!

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Steve Edge of Slaughter and May explores the complex issues around the taxation of multinationals in the UK. "The key thing is to make sure that you are taxing the right amount of profit in your own jurisdiction – what other jurisdictions then choose to do should be up to them."

Roundtable: Corporate Tax 2013

The International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers has brought together Michael Schler of Cravath Swaine & Moore, Ana Lucía Ferreyra of Teijeiro & Ballone Abogados and João Magalhães Ramalho of PLMJ to discuss stricter enforcement, reconciling international and domestic tax regulation and transfer pricing and greater transparency.

Are We Entering into a New World for International Taxpayers?

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Sonia Velasco of Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira explores recent developments for international taxpayers. "Efforts to ensure that all pay their fair share of taxes are clearly to be endorsed but these initiatives should not only include multinationals and big corporations, (who now often find themselves the target of public debate), but of all of us, low or high taxpayers."

The Changing Face of Technology Contracting

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Peter G Leonard of Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers looks at significant developments in technology contract law around the globe. "Lawyers are risk evaluators and managers. Many lawyers are now required to take a lead in designing and implementing an integrated risk management approach when considering technology contracting."

Big Data - Nothing New But Still A Game-Changer

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Michael Hopp of Plesner explores the importance of Big Data.  " Big Data raises some legal privacy issues that governments and the European Union have tried to cope with, but the real potential and the real issues of Big Data have not yet been revealed."

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