Country Comparative Guides

The Legal 500’s Country Comparative Guides are produced in association with the World’s leading lawyers and give the in-house community a practical overview of the laws and regulations in key jurisdictions, for specific practice areas.

Each country chapter is written by a renowned firm in an easy to use Q&A format. The Hot Topic articles provide analysis of current trends and developments within particular practice areas, giving our readership a deeper understanding of pressing issues within the specified sector.

Corporate Conversations: Deloitte – Corporate Immigration

In partnership with Corporate Conversations, The Legal 500 Comparative Guides met with contributing editor Jurga McCluskey, Partner at Deloitte Legal, to discuss Corporate Immigration, the importance of tech, and the right to work post termination.

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Hot Topics

Mass Arbitration: What Comes Next?

MoloLamken LLP

Class actions have long been a bugbear for large corporations. They are immensely expensive and can pose existential risk to firms when claims are large. The corporate defense bar has long complained that class actions are used to blackmail corporations, forcing them to settle unmeritorious or even frivolous claims. Over decades, corporations fought back by …

Key Developments in Canadian Class Actions

Baker McKenzie LLP

Class proceedings are common in Canada. Every year, dozens of class actions are commenced asserting different kinds of legal claims and involving all manner of industries. Businesses should be aware of class action developments to ensure that they can proactively assess and minimize any potential liability. This publication will focus on three legal areas with …

Preserving Directors’ Business Judgment Despite Encroaching ESG Mandates

Dechert LLP

Last year in our “Hot Topic” for the Legal 500 U.S. Country Comparative Guide on Environmental, Social and Governance (commonly referred to as “ESG”), we discussed how imposing a duty to monitor ESG business risks pursuant to the Duty of Oversight would be “A Trojan Horse Attack on the Business Judgment Rule.”  Specifically, we argued …

The Evolving Legislation and Practice of ESG in China

Zhong Lun Law Firm LLP

Introduction and Background In the recent decades, the world has undergone significant transformations, largely driven by a series of global events such as the trend of de-globalization, the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, wars, and geopolitical conflicts. These events have initiated a ripple effect, causing shifts and changes in global investments and supply chain, and profoundly impacting …

ESG: Legal Strategies for Mitigating Risk and Creating Value in M&A

Shook Lin & Bok LLP

Introduction It is now widely accepted that the Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) performance of a business critically impacts its financial value. Companies with strong ESG performance are perceived as more valuable than companies that give less thought to their ESG risks, even if the premium commanded by the former is not always capable of …

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The Legal 500’s Country Comparative Guides are produced in association with the World’s leading lawyers and give the in-house community a practical overview of the laws and regulations in key jurisdictions, for specific practice areas.

Each country chapter is written by a renowned firm in an easy to use Q&A format. The Hot Topic articles provide analysis of current trends and developments within particular practice areas, giving our readership a deeper understanding of pressing issues within the specified sector.

Guides

Acquisition Finance

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Jake Mincemoyer of Allen & Overy.

Advertising & Marketing

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Tom Scourfield and Stuart Helmer of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP.

Alternative Investment Funds

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Christopher D. Christian and Abigail Bell of Dechert LLP.

Artificial Intelligence

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Giangiacomo Olivi and Chiara Bocchi of Dentons.

Aviation Finance & Leasing

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Freyda Mechlowicz of Milbank.

Banking & Finance

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Benedikt Maurenbrecher, Stefan Kramer and Benjamin Leisinger of Homburger.

Blockchain

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Duncan Blaikie of Slaughter and May.

Bribery & Corruption

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Joanna Ludlam of Baker McKenzie.

Capital Markets

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Gordon Ng of Dentons.

Cartels

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by William Turtle of Slaughter and May.

Class Actions

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Jeremy Sher of DLA Piper UK LLP.

Competition Litigation

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Edward Coulson of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.

Construction

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Jason N. Smith of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

Corporate Governance

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Tom Rose of Macfarlanes LLP.

Corporate Immigration

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Jurga McCluskey and Melanie Carr of Deloitte Legal.

Data Protection & Cybersecurity

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Heather Egan, Sulina Gabale, Kelly Hagedorn, Thora Johnson and Shannon Yavorsky of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP.

Doing Business In

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Rachel Hossack of Deloitte Legal.

Employee Incentives

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Mahesh Varia of Travers Smith.

Employment and Labour Law

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Nicola Rabson of Linklaters LLP.

Energy – Oil & Gas

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Michael Burns of Ashurst.

Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Donna Newman of Stephenson Harwood.

Environment

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Paul Davies of Latham & Watkins LLP.

Environmental, Social and Governance

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Michael Duvall and Noor Kapdi of Dentons.

Fintech

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Jonathan Segal and Chris Hill of Fox Williams LLP.

Franchise & Licensing

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by David Bond and Vicky Reinhardt of Fieldfisher.

Gambling Law

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Bahar Alaeddini of Harris Hagan.

Insurance & Reinsurance

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Imogen Ainsworth of Clifford Chance LLP.

Insurance Disputes

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Amy Lacey of Fenchurch Law.

