Macfarlanes has joined a number of firms formalising its relationship with AI software Kira Systems in a bid to open up its innovation strategy. Macfarlanes has been late to engage with AI-enabled technology that is already used by firms including Mishcon de Reya, Travers Smith, DLA Piper and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to conduct due diligence […]
This free to watch webinar was part of the virtual conference In-house Counsel as Business Partner in association with EY that took place on the 21st – 23rd of October. Complete the form below to access the 35-minute recording of this discussion. “Being purposeful is critical for businesses” The 2020 conference kicked off with a presentation by the formidable Helen Lamprell at Vodafone who is shaking up the status quo. In this webinar, Helen shares how legal teams can help businesses drive purposeful change, including tips on how to tackle diversity in a meaningful way: “we will never solve the problem of diversity if we focus on women because it is increasingly obvious that we need to ensure that men pick up their own fair share”… watch this space for 16 weeks full paid paternity leave at Vodafone!
Cahill’s slowly building its mini-A&O Within the next few months, Cahill Gordon & Reindel’s London partner headcount will have increased by 150 per cent since the end of 2019. The numbers sound enormous because the numbers we’re dealing with are still very small. Cahill had two partners in the City – litigator Richard Kelly and […]
Taylor Wessing has pushed ahead with its UK partner promotions, months after it postponed this year’s round while battling the consequences of the pandemic. The firm has made up five lawyers, exactly the same number as its 2019 promotions. This time, two female lawyers made the cut, as opposed to three last year. Starting in […]
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 […]
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has added a new partner to its London offering, bringing in the chief operating officer of Checkout.com. The US tech-focused outfit has hired Joshua Kaplan, who spent three years at the online payments provider. He will help the firm deepen its relationships in the fintech market, assisting startups internationally as […]
Milberg London has sent a pre-action letter to Facebook on behalf of a million users of the social media site relating to the Cambridge Analytica breach. Facebook You Owe Us will commence legal proceedings today against the social media giant. Former Mishcon de Reya partner James Oldnall, who moved to Milberg in the summer, is […]