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Relational leadership: How to inspire others

Two of the greatest assets in a leader’s toolkit are their ability to lead towards a purpose, and their capacity to help people extract meaning. When harnessed, they become the backbone of resilience in the face of troubling times, the inspiration for the courage needed when uncertainty is ahead, and the power to stay on course to impact something greater than ourselves.

You’ve adopted some great tech, but what’s next?

Every savvy business professional understands that ROI is tricky to calculate, especially when it comes to technology. Indeed, when new systems are considered, committees often review pessimistic and optimistic ROI calculations, create in-depth score cards to measure competitors against, and sit through endless sales pitches and demos in the hopes that they’ll catch a glimpse of that single feature that will be key to user success.



Although McDermotts acted as lead corporate adviser to CSC, Baker & McKenzie (B&M) also picked up a chunk of antitrust work. The deal involved many competition assessments, clearances in Germany, Ireland and Austria and a host of firms, but B&M played a pivotal role by coordinating the merger’s antitrust activities through its competition unit and […]


“Stick your tongue out, Liability,” I say. She shakes her head no. “Daddy’s got to go to work. Come on, open your mouth.” More head shaking. “I’m going to turn you upside down and jiggle you about until your head falls off, and then I’ll get it.” More head shaking, but the unmistakable start of […]


Smile – you’re in The Lawyer As an avid reader of your paper, if only to marvel at just how different the profession you portray and the bulk of local practice actually is, I was struck by just how serious a business the upper 5 per cent of the law now appears to be. In […]

Richards Butler expands with Klein Goddard hires

The Paris office of Richards Butler is continuing expansion plans by moving to new premises and poaching a partner and two assistants. Theodore Goddard’s associated firm Klein Goddard Associés has lost former national tax inspector Jean-Luc Bouton. His two assistants Karine Abbou and Arnaud Lehericy-Landsberg have joined him. Richards Butler is making lateral hires to […]

Gaedertz Munich breaks off to reinstate pre-merger firm

The Munich office of disintegrating law firm Gaedertz is splitting. The news follows the merger of the Cologne office with Norton Rose and the Hamburg office with Latham & Watkins. Local Munich firm Illert Bernstorff Zapp merged with Gaedertz in 1999 but will now demerge. A number of partners will join Norton Rose although the […]

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