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CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE: The bad news and the good

Posted in Legal Articles by thomthumb84 on January 11, 2011

The last two years have seen international firms retrench through most of Central and Eastern Europe. But it is not all bad news. Domestic firms are flourishing and some countries are still attracting big international players to the region.

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Andrew Garard: The campaign against hourly billing

Posted in Legal Articles by thomthumb84 on January 9, 2011

In 2008 Andrew Garard, group legal director at ITV, transformed the broadcaster’s legal panel into a trim body that operates entirely without hourly billing. He now holds court with everyone from FTSE 500 companies to the world’s largest legal firms – all keen to know how he did it.

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