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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.


Russell Jones opens FSA unit after new rules hike workload

National firm Russell Jones & Walker has launched a dedicated Financial Services Authority (FSA) unit in response to increased work resulting from the Financial Services & Market Act (FSMA) and numerous referrals from City firms


A pint of Stella Artois, a bottle of Becks or even a Rolling Rock is of greater interest than a row about documentation surrounding a possible takeover by one foreign brewery of another. But the Interbrew wrangle deserves close attention

Deals summary

Morrison & Foerster (Kristian Wiggert) advised Campari on a private placement of $170m (£110.4m) debt with institutional investors. Investors advised by Bingham McCutchen. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (David Trott) advised Deutsche Bank on the €800m (£501.9m) asset-backed medium-term note programme and $250m (£162.3m) asset-backed commercial paper programme supported by trade receivables for the Buhrmann Group. Buhrmann […]

The insolvency pill

With its Enterprise Bill, the Government has set out its intention to streamline the insolvency process and make it more inclusive. Simon Neilson-Clark details the proposed changes In the productivity and enterprise white paper ‘Insolvency – A Second Chance’, the Government outlined its proposals to modernise the UK’s insolvency regimes. Commentators have been at odds. […]

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