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  • Pakistan: Frontier challenges


    27 January 2012

    Investors are constantly trying to identify the next country that will offer access to world-class, untapped, mining opportunities. Often this means operating in challenging conflict or post-conflict environments.

  • The Bribery Act 2010 – a corporate perspective


    26 January 2012

    This guide summarises the main provisions and practical issues arising from the new UK anti-corruption law effected by the Bribery Act 2010 (the “Act”) in the context of a corporate body (the “Company”) or group (the “Group”) that carries on business in the UK or overseas, from 1 July 2011, the Act’s implementation date.

  • Lewis Silkin makes significant partner appointment to the Employment, Reward and Immigration team


    25 January 2012

    City law firm Lewis Silkin LLP has today announced the appointment of Christopher Hitchins, who joins as a partner in the firm’s renowned Employment, Reward and Immigration (ERI) team.

  • Partner hire: Christopher Hitchins at Lewis Silkin LLP


    24 January 2012

    Christopher Hitchins is now Partner in the Reward and Immigration (ERI) team at Lewis Silkin LLP. Christopher Hitchins was previously partner and group leader of the labour and employment practice at Morgan Lewis. The full article can be read on the Law Gazette website

  • The Need For Seed


    04 January 2012

    Abandoned by the venture capital industry in the era of cheap debt and easy returns, early-stage finance is making a comeback. GrowthBusiness talks to investors active in the space, and some of the exciting ventures that have succeeded in raising funds. The full article can be read on

  • Lewis Silkin bolsters corporate team with two hires


    03 November 2011

    City law firm Lewis Silkin LLP today announced that Graham Reid has joined as partner in the firm’s corporate practice as of 31 October.

  • ...a little bit of law - Back to Basics

    01 November 2011

    There are certain basic steps that apply to almost all transactions involving the acquisition of land.

  • UK Trade Mission works towards doubling trade with Pakistan


    13 September 2011

    Nadim Khan is one of the lead coordinators with a UK trade mission representing the financial and mining sectors, which began their weeklong visit programme to Pakistan today.

  • ...a little bit of law - Heads of Terms


    19 April 2011

    There’s nothing technical about Heads of Terms, or HoTs as we like to call them.

  • Ambush Marketing


    20 November 2010

    With businesses at times paying many millions to associate themselves with an event it is not surprising that their competitors engage in ‘ambush marketing’.

  • ...a little bit of law - Restrictive Covenants


    19 November 2010

    A Restrictive Covenant is a promise by a landowner not to use their land in a specified way or not to do certain things on it.

  • Sharing the developer’s profit


    25 June 2010

    RSLs are increasingly funding regeneration schemes by way of profit sharing with developers. This inbrief guides RSLs on what to watch for in negotiating and documenting overage payments in order to secure maximum profits

  • Using celebrities in advertising


    03 September 2009

    Advertising often uses a reference to celebrity to create an impact. Sometimes this is done by agreement, and in return for a substantial fee, but sometimes, it is done without permission. Although this may not breach any laws or regulations, it should only be done after a careful analysis of all the risks.

  • Product Placement and the AVMS Directive


    03 September 2009

    The rules relating to product placement in EU television programming are undergoing significant reform. Under the Audiovisual Media Services (“AVMS”) Directive, adopted on 11th December 2007, Member States are expressly permitted to allow product placement in respect of certain broad categories of programme for the first time.

  • Raising finance in London


    09 February 2009

    Initial public offerings are not the only way to raise money in London writes Nadim Khan in the Mining Journal article.

  • Design Protection


    27 December 2008

    For many years, the law has allowed businesses to protect certain types of design, but recent years have brought substantial changes to design law both in the UK and in Europe, with the harmonisation of national design law in the various EU member states and the introduction of the Community design.

  • Freedom of Information Act 2000


    27 December 2008

    What ‘information’ will now be ‘free’? The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”) came into force in the UK on 1 January 2005.

  • Email & SMS marketing


    27 December 2008

    Famous sportspeople, entertainers and other celebrities derive substantial incomes from allowing themselves to be commercially associated with brands.

  • The Gambling Act 2005


    11 December 2008

    The Gambling Act 2005, which came into force on 1st September 2007 reforms all aspects of gambling laws in the United Kingdom. Once fully implemented, the Act will repeal all the existing law found in the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963, the Gaming Act 1968 and the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976.

  • Turning commercial realities into fiction


    03 December 2008

    For brand managers looking to increase their product’s profile and producers wanting to find new ways to finance movies and TV shows, product placement could be a winwin solution, says Brinsley Dresden, as he outlines negotiating tactics to help IP owners strike the deal they want.

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