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Commercial awareness - what's it all about?

Law firms want their lawyers and their trainees to have commercial awareness so they can relate to the needs of their clients. This means that you need to know what's going on in the business world. The Burning Question is a weekly article written by a leading firm designed to get you thinking about the commercial issues that the modern lawyer must contend with. Click here to find out more.

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Previous questions

How to register a store's layout as a trademark - written by Taylor Wessing

Can a retailer's unique store layout be protected from copycats?


The effect of energy efficiency on property value - written by Taylor Wessing

Are energy-inefficient commercial properties at imminent risk of downgraded valuation?


Controversial tax: base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) - written by Taylor Wessing

Why did people get so upset about the levels of UK corporation tax paid by Amazon, Starbucks and others, and what is being done about it?


Nominee-heavy share registers: a threat to shareholder democracy - written by Taylor Wessing

Do nominee-heavy share registers weaken engagement with shareholders?


Russian economic sanctions: the implications for businesses - written by Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP

What is the impact of economic sanctions being placed on Russia on clients in the United States, European Union and Japan?


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