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How pro bono is making me a better lawyer

There are many opportunities to get involved with pro bono and several reasons why it is a good idea to do so. Verity discusses the pro bono opportunities she has been involved in and how they have strengthened her ability as a trainee solicitor.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l August 2020

Welcome to the August edition of Schoenherr’s to the point: technology & digitalisation newsletter! We are excited to present a selection of legal developments in the area of technology & digitalisation in the wider CEE region.

GC roundtable: How to communicate with impact in a virtual world

As most of us are still working from home, we are communicating virtually for long periods every day, with diverse groups of people from different cultures, forums and time zones. We are continuing our usual work tasks and commitments, but now having to deliver meetings and presentations as well as communicate a host of difficult messages.

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Firms set to lose out as Alibaba postpones its HK capital-raising

The delay in China’s biggest e-commerce company public listing in Hong Kong could see the longstanding advisers for Alibaba lose out on fees for a £16m capital-raising. The Alibaba Group announced early in the week that it would delay its IPO process in Hong Kong due to the protests that have swept the Asian corporate […]

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The Virus Diaries: Lessons to learn from Gowling’s China lockdown

Every festivity has its own set of traditions, and Chinese New Year is no exception. In towns and cities, during the celebrations, red envelopes containing money are usually exchanged among families and friends as a good luck wish. This year, however, the tradition was partly broken. Instead of cash, envelopes were filled with face masks. […]

Lawyers to Chinese BigTech will reap rewards after the pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak and the two-month lockdown of an entire province with 60 million people will further propel China’s BigTech companies into global giants. Here is the proof. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group’s virtual workplace and video conferencing app DingTalk has seen its biggest growth in terms of individual and enterprise usage in the past […]

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CMS prioritises City growth in latest promotions round

CMS has made up 18 new partners in the UK, with those making the cut all based in the firm’s London office. The UK numbers account for nearly half of the total number of promotions, with 41 new partners globally across Europe, Latin America and Africa. Women make up half of the promotions round in […]

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