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How pro bono is making me a better lawyer

There are many opportunities to get involved with pro bono and several reasons why it is a good idea to do so. Verity discusses the pro bono opportunities she has been involved in and how they have strengthened her ability as a trainee solicitor.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l August 2020

Welcome to the August edition of Schoenherr’s to the point: technology & digitalisation newsletter! We are excited to present a selection of legal developments in the area of technology & digitalisation in the wider CEE region.

GC roundtable: How to communicate with impact in a virtual world

As most of us are still working from home, we are communicating virtually for long periods every day, with diverse groups of people from different cultures, forums and time zones. We are continuing our usual work tasks and commitments, but now having to deliver meetings and presentations as well as communicate a host of difficult messages.


Reed Smith management rejig sees two arrivals

Reed Smith Warner Cranston has appointed Mark Dembovsky as chief strategy officer and David Duckhouse as chief finance officer in a shake-up of the firm’s management The management review has been seen as a way to cement last year’s merger between UK firm Warner Cranston and US-based Reed Smith. Both Dembovsky and Duckhouse come to […]

La Fondiaria battle reaches next round

Ashurst Morris Crisp and Grimaldi Clifford Chance are engrossed in the latest twist in a seven-month battle for control of Florence-based insurer La Fondiaria.Ashursts’ Milan office is acting for insurance company Società Assicuratrice Industriale (SAI) in connection with the acquisition of the majority shareholding of La Fondiaria.SAI first tried to take control of La Fondiaria […]

Dickinson Dees plans OFT appeal for Arriva

Dickinson Dees is expected to make an appeal on behalf of client Arriva against a £203,632 fine from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for breaking competition law by deciding to share certain bus routes with FirstGroup

Hiring the big hitters

The Lawyer does not tend to cover lateral movement of associate solicitors, but Tulkinghorn must accept that for once his colleagues on the newsdesk have really missed a trick.Almost two weeks ago, a press release arrived at The Lawyer detailing the recruitment of two relatively junior lawyers to Freethcartwright’s Leicester office. Not surprisingly, the release […]

Deals summary

Nicholson Graham & Jones (Piers Coleman) acted for Heron Portfolio Investments on the sale of its building occupied by the Office of National Statistics to Royal & SunAlliance Life & Pensions. Linklaters (Alex Smalley, Julian Innes-Taylor) acted for the buyer. Lovells (Michael Stancombe), Berwin Leighton Paisner (Clayton Beerman) and Nabarro Nathanson (Richard Johnson) advised Coal […]

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