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How pro bono is making me a better lawyer

There are many opportunities to get involved with pro bono and several reasons why it is a good idea to do so. Verity discusses the pro bono opportunities she has been involved in and how they have strengthened her ability as a trainee solicitor.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l August 2020

Welcome to the August edition of Schoenherr’s to the point: technology & digitalisation newsletter! We are excited to present a selection of legal developments in the area of technology & digitalisation in the wider CEE region.

GC roundtable: How to communicate with impact in a virtual world

As most of us are still working from home, we are communicating virtually for long periods every day, with diverse groups of people from different cultures, forums and time zones. We are continuing our usual work tasks and commitments, but now having to deliver meetings and presentations as well as communicate a host of difficult messages.

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Housing developer A2Dominion kicks off inaugural panel process

Housing developer A2Dominion is looking to assemble its first panel of external legal advisers and is looking for alternative legal services providers to join the mix. The company is due to send out tenders this month, with the developer aiming for a roster that will include three to five firms across a number of themed […]

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Debevoise opens tenth global office in Luxembourg

Debevoise & Plimpton is the latest US firm to press ahead with European expansion plans, joining a growing number of firms with an office in Luxembourg. Debevoise’s newest outpost will be its tenth overall, and fifth in Europe, focused on private equity, assisting clients with the establishment of funds and regulatory issues. It is the […]

Webinar: Staying relevant in changing times – Vets vs Fintechs

This free to watch webinar is part of the In-house Financial Services virtual event that took place between 30 June – 2nd July, and available to watch now. This panel discussion aims to compare and contrast the longevity and experience of traditional firms with the adaptability and risk-taking attitude of Fintechs while considering the role of the legal team and the optimal position to be in. Defining the future for financial services business models is key for ensuring prosperity ahead of turbulent times. Traditional models and new emerging tech start-ups have varying structures, so what exactly are the differing approaches of the market and what is the optimal position for the future of the industry? Complete the form below to access the 40-minute webinar and hear the speakers discuss: What will be the business models of the future? What are the learnings from both traditional firms and new start-ups? Are the traditional firms adapting at pace? Is the rapid growth of tech start-ups sustainable? Are corporate governance and compliance challenges affecting growth? What are the potential impacts arising from COVID-19 on each of these areas, including the challenges and opportunities?   Speakers: Simon Coles, General Counsel, Growth Street Gloria Sánchez, Group Vice President, Head of Legal for Technology, Costs and Transformation, Banco Santander Victoria Matthews, Head of Legal, Zopa Oscar Hållén, General Counsel, Klarna Bank   Moderator: Jan Putnis, Partner and Head of Financial Regulation Group, Slaughter and May

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