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Global M&A trends report

This report sets out our Lex Mundi member firms’ insights and predictions for 2021 in respect of mergers and acquisitions, including key concerns facing private company M&A practitioners, deal activity by market segment and sector, in their respective jurisdictions.

Employee ownership Q&A: Aardman Animations

In this employee ownership Q&A series, we will be talking to former business owners about their experience of converting to employee-owned businesses, and what this has meant for workers, their mission, and their impact in their local community.

Affordable housing connectivity

In this series of sessions we look at the importance of connectivity in the context of new developments and touch on some of the key issues that social housing providers need to consider.


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Gender pay gap: Bird & Bird results sway in favour of female partners

Bird & Bird has revealed the gender pay gap among its partnership is virtually non-existent on a median basis, although when combined with non fee-earning staff the gap grows to 43.5 per cent. The firm became the first to disclose information on partners last year, but did not publish exact figures. This year, however, the […]

Travers’ bonus tweaks lead to improved gender pay gap figures

Travers Smith has improved its bonus gender pay gap after increasing the amounts awarded to business services staff. For the 2017/18 financial year, Travers upped the rewards handed out to its PAs and business services employees, a move that contributed to the narrowing of its bonus gender pay gap. In the firm’s most recent results, […]


Clifford Chance fleshes out associate career break plans

Clifford Chance has got granular on how a new scheme launched by the firm will work, which offers two months of unpaid leave to associates who wish to take it. Named Clifford Chance Choice, the scheme was launched this morning and will be catalyst for a slate of new initiatives and projects aimed at adapting […]

Addleshaws senior partner staves off challenge to claim second term

Addleshaw Goddard has voted in senior partner Charles Penney for a further four years in the role, after a contested election process. Penney faced competition from Michael Leftley, who heads the employment, incentives & immigration group in London. The new term lasts until April 2023, during which time managing partner John Joyce will face a […]

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