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WM Video: Keeping Trade Moving Revisited

Last October our in-house lawyer training day sought to address the question of how can we keep trade moving? We looked at issues such as: the speed of change, Brexit, collaboration and the changing customer.

COVID-19: Where now for Employment Tribunals?

Recent reforms to the Employment Tribunal system and a move towards virtual hearings are intended to boost hearing capacity and access to justice. We consider the developments to the pre-existing approach and what this means for employers. Justice in slow motion?

Winding up petitions: High Court guidance

Regulations laid before Parliament yesterday seek to extend the current restrictions on the presentation of winding up petitions to 31 December 2020. However, there will inevitably come a time when these temporary restrictions are lifted.

Covid-19 guidance for courts in Northern Ireland – Civil Actions

On 23 September, the Lord Chief Justice’s Office issued Covid-19 Guidance for Civil Actions which applies to all civil actions in the High Court and County Court from 1 October 2020. This Guidance is an attempt by the Office of the Lord Chief Justice to have the civil courts undertake as much business as possible during the pandemic.


Slaughters sways Panel on Hyder bid

Slaughter and May has persuaded the Takeover Panel to propose the untested sealed bid method to decide who will win ownership of utility giant Hyder. US-based Western Power Distribution (WPD) and Japanese investment bank Nomura, advised by Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer respectively, have been fighting to take over Hyder for three months. […]

A View from Ireland

The global e-commerce revolution has had an enormous impact on all aspects of commercial life in Ireland and has contributed to making it the fastest growing economy in Europe. The growth of e-commerce related activities in the country is a result of a number of factors; cultural, commercial and legal. The Irish government has traditionally […]

Kevin Dunn

Kevin Dunn is leaving his post as general counsel at GE Capital and taking his little black book with him. Dearbail Jordan talks to him about his move to US firm Latham & Watkins Kevin Dunn, European general counsel at GE Capital and soon to be US firm Latham & Watkins’ new acquisition finance partner, […]

White & Case Feddersen acts on Slovak Telecom privatisation

White & Case Feddersen has advised the Slovak government on the privatisation of Slovak Telecom, the largest privatisation in the country’s history. The deal was completed last week with the sale of 51 per cent of Slovak Telecom to Deutsche Telecom for euro1bn (£625m). Slovak Telecom was one of the last fixed line companies in […]

JD Wetherspoon

Every six months, Rosalyn Schofield leaves her desk at JD Wetherspoon’s HQ, where she is head of legal and company secretary, and dons a pinny. For a day she will spend her time preparing scampi and chips, ploughman’s lunches and other traditional pub grub for customers at a JD Wetherspoon pub. Her turn in the […]

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