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Shearman loses London arbitration partner to the Bar

Following February’s arbitration exodus, Shearman & Sterling is now set to lose another disputes partner in London as Alexander Uff joins Quadrant Chambers. The arbitrator is heading to the Bar after 14 years at Shearman, having previously moved to the firm’s London office from Paris in 2013. He was made up to partner one year […]

‘The Advice Diaries’ by Jonathan Lipman

In this latest video, Mercedes Benz UK general counsel Jonathan Lipman builds on last year’s three pieces of advice piece, where he talked about agile working, keeping up team spirit and leadership during the pandemic. In his follow-up, Lipman shares his views on the future of agile working and the different positions we see companies […]

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Starling Bank faces discrimination claim from former employee

A former employee of Starling Bank has brought claims of whistleblowing and discrimination against the group, with its general counsel also named as a respondent in the case. Gulnaz Raja, who was deputy secretary to Starling’s board from 2019 to 2020, is taking on the business in the Employment Tribunal a year after leaving. Court […]

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Ashurst repays £89m Covid loan

The bulk of Ashurst‘s debt for the last financial year has already been paid back, The Lawyer has learned, with an £89m fee reimbursed to its lenders last summer. Ashurst increased its debt position from £20m to £131m last year, with the majority of finance taken from its revolving credit facility out of Covid-19-induced caution. […]

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