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ENRC accuses Gerrard of lying to the court

Former Dechert partner Neil Gerrard was today accused of lying to the court, as the ENRC concluded its cross-examination. Wednesday’s proceedings led to fresh and serious allegations against Gerrard, which stemmed from Clyde & Co recently disclosing texts from ENRC’s former head of compliance Cary Depel. The texts are alleged to have shone a light […]

Philip Morris

DLA Piper leads for Philip Morris in £1bn pharma deal

Tobacco giant Philip Morris has put in a £1bn bid for pharma company Vectura, just months after Carlyle set its sights on the target. DLA Piper is advising Philip Morris on its offer, with a team led by corporate partners Jon Earle and global corporate co-chair Bob Bishop. They are supported by senior associate Magdi […]

‘Technical excellence won’t be king anymore’

In this latest 60-second interview, Peerpoint MD Carolyn Aldous talks to The Lawyer about changes to the legal market, trends in legal consulting and what successful legal teams will look like in the future. Has the pandemic changed your approach to the legal market? Our key values have stayed the same, but we’ve had to […]