Contributors

Amy leads the thought leadership and content strategy for LexisNexis UK. Her work appears in marketing campaigns, in industry press and in legal trade magazines. She is an established creative writer and researcher, with her articles appearing in national publications, such as City A.M. and Financial IT. She is also one of the writers and digital editors of LexisNexis' insights blogs including the Future of Law, and the In-house blog.

Electra Japonas is the founder and CEO of The Law Boutique, a challenger law firm that is bringing law into the 21st century. The Law Boutique takes a uniquely holistic, customer-first approach to delivering high quality legal, operational and strategic support to fast-growth businesses.

Electra started The Law Boutique in 2017 having spent over ten years in various large organisations in commercial legal and data protection roles, including the European Space Agency, Disney, BAT and EY. She realised there was a gap in the market for a legal company that took a more holistic approach to legal support, beyond just the law. The penny dropped when in her last role at BAT, she spent four months negotiating a multi-million pound agreement for an IT project with the support of a big expensive law firm, only to come out of the negotiation and have to re-draft the whole agreement when the business was unable to understand most of what it said. She spent another few months translating the agreement into plain English, introducing visual guides to explain how the various teams need to operate to reach the right outcomes and building tech tools to streamline the contract management process.

Electra is passionate about bringing innovation, design-thinking and strategy to the legal sphere and building a business that is truly going to make a difference in the way people experience, expect and deliver legal support.

Meet Emma:

1.Banking and finance lawyer with experience in derivatives, debt capital markets, securitisation and structured finance in London and Paris

2.Likes ballet, playing the harp and holidays

3.Thinks the law is always changing!

Emma trained and qualified at Allen & Overy LLP and worked in their derivatives and structured finance teams in London and Paris.  She then joined the foreign exchange prime brokerage legal team at Deutsche Bank before spending 4 ½ years with Crédit Agricole CIB advising the fixed income and derivatives desk.

Janna is a dispute resolution lawyer. She deals primarily with cross border issues and is active in the work being undertaken in relation to the implications of Brexit for Dispute Resolution lawyers. Janna also heads up a LexisNexis costs team bringing together expertise from across the company to deal with the costs issues facing the profession.

 

Virginia specialises in general domestic and international commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

Virginia trained, qualified and practiced with Pinsent Masons before moving to Marriott Harrison where she continued in practice for a further seven years.

In practice, Virginia acted in a variety of general commercial disputes covering areas including  intellectual property, fraud, defamation, misrepresentation, breach of contract, debt recovery, breach of restrictive covenants and company and shareholders’ disputes.

Virginia is Head of Dispute Resolution at Lexis®PSL and, when not focused on the strategic development and operational requirements of the Dispute Resolution module, her content work focuses on case management and evidence in civil litigation. She also regularly contributes to the LexisNexis Dispute Resolution Blog.

About

LexisNexis Blogs

LexisNexis blogs provide thought leadership content, market updates, regulatory updates and law firm best practices for everyone from in-house counsel, to sole practitioners to the top law firms in the UK. Our aim is to provide in-depth insight and advice for a variety of legal practice areas, giving legal professionals the tools and insights they require to stay efficient, while also remaining up-to-date and in compliance with the law. The pages offer key stakeholders a view of the future of the legal profession, and the ability to research opportunities for law firms of all types and disciplines in a variable and changing marketplace.

Featured Articles
Featured Articles
Latest Articles
Corporate Law

Micro Focus International plc has announced that it no longer intends to propose a final dividend at its forthcoming AGM on 25 March 2020.

SA-1019-028 500x255 Banking and Finance 12
Financial Services

Welcome to the weekly Financial Services highlights from the Financial Services team for the week ending 19 March 2020. This week’s edition of Financial Services...

houses2
Corporate Law

After announcing its intention for an all-share merger with Countrywide plc on 24 February 2020, LSL has confirmed, on 16 March, that it no longer intends to proceed....

Future of Law

With Coronavirus dominating the news and the majority of Europe now entering different stages of lockdown due to the rise in uncertainties about the virus, we have...

wearing-a-face-mask-in-public
Covid-19

Restructuring & Insolvency analysis: Much has been written on the rights of air passengers resulting from coronavirus (COVID-19). But for many airlines, coronavirus poses...

In-House

Aspire, the LexisNexis forum for in-house lawyers at the start of their careers took place on Wednesday 4th March 2020 and was facilitated by Sophie Gould. Angela...

Restructuring and Insolvency

Luca Enriques, Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Oxford, discusses whether shutting down the Italian stock exchange would help in this time of market...

Restructuring and Insolvency

Peter JM Declercq of DCQ Legal looks at what the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis means for those working in the restructuring & insolvency (R&I) sector....

woman-working-from-home
Covid-19

Employment analysis: A one-year delay to the extension of the off-payroll IR35 regime to medium or large private sector end clients has been announced in the...

working-from-home
Covid-19

Corporate analysis: This analysis considers the issues that companies need to consider when reporting on the impact that the coronavirus (COVID-19) virus pandemic is...

Blog
Micro Focus scraps dividend amidst coronavirus fears
Corporate Law

Micro Focus International plc has announced that it no longer intends to propose a final dividend at its forthcoming AGM on 25 March 2020.

FS weekly highlights—19 March 2020
Financial Services

Welcome to the weekly Financial Services highlights from the Financial Services team for the week ending 19 March 2020. This week’s edition of Financial Services...

LSL backs out of Countrywide plc merger
Corporate Law

After announcing its intention for an all-share merger with Countrywide plc on 24 February 2020, LSL has confirmed, on 16 March, that it no longer intends to proceed....

Coronavirus – What’s the impact on the legal profession?
Future of Law

With Coronavirus dominating the news and the majority of Europe now entering different stages of lockdown due to the rise in uncertainties about the virus, we have...

The airlines’ battle for survival amid coronavirus (COVID-19)
Covid-19

Restructuring & Insolvency analysis: Much has been written on the rights of air passengers resulting from coronavirus (COVID-19). But for many airlines, coronavirus poses...

Gender and equality – in the eyes of the law
In-House

Aspire, the LexisNexis forum for in-house lawyers at the start of their careers took place on Wednesday 4th March 2020 and was facilitated by Sophie Gould. Angela...

Stock exchange shutdowns in the time of coronavirus (COVID-19)
Restructuring and Insolvency

Luca Enriques, Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Oxford, discusses whether shutting down the Italian stock exchange would help in this time of market...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis—Is keeping calm & carrying on enough?
Restructuring and Insolvency

Peter JM Declercq of DCQ Legal looks at what the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis means for those working in the restructuring & insolvency (R&I) sector....

IR35 extension to private sector delayed until 6 April 2021
Covid-19

Employment analysis: A one-year delay to the extension of the off-payroll IR35 regime to medium or large private sector end clients has been announced in the...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—company disclosure and reporting obligations
Covid-19

Corporate analysis: This analysis considers the issues that companies need to consider when reporting on the impact that the coronavirus (COVID-19) virus pandemic is...

Trending Topics