Autumn seminar series (London, September – November)
We hosted the "Globalization: Facing the challenges" seminar series, which featured nine events discussing the challenges faced by global corporates and financial institutions. The keynote event featured Paddy Ashdown, Fraser Nelson, Noreena Hertz and Paulo Eapen, and it was chaired by John Humphrys.
Japan seminar series (Tokyo, September)
We hosted the "Japan: A new spirit of innovation" seminar series with a series of panel discussions focusing on areas where this new spirit could enable significant value creation, including information technology, infrastructure and healthcare. The series attracted 282 attendees from 167 companies.
New office opening in Seoul, Korea (September)
The new office, our 39th, is strategically positioned to service clients investing in South Korea and Korean clients expanding globally. With UK and US law capability, the office allows us to provide local support to a broad spectrum of businesses and government agencies.
International Arbitration survey (Dublin, October)
"Current and Preferred Practices in the Arbitral Process," a major survey on international arbitration, was launched at an event in Dublin, Ireland during the International Bar Association's Annual Conference. We sponsored the survey, which was conducted by the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London. The survey examines the extent to which harmonized practices are emerging in international arbitration and whether they reflect the preferred practices of the international arbitration community.