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Why it is essential to design inclusive virtual workplaces

By Catherine Bardwell, Valeria Cardillo Piccolino Diversity and inclusion in the virtual workplace In recent years diversity and inclusion has become a mainstream topic for HR and large organisations. But regardless of how much advocates of diversity and inclusion (D&I) connect with the values, their efforts to bring change are often met with scepticism. The […]

A new Acritas report shows how COVID-19 has changed the future of legal work

By Acritas Due to COVID-19, the ensuing lockdowns and economic crisis have given many people a chance to reflect on their lives. Further, the dramatic switch to remote working for many professionals, including lawyers, has given additional pause, and many lawyers are now showing desire to keep the most positive aspects of the new remote […]

Company law reform – Changes planned to improve corporate transparency

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson, Oliver Duke Towards the end of September 2020, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its findings in relation to the consultation on corporate transparency and Companies House reform which it launched in May 2019. The response document contains an overview […]

Is now a good time to modernise AGMs?

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson, Oliver Duke The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged UK quoted companies to change their approach to holding physical annual general meetings (AGMs). At a time when social distancing rules mean that the traditional approach to an AGM is no longer permitted, many companies have been […]


Leading Wilson Sonsini partner leaves to join venture capitalist

Barry Taylor to spearhead Warburg Pincus’drive into Silicon Valley; fourth Wilson Sonsini partner this year to jump ship Silicon Valley giant Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is losing another top partner to the the venture capitalists. Barry Taylor, a member of the firm’s executive committee with responsibility for compensation, is joining long-standing client Warburg Pincus. […]

Tribunal Should Hear Medical Negligence Cases Says Judge

Leading medical negligence judge, Lord Justice Otton has called for the creation of a new medical negligence body, along the lines of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. In proposals to be considered by the Department of Health, patients would only have to show that their injuries were sustained because of what occurred in hospital and […]

DLA dumps directories

Other firms await future DLA rating; The Legal 500 refuses to comment DLA is to become the first major law firm to pull out of both Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. The firm is refocusing its investment for 2001/2002 into a number of other areas and has decided not to submit an entry […]

Clifford Chance pulls out of Vietnam

The firm’s regional managing partner for Asia, John East, reportedly says the offices in Hanoi and southern Ho Chi Minh City will probably close in the first half of next year. Clifford Chance opened in Vietnam in 1994 when economic indicators in the region looked good. It is understood, however, that investors have since found […]


Government of the Sultanate of Oman closes third independent power project with AES Barka in joint venture with Multitech LLC. The Government of the Sultanate of Oman advised by Denton Wilde Sapte (Christopher McGee-Osborne). AES Barka, a local subsidiary of the AES Corporation, and Multitech LLC advised by Shearman & Sterling (Nigel Thompson).

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