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Growing up: how to achieve rapid growth without creating reputation risk

As businesses grow and change, so the expectations of their stakeholders and the type of risk they face change too. Here we will examine three of the different reputational threats issues faced by companies that are growing quickly and who will come under greater scrutiny as they succeed.

From lockdown to lockup

Williams Lea’s Phil Muller and legal billing expert Giulia Mijuca say that accurate billing and cash collection is one of the largest concerns facing law firms today – and the process behind them needs to change.

The journey of two senior lawyers – How leadership development changed everything

This is the first in a series of articles based on a panel discussion with Caroline Skinner, the General Counsel for G4S Europe Middle East, and Ingrid van Berkel, a former Eversheds Sutherland Partner and now a TPC Leadership executive coach and facilitator. Here they unpack how their experience of leadership development resulted in explosive personal growth.

One quantitative metric to rule them all

Although the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) opened its consultation on ‘fair value for money’ in defined contribution pensions in June 2020, its update got me thinking about the proposed obligation on firms to deliver ‘fair value’ under the Consumer Duty.

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Ropes & Gray private equity partner Phil Sanderson is to step down from the firm after more than five years. Phil Sanderson, who joined the US firm from Travers Smith in 2015, is officially retiring from the partnership tomorrow. He has been one of the three co-heads of the firm’s private equity practice since 2018.  […]

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Cleary caught up in investigation over former employee

A former employee of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton’s London office has been banned from working in the legal sector by the Solicitors Regulation Authority after he was found to have been involved in a fraudulent scheme with three of the firm’s suppliers. Paul Fitzsimmons was the firm’s facilities and services manager until 5 August […]

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Deutsche Bank seeks new GC after departure of ex-Linklaters partner

The general counsel of Deutsche Bank has decided to step down from his role, six years after leaving the magic circle for a job in-house. Florian Drinhausen will leave the company at the end of May “by mutual agreement”. The former Linklaters partner has been Deutsche Bank’s head of legal since 2018, while he was […]

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