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By Darran Brennan The World Economic Forum has defined Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an element of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and something which will change our world and workplaces. This is similar to the changes envisaged during the previous industrial revolutions (let’s not forget the fears of the Luddites) but what is different now […]

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Two more partners leave Mayer Brown London

Mayer Brown has suffered two more departures from its London office with a corporate partner and an environment partner both choosing to leave the firm. Paul Maher The news comes just a few weeks after the firm’s former vice chairman Paul Maher resigned from Mayer Brown after taking a leave of absence to consider his […]

Trethowans’ new chief shakes up management

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McDermott cuts 70 more jobs in the US

McDermott Will & Emery has cut 25 associates and 45 support staff in its second round of layoffs in the US. The firm has cut the jobs from its US network after shedding 60 associates and 89 support staff in February (3 February). In an internal memo firmwide chairman Harvey Freishtat highlighted the lag in […]

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