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.
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."
Guilherme Poggiali Almeida of Usiminas discusses his role as general counsel, how he hires private practice lawyers and developments in the Brazilian legal market. "The best way for law firms to stand out is to consider each client as a unique one, dedicating at least one or more senior partners to regularly oversee the company’s requests and getting closer to the company by being more available and getting to know its businesses and projects."
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.
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."
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."
In an interview with Who's Who Legal, Constance Crosby tells us about her new role as legal director, Canada and vice president of Cisco Canada. "As a generalist, I enlist the help of experienced external counsel for those areas of compliance sensitivity such as competition or lobbying. We also rely on external counsel for contract negotiations as an overflow capability."
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