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A&O picks five new start-ups for tech incubator Fuse

Allen & Overy (A&O) is bringing in a second cohort of startups into its tech space Fuse, which launched in London last year. This will bring the number of tech startups in the Fuse space up to eight: five new companies are joining three of the companies from the first cohort in the space in […]

Slaughters makes third-ever lateral partner hire in Hong Kong

Slaughter and May has hired investigations lawyer Wynne Mok in Hong Kong, making her the third partner to join the firm from an external position. Mok joins Slaughters from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, where she has been director of enforcement since 2016. Prior to moving in-house, Mok was a partner in Norton […]

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Keystone turnover jumps 24 per cent in first post-IPO results

Keystone Law has revealed its first set of financial results since its IPO, posting a 24 per cent uplift in revenue to £31.6m for the 2017 financial year. The increase from £25.6m marks yet another year of double-digit growth for the firm, which has seen its turnover nearly triple since 2012/13 when it reported gains […]

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Clydes loses Beijing managing partner to Chinese firm

Clyde & Co‘s star magic circle hire in China, Beijing managing partner Patrick Zheng, has left after four years to join independent firm Llinks Law. Zheng will be a partner in Llinks’ cross-border dispute resolution practice. In his new firm, Zhang will join co-founder Charles Qin, as well as partner Peiming Yang, in leading the firm’s […]

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Brick Court and Skadden step in for Abramovich in $1.5bn oligarch battle

Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich is facing an expedited legal battle against two other Russian oligarchs, which is set to hit English courts this year. Brick Court’s Danny Jowell, Alan Roxburgh and Richard Eschwege are representing Abramovich, instructed by Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. The dispute is over the Chelsea owner’s intention to […]

BT panel firms to gain another year as review stalls

BT has put its global legal panel on hold yet again, in a move that looks likely to put it over a year behind schedule, The Lawyer has learned. A major reason behind the decision to delay was the appointment of new general counsel Sabine Chalmers, who came in to lead the FTSE 100 company’s […]

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White & Case and CMS lead in £540m CityFibre takeover

White & Case has won the top role advising a group of private equity investors in the proposed acquisition of telecoms company CityFibre. Under the terms of the deal, CityFibre will be sold to Antin Infrastructure Partners and West Street, an infrastructure fund backed by Goldman Sachs. White & Case partner Caroline Sherrell led the […]

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Homes England ramps up panel advisers in latest review

Homes England (formerly known as the Homes and Communities Agency) has completed its panel review, adding five firms to its £30m roster. A total of thirteen firms have been appointed the Government housing investment authority’s panel, with firms allocated into two lots. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Eversheds Sutherland and Pinsent Masons, which have been on the panel […]

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Star legal writers: Employment

Substance misuse in the workplace, female board representation and the UK pension reforms are all discussed in this week’s top briefings coverage from the employment sector

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Star legal writers in the employment sector

This week’s most-read briefings writers from TheLawyer.com are drawn from the employment sector. The following excerpts cover the implications of that ‘fracas’ involving Jeremy Clarkson, managing social media and an at-a-glance guide to legal changes this year. Gateley – ‘How to deal with a workplace ‘fracas’’  https://www.thelawyer.com/briefings/how-to-deal-with-a-workplace-fracas/3032681.article Antonia Blackwell, Shoosmiths – ‘ Top 10 employment […]

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Pensions – Don’t take pot luck

April’s pensions reforms give UK pensioners wider choice but employers face greater responsibility over schemes. Firms must be ready with the right advice. As the general election campaign gets into full swing, chancellor George Osborne will be counting on his pensions reforms announced in last year’s Budget to capture the silver vote for the Conservative […]

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Demystifying e-discovery: the art of the possible

Given the growth in the amount of data businesses create and store, it’s a good point in time to determine how companies and law firms are working with eDiscovery and computer forensics. in association with  The Lawyer Research Service and Grant Thornton teamed up to survey over 300 private practice lawyers and in-house counsel in […]

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Employment – Winning the peace

Employment lawyers are shifting their focus to non-contentious areas as the coalition promotes conciliation On 6 April the latest in a raft of recent employment reforms was introduced, compelling prospective claimants to contact the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) before lodging proceedings at the employment tribunal. A month into the regime, which was made […]

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Netherlands: Term of validity 30%-ruling reduced from eight to five years

The Dutch government intends to reduce the term of validity of the 30%-ruling from eight to five years as from 1 January 2019. The proposal applies to both new and existing situations. It was accepted by the Cabinet on a proposal from the State Secretary of Finance. Acceptance of the proposal by the Dutch Parliament […]

Personal data protection in Russia 2018

What are the principal laws on data protection? The Constitution of the Russian Federation establishes the right to privacy, including privacy of correspondence and telephone and other communications, for every individual (Art. 23) and prohibits the collection, storage, use and dissemination of the information on an individual’s private life without his/her consent…

Ireland: Reinstatement awarded following summary dismissal

In a recent decision of the Workplace Relations Commission, a bank has been ordered to re­instate a dismissed employee where it was found that the bank had insufficient grounds to uphold the allegations for which the complainant was summarily dismissed…

Pensions Legal Update: New regulations from 6 April 2018

By Suzanne Burrell and Alexandra Ventham  A number of regulatory changes relating to pension schemes came into force on 6 April 2018. These changes include regulations covering the following: Bulk transfers of money purchase benefits without consent; Safeguarded flexible benefits, risk warnings and appropriate independent advice; Chair’s Governance Statement and disclosure of costs and charges; […]

Employment and labour law in Mongolia

Based on the Statistics from General Council of the Court for 2017, 2,214 employment disputes in 2016 and 2,220 employment disputes in 2017 were resolved by the first instance court, which is about 5 per cent of the total civil litigation. The total labour litigation is divided in the following three categories…

New Vento bands in force

The term “Vento bands” has been a known short­hand to Employment Law practitioners ever since the case of Vento v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police (No2) [2003] IRLR 102 was heard by the Court of Appeal. That case established three broad bands of compensation in cases in which an award for injury to feelings […]

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