International | Europe In Print

Smoke and Lawyers

Michael D. Goldhaber | January 1, 2015

Big Tobacco is attacking packaging regulations with both trade law and arbitration. Which is the better weapon?

Cover Story

Shepherd & Wedderburn Partner & Chief Executive, Stephen Gibb in Edinburgh.

United Kingdom
For Big Scottish Firms, the Independence Question Isn't Settled

By Susan Hansen |

In a legal market under pressure, two of Scotland's Big Four opted to merge with British firms. Other Scottish firms remain staunchly autonomous. Who's best positioned to survive the ongoing shakeout?

Opening Statements

United Kingdom
New Risks for U.K. Litigation Funders

By Julie Triedman |

A litigation funder is found liable for costs tied to trial abuses by a plaintiff it backed.

China, Italy
China's Italian Shopping Spree

By Heather O'Brian |

Chinese investment in Italy continues to rise.

United Kingdom
A Fine Old Time

By Chris Johnson |

A record settlement by banks yields plenty of work for U.S. and U.K. lawyers.

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling

United Kingdom
A Bill of Rights for Britain?

By Michael D. Goldhaber |

A Conservative Party proposal would guarantee the United Kingdom freedom from Europe's human rights court.

Abd Al Rahim Hussayn Muhammad Al Nashiri

Poland
A European Court's Harsh Judgment of U.S. Torture

By Michael D. Goldhaber |

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Poland to pay damages to terror suspects who were subject to "enhanced interrogation techniques" in CIA detention on Polish soil.

Columns

United Kingdom
Continental Breakfast: After the Magic Circle, A New Start

By Chris Johnson |

Former Ashurst senior partner Charlie Geffen dishes about his move to Gibson Dunn

United Kingdom
The Global Lawyer: Is Pro Bono Just a Band-Aid for a Broken System?

By Michael D. Goldhaber |

Some British lawyers fear that expanding pro bono programs gives government an excuse to slash legal services.

Big Deals

By Rebecca Geiger |

Billion-dollar transactions in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the Nordic countries.