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International investment on the value UK cities

After a challenging year, UK cities are gaining foreign investment and developing their presence on the global stage. How has the pandemic, COP-26 and officially leaving the EU impacted the value of investment in the UK from a global standpoint?

P&O further wage cuts blocked

Ferry company P&O hit the headlines last month when it made 800 workers redundant via an online video call and with almost no notice.

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Dentons has carried out a restructure following the appointment of new UK, Ireland and Middle East (UKIME) chief executive officer Paul Jarvis. The firm said that that the changes have been made to simplify and streamline its legal practices and business services functions. There are now six divisions covering Middle East, banking and financial services, […]

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Shearman lands A&O partner in latest City hire

Shearman & Sterling is to bring in a finance partner from Allen & Overy, The Lawyer can reveal, as the magic circle firm loses another member to a US competitor. Shearman has attracted partner Sanjeev Dhuna, who has spent his entire career at A&O. Dhuna operates within the leveraged finance group, in which he oversees […]

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