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Managing Internal Investigations in a Post Covid-19 World

The Headline on 12 June 2020 was that the UK economy shrank by 20.4% over the month of April and by 25% between February and April. Over those three months, some businesses have sadly failed and others have had, almost overnight, to adapt to an entirely new way of working. When the threat of the …

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Focus on… Balcioglu Selçuk Ardıyok Keki Attorney Partnership (BASEAK)

Balcioglu Selçuk Ardıyok Keki Attorney Partnership (BASEAK) is an Istanbul-based full-service law firm. Drawing on experience gained at Turkish and global law firms, BASEAK’s lawyers are well equipped to provide creative and diligent transaction legal advisory and litigation services. BASEAK has gained an outstanding reputation and a valued clientele by tailoring effective legal solutions to …

Interview with… Galip M. Selçuk, Balcioglu Selçuk Ardıyok Keki Attorney Partnership

Galip M. Selçuk is the Managing Partner and the Head of the Corporate and M&A practice. He has over 20 years’ experience representing Turkish and multinational corporations in high-profile cross-border transactions in a variety of industry sectors. Galip also regularly advises private equity firms on M&A transactions in the local market. In addition to his …

Interview: Antitrust and competition law with Vinson & Elkins’ Craig Seebald

Who needs to be worried about antitrust and competition law? We are keeping a close look on several industries and areas of increased enforcement. Here are four areas that we think are in play. First and foremost, high tech and healthcare will continue to top the list of antitrust enforcement priorities. We also see enforcement …

Women in The Legal 500 Deutschland – addressing the lack of gender diversity within the German legal sector

The Legal 500 Deutschland editor Anna Bauböck puts gender diversity statistics in the latest Deutschland guide under scrutiny The Legal 500 Deutschland guide published in mid-January, shortly after The Legal 500 editors Georgina Stanley and Ben Wheway took an in-depth look at gender diversity within the latest London rankings. Over the past years, for the …

COVID-19 exacerbates California housing shortage for renters

COVID-19 exacerbates California housing shortage for renters It is no secret that California continues to face a significant housing shortage, particularly for low-income renters.  The problem has troubled the state for years, and will continue to do so as California renters navigate through the onslaught of challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic. “Pre-Covid,” over 1.3 …

Focus on… Vinge

Vinge is one of the leading law firms in the Nordic region, with approximately 450 employees at offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo, Helsingborg and Brussels. We are one of few truly full-service law firms in the Nordics, offering legal advice and expertise within all areas of business law. Vinge handles a wide range of legal …

Focus on… Doing Business In a Post-COVID-19 World, Luther

When it comes to starting a new business in Myanmar or expanding an existing one, what steps should be taken? It is important to note that despite the ongoing liberalization process, foreign investors may experience investment restrictions even in sectors which should be open to investments. Whether due to outdated laws, lack of clear regulations …

Focus on… Doing Business In A Post-COVID World, Kudun & Partners

Before COVID-19, Thailand’s pursuit of a high-tech, high-income future was in full swing. Its ambitions were being propelled and shaped by Thailand 4.0, the economic development plan designed to transform the country from a middle-income manufacturing, agriculture and tourism-centric economy into a high-income, value-based hub of innovation. This project centres on ten core industries—including robotics …

Interview with… Kudun Sukhumananda, Kudun & Partners

How has your role / involvement in client-facing work changed since setting up your firm? Established since 2015, my role and the firm’s take have been the same since its inception; to be a legal service provider with a business mind. More than ever since our inception, we delve deep into understanding our client’s business …

Interview with… Nigel N. T. Li, Lee and Li

How has your role / involvement in client facing work changed since becoming managing partner/setting up your firm? Being the Managing Partner of Lee and Li is a tremendous responsibility. He or she is responsible for the sustainable operations of the firm. I assumed the position with great humility because I feel the weight of …

Focus on… Doing business in the post-COVID-19 world, Lee and Li

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Taiwan government has loosened certain compliance requirements for companies. For example, Article 170 of the Company Act stipulates that a shareholders meeting should be held at least once a year and should be convened within six months following the end of a company’s fiscal year, unless otherwise approved …

Interview with… Alexander Bohusch, Luther

How has your role in client facing work changed since setting up your firm? We entered the Myanmar market shortly after its political opening to assist our clients with an initial focus on legal and regulatory compliance as well as Myanmar corporate and commercial law. Following decades of political and economic isolation, this segment of …

Focus on… Doing Business In a Post-COVID-19 World, Luther

When it comes to starting a new business in Myanmar or expanding an existing one, what steps should be taken? It is important to note that despite the ongoing liberalization process, foreign investors may experience investment restrictions even in sectors which should be open to investments. Whether due to outdated laws, lack of clear regulations …

Interview with… Vu Thi Thu Ha, ATS Law Firm

What do you see as the main points that differentiate ATS from your competitors? ATS Law Firm (alternatively known as “ATS Lawyers” or “ATS”) is a leading full-service law firm in Vietnam, headquartered in Ha Noi and branch office located in Ho Chi Minh City which has set a high standard for providing innovative and …

Focus on… The Effects of the Pandemic, with Tiruchelvam Associates

The Pandemic continues to have a mixed impact on Sri Lanka. The intermittent curfew has interfered with certain industries in the manufacturing sector and continuing restrictions on inbound travel have interrupted potential investor plans. The overwhelming effect on the global economy means our migrant labour, export oriented businesses and the tourism sector struggle to cope. …

Interview with… Ramani Muttettuwegama, managing partner, Tiruchelvam Associates

How has your role/involvement in client facing work changed since becoming a Managing Partner? My law firm is associated with our dynamic founding Partners, the late Dr. and Mrs. Tiruchelvam – both contributors to the legal system in Sri Lanka and globally. We have now grown to carry that name and carve out a niche …