North Korea’s only foreign-founded law firm suspends operations

North Korea’s first and only law firm set up by a foreigner, Hay, Kalb & Associates, will suspend operations, the firm’s principal said in a statement on Monday, as the country grows increasingly isolated. The firm is a joint venture between the North Korean state and British-French citizen Michael Hay, who has represented foreign clients […]

Discrimination by association

The case of a Northern Irish bakery’s refusal to fulfil an order for a cake bearing the slogan “Support Gay Marriage” has been widely publicised in the news since 2014, and litigation has been ongoing ever since. As this was a case about potential discrimination against a customer, rather than a worker, it was originally […]

What is the BACK2Y conference?

BACK2Y is an ‘Alternative’ Financial Planning Conference that is challenging the status quo of the Financial Services Industry. No sponsors. No product providers. No free ‘stuff’. No focus on investments or products. JUST PURE ‘LIFESTYLE’ FINANCIAL PLANNING: that’s financial planning with an end in mind. The ‘end’ is helping clients live a great life! It’s […]

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A List of Athletes Turned Successful Entrepreneurs

In today’s sports-crazed world, athletes like Lebron James and Tony Hawk have quickly become household names. But it’s not just their sport that’s making them famous. Athletes are becoming known for their entrepreneurship and savvy business deals—earning more off the playing field than on. From personalised apparel to multimillion dollar investment companies, see why these […]

Budget reforms, legislations and public service pension schemes

Welcome to the latest edition of Pensions News by Advisory Excellence, which aims to help employers and trustees keep up to date with all the latest developments in pensions legislation, guidance and case law. This edition of Pensions News summarises the key developments from September 2014. Please find a full list of the topics discussed […]

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Advisory Excellence Award for Darling Harbour Live precinct project

The circa $1 billion Darling Harbour Live precinct project, on which Clayton Utz is the primary legal adviser, has won the Advisory Excellence Award at the 2014 National Infrastructure Awards convened by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA). With construction expected to be completed in 2016, the Darling Harbour Live precinct project will provide Sydney with world-class […]

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Why do rugby players make such good business people?

Former New Zealand All Black Sean Fitzpatrick and ex-England rugby coach Sir Clive Woodward explain why rugby and business go so well together. George Gregan, Australia’s talismanic former scrum half, is one of the country’s most successful rugby union players. His international career spanned 13 years and saw him win 139 caps. Only two people […]

The 10 Biggest M&A Deals of 2013

Mergers and acquisitions never reached the fizzy levels experts predicted, but 2013 is still shaping up to be the best year for U.S. deal activity in five years. Although most mergers and acquisitions ultimately fail to create value for shareholders down the road, it’s hard to say that the economy or markets are truly healthy […]

Karanovic & Nikolic Regional Energy News PDF

Karanovic & Nikolic has released the September 2013 issue of its Regional Energy News publication, which covers the following regions: Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Regional energy news September 2013 About Karanovic & Partners We are a regional legal practice in Southeast Europe with tradition spanning two decades and cooperating offices in […]

DLA Piper Intellectual Property and Technology News PDF

DLA Piper has released the Q3 2013 edition of its Intellectual Property and Technology News – United States. DLA Piper IP and Technology News PDF DLA Piper is a multinational law firm with offices in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. PDF Contents The right of […]