Intellectual Property

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Gordon Harris and Mathilda Davidson of Gowling WLG.

International Arbitration

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Michael Polkinghorne and Lucas De Ferrari of White & Case.

International Trade

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Jo Feldman of Norton Rose Fulbright.

Investing In

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by George Casey of Shearman & Sterling.

Lending & Secured Finance

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Alfred Xue, Daniel Seale, Nicole Fanjul and Lisa Collier of Latham & Watkins LLP.

Life Sciences

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Dr. Gunnar Sachs and Torsten Syrbe of Clifford Chance.

Litigation

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Damian Taylor of Slaughter and May.

Merger Control

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Alex Nourry of Clifford Chance.

Mergers & Acquisitions

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Richard Hall of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

Patent Litigation

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Nicola Dagg of Kirkland & Ellis.

Pharmaceutical Advertising

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Sally Shorthose of Bird & Bird.

Private Client

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Kunal Vyas of Taylor Wessing LLP.

Private Equity

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by David Higgins and Carlos Gil Rivas of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.

Product Liability

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Samantha Silver of Kennedys.

Project Finance

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Tom Bartlett of Latham & Watkins LLP.

Public Procurement

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Fleur Turrington and Jennifer Clarke of Shoosmiths LLP.

Real Estate

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by François Bonteil of Clifford Chance.

Renewable Energy

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Richard Goodfellow of Addleshaw Goddard.

Restructuring & Insolvency

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Saam Golshani of White & Case.

Securitisation

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by of Slaughter and May.

Shipping

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Edward Gray of MFB Solicitors.

Tax

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Graham Samuel-Gibbon of Taylor Wessing.

Tax Disputes

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Gary B. Wilcox of Mayer Brown LLP.

TMT

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Joe Stephenson of Shoosmiths LLP.

Venture Capital

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Struan Penwarden of Bird & Bird.

White Collar Crime

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Judith Seddon and Richard Hodge of Dechert LLP.


Guides

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Jake Mincemoyer of Allen & Overy.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Tom Scourfield and Stuart Helmer of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Christopher D. Christian and Abigail Bell of Dechert LLP.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Giangiacomo Olivi and Chiara Bocchi of Dentons.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Freyda Mechlowicz of Milbank.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Benedikt Maurenbrecher, Stefan Kramer and Benjamin Leisinger of Homburger.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Duncan Blaikie of Slaughter and May.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Joanna Ludlam of Baker McKenzie.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Gordon Ng of Dentons.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by William Turtle of Slaughter and May.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Jeremy Sher of DLA Piper UK LLP.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Edward Coulson of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Jason N. Smith of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Tom Rose of Macfarlanes LLP.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Jurga McCluskey and Melanie Carr of Deloitte Legal.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Heather Egan, Sulina Gabale, Kelly Hagedorn, Thora Johnson and Shannon Yavorsky of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Rachel Hossack of Deloitte Legal.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Mahesh Varia of Travers Smith.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Nicola Rabson of Linklaters LLP.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Michael Burns of Ashurst.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Donna Newman of Stephenson Harwood.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Paul Davies of Latham & Watkins LLP.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Michael Duvall and Noor Kapdi of Dentons.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Jonathan Segal and Chris Hill of Fox Williams LLP.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by David Bond and Vicky Reinhardt of Fieldfisher.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Bahar Alaeddini of Harris Hagan.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Imogen Ainsworth of Clifford Chance LLP.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Amy Lacey of Fenchurch Law.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Gordon Harris and Mathilda Davidson of Gowling WLG.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Michael Polkinghorne and Lucas De Ferrari of White & Case.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Jo Feldman of Norton Rose Fulbright.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by George Casey of Shearman & Sterling.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Alfred Xue, Daniel Seale, Nicole Fanjul and Lisa Collier of Latham & Watkins LLP.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Dr. Gunnar Sachs and Torsten Syrbe of Clifford Chance.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Damian Taylor of Slaughter and May.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Alex Nourry of Clifford Chance.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Richard Hall of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Nicola Dagg of Kirkland & Ellis.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Sally Shorthose of Bird & Bird.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Kunal Vyas of Taylor Wessing LLP.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by David Higgins and Carlos Gil Rivas of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Samantha Silver of Kennedys.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Tom Bartlett of Latham & Watkins LLP.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Fleur Turrington and Jennifer Clarke of Shoosmiths LLP.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by François Bonteil of Clifford Chance.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Richard Goodfellow of Addleshaw Goddard.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Saam Golshani of White & Case.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by of Slaughter and May.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Edward Gray of MFB Solicitors.

Tax

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Graham Samuel-Gibbon of Taylor Wessing.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Gary B. Wilcox of Mayer Brown LLP.

TMT

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Joe Stephenson of Shoosmiths LLP.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Struan Penwarden of Bird & Bird.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Judith Seddon and Richard Hodge of Dechert LLP.

Corporate Conversations: Deloitte – Corporate Immigration

In partnership with Corporate Conversations, The Legal 500 Comparative Guides met with contributing editor Jurga McCluskey, Partner at Deloitte Legal, to discuss Corporate Immigration, the importance of tech, and the right to work post termination.