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Who should pay for fire safety building remediation costs?

In December 2020, we reported on the vote by the House of Lords on amendments to the Fire Safety Bill relating to the remediation costs associated with the replacement of the dangerous cladding panels and other fire safety defects. Both the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill are anticipated to come into effect early this year.

‘Diversity is a given, Inclusion is a choice’ – actionable ideas

In our 3rd blog in the series, ‘Diversity is given, Inclusion is a choice’, Annelieke Jense and Frouke Horstmann provide practical ways based on their experience working with clients on how organisations can create a true inclusive culture by installing processes that mitigate unconscious biases.

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White & Case litigator departs after three years

Another partner from White & Case’s disputes department is leaving, as Steven Baker exits the firm after three years. Baker joined White & Case in 2018 as part of an expansive lateral hiring strategy in the City. In 2018 Baker left Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft to join White & Case alongside international arbitration partner David […]

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Career clinic: Should I take advantage of parental leave?

I recently found out that I will be a father. My firm offers fairly generous shared parental leave, but I am worried about the return to work – I have heard stories of other male partners mocked for taking the time off and even had their clients taken from them. I’m terrified about coming back […]

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Freshfields pays €10m in cum-ex settlement

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has made a voluntary payment of €10m, bringing to an end a long-running probe launched by the German authorities into “cum-ex” tax transactions. The firm had come under scrutiny from the Frankfurt authorities over cum-ex trading, a controversial practice that was prohibited in Germany in 2012. Investigators have since been probing deals carried […]

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Addleshaws launches in Paris with 22-lawyer swoop

Addleshaw Goddard has opened its doors in Paris, landing teams from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) and K&L Gates for the launch. For its latest European push since opening in Germany in 2019, Addleshaws has secured 22 lawyers in Paris, including seven partners, covering corporate, real estate and litigation. An 18-lawyer team joins from BCLP, […]

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