The ability to obtain a binding decision in high-value commercial and investor-state disputes is of significant value to companies, and understanding the key players and the rules of the game is critical to all practitioners and those interested in the world of international arbitration.
LBR’s products are focused around several key legal practice areas. Our teams are deeply embedded in engaged legal communities and we offer unparalleled tools for legal practitioners in these specialist areas, ranging from international arbitration to intellectual property.
The global financial services industry is high-value, highly regulated, and yet also continually undergoing significant commercial and legal change with the pressures of fintech and crypto, economic instability, internationalisation and climate change all coming to bear.
Competition and Antitrust
For the world’s most valuable companies, successful organic and inorganic growth requires careful strategic negotiation with competition enforcement regimes globally, with governments quick to step in if a proposed merger or conduct of a company is perceived to be achieving success at the expense of consumers.
The use and trade of data is at the heart of the growth strategy of all businesses today, from tech through biopharma to financial services. Companies operating across the data lifecycle – and the law firms that advise them – must have a deep understanding of the regulation, management, protection and exploitation of data to realise the value of their data assets.
A government investigation into corporate wrongdoing – over corruption, fraud, money laundering, sanctions breaches and more – can be the ultimate bet-the-company moment. Understanding the risk and how to avoid it, and then knowing the best way to navigate the intricacies of any investigation, is high-value knowledge whatever the industry or sector.
Intellectual property underpins many of the most important motors of the 21st century global economy. The way patents and other IP assets are deployed can have a significant impact on their owners’ competitive positions, their profitability and shareholder returns.
Financial distress can be sudden and crippling for companies, and negotiating the maze of international contingency planning, capital and corporate restructurings, disposals or even formal insolvency, requires a depth of local and global technical expertise and high-value knowledge, across various different professional disciplines.
A strong brand, underpinned by trademark, copyright and design rights, is one of the most valuable assets a company possesses. However, brands, and the goodwill that resides in them, require careful management and can be placed in grave risk if not properly nurtured, managed and protected.