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New EU directive – How will it affect family-related leave in Hungary?

By Daniel Gera, Dorottya Gindl Gender equality may be a core EU principle, but it will not become a reality without effective legal action. To meet the EU objective of reaching a 75% employment rate for both men and women by 2020, the European Commission aims to change the existing legal framework. Thus, the European […]

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Irwin Mitchell elects PI head as new chief

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Weil London gains one new partner

Weil Gotshal & Manges has gained one new partner in its London office as part of a promotions round that has seen its partnership headcount increase by seven. Of counsel Joanne Etherton (pictured), who joined the firm from Clifford Chance in 2000, has made partner within the firm’s London corporate pensions practice. She takes up […]

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