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Romanian draft law on 5G technology under strong criticism from both public authorities and private stakeholders

The Draft law on the adoption of certain measures concerning informatic and communications infrastructures of national interest and the conditions for deployment of 5G networks initiated by the former Ministry of Transportation, Infrastructure and Communications has undergone a new series of examinations from the relevant public authorities as part of the legislative procedure.

Insurance Bulletin Spring 2021

Although the full impact of Covid-19 on the re/insurance industry remains unclear, the need to retain capital to meet potential losses has contributed to a general hardening of the market after 15 years of soft market conditions characterised by excess capacity, low prices and more relaxed policy terms.

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Clifford Chance brings in consultancy to vet promotion process

Clifford Chance has concluded an independent review of its partner promotion process, to ensure criteria around diversity and inclusion are being fulfilled. The firm commissioned Chicago-based consultancy Nextions, which specialises in inclusion across leadership roles, to review its path to promotion. The effort started last autumn and wrapped in time for the beginning of the […]

DAC Beachcroft accelerates advocacy growth with over 20 new recruits

DAC Beachcroft is targeting further growth in its recently-established advocacy service, after the firm hired two barristers from DWF in January 2021. At the start of the year, DACB set up an in-house advocacy unit, hiring Jonathan Robinshaw and Sahar Farooqi as partners in DACB’s claims solutions group, tasked with overseeing the new advocacy unit. […]

Revealed: The Top 20 Cases of 2021

This year, the courts play host to a series of long-running financial and competition cases, while it looks like UK Government lawyers will be extremely busy.

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Tribunal dismisses claims against Twenty Essex QC

Twenty Essex silk Stephen Atherton QC has been cleared of claims brought against him by the Bar Standards Board (BSB), including accusations that he misled the court during a 2011 case. Following Monday’s hearing, that contained submissions from counsel for both the BSB and Atherton, the Bar’s disciplinary tribunal has since ruled that Atherton did […]

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Freshfields sets target of 40 per cent new female partners by 2026

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has introduced a series of pledges to improve its diversity and inclusion credentials, setting out targets for new partners and its leadership teams. The firm has said that by 2026, it expects new partners to be at least 40 per cent women and 40 per cent men. This follows last year’s promotions […]

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