Swiss Chinese Law ReviewVol. 2 No. 5 (2022)
We search law firm rankings in a quest for clarity but come away from a bewildering array of lists and league tables more confused then we were to begin with. Everyone knows that no ranking table can reveal the whole truth and nothing but the truth. But at the same time everyone falls back on annual lists as a measure of status and achievement. What is actually going on when we read a law firm ranking table? What work went on behind the scenes to produce it? What ideals do we project onto it? What benefits or detriments do professionals and firms derive from where they end up on the list?
The fifth issue of the Swiss Chinese Law Review goes beyond interrogating who benefits from ranking tables or not. We want to understand how this institution affects the international legal industry. How have rankings evolved? What realities do they reflect? How are they gamed? How can they be trusted? How can they be improved? What are the alternatives to ranking tables? How do they differ in Europe and in Asia?
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Swiss Chinese Law ReviewVol. 1 No. 3 (2021)
The third edition of the Swiss Chinese Law Review features analysis of trade secrets in arbitration. What does the recent increase and use of trades secrets directives around the world mean? What are their practical implications for arbitration cases? What are the ethical considerations? What are the pros and cons? How do trade secrets compare with patents and IP regulations?
Swiss Chinese Law ReviewVol. 1 No. 4 (2021)
Alternative dispute resolution has been shaking up the legal world during the pandemic. Proponents say it has enormous potential to grant access to justice for good value, taking pressure off courts and saving clients hefty litigation bills. Sceptics might warn that this movement threatens statutory law by silently privatising the judiciary and will, by extension, make work for professionals more casual and precarious. But does alternative dispute resolution have a scorecard? What has been, and will be, the effects of this growing sector?
The fourth issue of the Swiss Chinese Law Review discusses not only the pros versus the cons of ADR, but what its concrete effects have been. How have cases been resolved? What has the international legal sector learnt during the past few years? What problems remain with regard to enforcement? What have been ARD’s unintended secondary benefits or drawbacks? Does ADR offer new and old law firms dazzling opportunities or is it a threat to established business models?