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The moment the penny dropped for Dimitri Papaefstratiou was two years ago at the annual International Petroleum Week. “It was a seminal moment,” he recalls. “For the first time, the agenda inside the event was about how the oil and gas industry could align itself with the energy transition. The industry’s most senior executives were […]


Clifford Chance halts workspace trial as City employees shun the office

Clifford Chance has scrapped plans to rent a series of flexible workspaces across the City, following the outcome of a pilot started in early 2020. Over the year, the firm trialed a flexible workspace arrangement with external provider The Office Group following the closure of its longtime secondary office in Coleman Street, which used to serve […]

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The Lawyer Awards: the 2020 shortlist

The Lawyer Awards is going virtual for 2020! The ceremony, in association with Travelers, will take place online on the afternoon of 3 November. Visit the awards website to register. Who is in the running for the coveted awards in 2020? The full shortlist is below… Barrister of the year Allison Clare, Red Lion Chambers […]

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Career clinic: What can I do about a clash of personalities?

Two of my direct reports really don’t get on with each other. They are both capable lawyers but have very different personality types. This all came to a head last autumn after the end of a project when it was clear that they had been clashing. They’re both brilliant lawyers and could easily get a […]

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