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EAEU Treaty on trademarks comes into effect

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Treaty on Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin of Goods came into effect on April 26, 2021. It serves as a foundation document for the formation of a regional system within EAEU territory.

Banking leaders discuss keeping pace with growth, digital transformation and driving operational efficiency

In a live webinar hosted by the Financial Times, Clare Hart, CEO of Williams Lea, joined two top operational leaders in the corporate and investment banking industry, David Sliney, Chief Operating Officer of investment bank, Stifel and Paul Poggi, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of specialist M&A advisor, Harris Williams, in a panel discussion on the intense pressure within corporate and investment banks to find better and more cost effective ways of running core support functions.

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Dechert beefs up in restructuring with Jones Day hire

Dechert is adding a new restructuring partner to its London ranks, months after the arrival of Weil Gotshal & Manges partner Adam Plainer. The US firm is beefing up the team with the hire of Jones Day partner Kay Morley. Morley has been a Jones Day lifer, having spent her entire career at the US […]

Dechert unveils 50:50 home-working plan

Dechert’s management has told its staff that they are expected to spend in the office at least half of their working hours from the autumn, as it also encouraged everyone to get the Covid-19 vaccine ahead of the return to the premises. At the same time, the firm will allow lawyers to choose where and […]

Skyscanner legal chief departs for new role

Skyscanner’s legal chief has left for children’s media company Moonbug Entertainment. Tech GC Rob Miller joins Moonbug as chief legal officer (CLO), overseeing the business’s global legal, regulatory, compliance and public affairs function as it looks to expand worldwide. Moonbug’s general counsel and data protection officer Karine Ahton will report to Miller and focus on […]

Brussels

Kirkland follows Simpson Thacher with Brussels launch

Kirkland & Ellis has launched a competition-focused Brussels office as part of its post-Brexit strategy. The US firm has opened doors in the Belgian city in a bid to handle cases before the European Commission and courts, especially when it comes to merger control. It is understood that the office will be led by London […]

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