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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.


Linklaters secures Bonelli partner

Linklaters has swooped on Bonelli Erede Pappalardo to ramp up its corporate offering in Italy with the hire of partner Luca Picone. Picone’s practice at Bonelli focused on general corporate, M&A transactions, joint ventures and restructuring, which will be the mainstay of his work at the magic circle firm. It is understood that Picone’s move […]

Cadwalader raids Sidley for derivatives lawyer

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has snared a structured finance lawyer from rival US firm Sidley Austin Brown & Wood. Former Sidley associate Assia Damianova will join Cadwalader’s London capital markets team as special counsel to focus on structured transactions, including collateralised debt obligations and credit derivatives. Cadwalader capital markets partner Charles Roberts said: “There’s a […]

Dechert beefs up London with CC swoop

Dechert has hired Clifford Chance senior associate Steven Choo as a finance and real estate partner in its London office. Choo said the move would enable him to build his career as a specialist real estate finance lawyer with international experience. “Dechert offered me the opportunity to be a partner and saw me as integral […]

Travers seeks corporate associates’ input

Travers Smith‘s corporate department is creating its first formal body to improve communication between associates and partners. The idea of a ‘liaison committee’ emerged on a corporate away-day on 7 September. The committee will consist of two partners and four associates and will be a “conduit of information” from associates to the partnership, said managing […]


Dewey, LeBoeuf tie-up to complete in record time

Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae are set to rush through partnership voting on their planned merger just one working day before the combination is due to go live. Both sides are positive about the merger, which should be effective from 1 October, with one senior-level partner claiming it was “already a done […]

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