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Focus on COP26: The future of affordable living

The hosting of COP26 in Glasgow this year shines a spotlight on the UK in relation to sustainability performance, applying more pressure on organisations to demonstrate their green credentials and to encourage the development and usage of sustainable technologies in the race to net zero.

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Leaitherland steps down as DWF’s CEO in leadership shake-up

DWF’s longtime leader Andrew Leaitherland is passing on the baton as the firm’s CEO,  after leading for more than two decades and taking it from a national entity to a listed business. As part of the change, Leaitherland will also renounce his role as managing the firm’s two LLPs contained within the DWF brand. The […]

On-demand Webinar: The role of lawyers in product development – putting the human back into it

The session looks at how legal teams can change their nature and get more involved in product development and innovative projects, while also being able to demonstrate that return on resource investment. Can lawyers add value in the development stage rather than when the problems emerge? The panel shares practical ways in which legal teams can exert themselves into the process as early as possible to ensure a focus on the right issues at the right stages. It seems that whatever the structure of the product development team if you involve legal at the beginning, it will save you from more work at the end and can aid in build trusting relationships in the process.

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The Virus Diaries: Covid-19 wasn’t the only obstacle in Dentons’ cigar deal

Nicholas Plant, Dentons Last month saw the sale of Imperial Brands’ premium cigar business, including a number of its most famous Cuban cigars, to two entities backed by private equity investors. Asides from the inevitable challenges brought about by Covid-19, a series of hoops needed to be jumped through to get the deal over the […]

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Kirkland restructuring partner moves to Ropes

In a rare loss for one of the busiest restructuring teams in the City, Ropes & Gray has picked up a Kirkland & Ellis London partner to revive its restructuring offering. Matthew Czyzyk will join the US firm after two years and a half at Kirkland. Before joining the firm at the Gherkin, Czyzyk had […]

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Bird & Bird halts pay reviews and splits bonuses

Bird & Bird has put salary reviews on hold, in the latest set of measures to contain the effects of coronavirus on its business flow. While reviews have been halted, the firm will reconsider them later in the year. In addition, management has decided to split its bonuses in half, awarding a first installment in […]

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