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Romanian draft law on 5G technology under strong criticism from both public authorities and private stakeholders

The Draft law on the adoption of certain measures concerning informatic and communications infrastructures of national interest and the conditions for deployment of 5G networks initiated by the former Ministry of Transportation, Infrastructure and Communications has undergone a new series of examinations from the relevant public authorities as part of the legislative procedure.

Insurance Bulletin Spring 2021

Although the full impact of Covid-19 on the re/insurance industry remains unclear, the need to retain capital to meet potential losses has contributed to a general hardening of the market after 15 years of soft market conditions characterised by excess capacity, low prices and more relaxed policy terms.

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Second Reed Smith partner departs for in-house role

A Reed Smith partner is leaving the US firm’s London outpost to join the in-house legal team at Glencore Energy. Partner Karen Ellison will leave the firm after just over a year as a partner, having been made up in 2020. A lawyer in the energy and natural resources group, she joined as a trainee […]

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Sidley Austin posts double-digit City growth

Sidley Austin has joined the growing number of US firms to report double-digit growth for their City operations in 2020, hiking London revenue 10 per cent to £108m. This represents a 10 per cent rise for the Chicago firm’s City base, from £98.1m over the previous year.  Sidley’s global top line meanwhile rose by 5 […]

Shearman brings in Travers corporate head

Shearman & Sterling is expanding its London ranks with the hire of Travers Smith’s head of corporate and equity capital markets. The firm has brought in M&A partner Philip Cheveley from the UK firm, where he spent 17 years. Cheveley will maintain a leadership position as co-head of Shearman’s EMEA M&A practice alongside London partner […]

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