Latest Briefings

Focus on Northern Ireland

As with other parts of the UK, the last 18 months have seen a period of exceptional market activity in the living sector in Northern Ireland, despite the economic challenges of Covid. Much of that activity has in fact been driven by the societal challenges and behavioural shifts brought about by the pandemic.

Canadian ESG for investors and lenders

Gowling WLG and Export Development Canada hosted an engaging virtual panel discussion focused on Canadian ESG in investing and lending. The panel touches on ESG in the context of our current market, as well as key considerations and upcoming developments in Canadian ESG.

Is this the end of rugby as we know it?

In the summer, new guidance was introduced for professional and amateur footballers to reduce the number of headers allowed in training and in use during a game. This followed an investigation into the impact of this move on the long term brain health of football players and a potential link to brain damage was raised.

Supreme Court of Canada on contract interpretation: Lessons from Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision in Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey provides helpful clarification and direction respecting the interpretations of contracts. The case arises in the context of the interpretation of a release. However, it has significantly broader application and reaffirms the contextual approach to the interpretation of contracts previously articulated in the SCC’s 2014 decision in Sattva.

Predatory marriage conference

Earlier this month, The Institute for Policy and Engagement at the University of Nottingham ran an in-depth virtual conference discussing the need for action on the issues surrounding predatory marriage.

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Ashurst’s managing partner reappointed a year early

Ashurst managing partner Paul Jenkins has been reappointed to the role, a year before his first term in charge was due to come to an end. Jenkins became the firm’s first Australian-based managing partner in 2016, replacing former managing partner James Collis who stepped down from the role to return to the finance practice. As […]

Partner promotions 2019: Ashurst advances towards diversity targets

Ashurst has announced its latest round of promotions, as the firm edges towards its goal for 2022 of 33 per cent female representation in its global partnership.  In total, Ashurst has appointed 21 lawyers across nine offices to partnership. Eight new partners have been added in the UK, nine in Australia and one in each of […]

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Reed Smith PE partner to exit firm after two years

Proskauer Rose is set to hire a partner from Reed Smith’s private equity group in London, as moves between the US firms in the City continue apace. Leith Moghli is to leave Reed Smith after less than two years to join Proskauer Rose. A partner in its London-based private equity and funds practice, Moghli advises global […]

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