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A word about sustainability

It is perhaps better to consider Sustainability in business as a continuum. What does this mean?

Business and HR professionals must avoid getting things wrong when they are right

By Nick McEwen The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis has brought with it the inevitable consequence of high levels of redundancies as organisation after organisation struggles to survive in the current economic climate. When a business finds itself in the unenviable position of having to make some of their employees redundant, HR professionals […]

Brexit: The final countdown to secure your workforce

By Tijen Ahmet In just 11 weeks, the UK is set to leave the EU, meaning now is the time for businesses to make any final preparations. On 31 December 2020, free movement will come to an end: a cause for concern for sectors such as construction, hospitality and leisure that rely on EU migrant […]

Why metadata matters in ediscovery

Metadata is data that summarizes other data. Every file saved on a computer includes some basic information about the file, enabling the computer’s operating system to be able to deal with it. The application in use (e.g., Microsoft Word) creates this behind-the-scenes information describing the information contained on a webpage, email, document, or electronic file. […]


Norton Rose

Norton Rose is advising HSBC Investment Bank as sponsor and underwriter to Incepta Group on the proposed vendor and cash placing of new ordinary shares to raise £16m. The funding is part of the consideration for the proposed acquisition by Incepta of Cunningham Communication. Corporate finance partner Raj Karia, assisted by corporate finance solicitor Mark […]


CMS Cameron McKenna’s Hong Kong office advised Intcera High Tech Group on its Growth Enterprise Market listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. The offering raised over HK$144m (£12.3m). Corporate partner Gordon Ng acted with a team of two on the deal.

Manches partners to vote on bonus in bid to boost results…

MANCHES is considering a bonus scheme for its solicitors and some fixed-share partners in a bid to boost results. The scheme is up for approval by Manches’ 48 partners in October. Salaries at the firm were increased by around 20 per cent this year, but the firm’s size remained fairly static during that period. Support […]


They lined up against the internet upstart. From record company giants under the guise of the Recording Industry Association of America to heavy rockers Metallica, the great, the good and the bad of the music establishment decided that Napster must be stopped. And when a federal judge issued an injunction, it looked like they had […]

Dunlop quits post at Shaw Pittman

Shaw Pittman partner Andrew Dunlop has quit the London office which he helped set up two years ago. Dunlop joined the US firm in 1998 from Freshfields along with Margaret Harvey, global legal head of Price Waterhouse, and Alistair Maughan from Dibb Lupton Alsop. But Dunlop has now left the firm without another position to […]

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