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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.


Nabarros to shut Reading outpost

Nabarro Nathanson is to shut its Reading office, following a strategic review of the firm. The firm will relocate all seven partners to London. Relocation has also been offered to all 41 staff based in Reading. The office, which contributes about 5 per cent of the firm’s total turnover, was launched 17 years ago to […]

Ashurst star quits to become GE legal chief in Germany

Ashurst rising star Andreas Hoffmann has resigned after just over a year with the firm to become GE’s first general counsel in Germany. His departure, which was announced internally at Ashurst on Wednesday, will leave the UK firm with one corporate partner in Munich, Joerg Kirchner. The move heralds a push by finance giant GE […]

Skadden London partner tops European deals table

Skadden London partner tops European deals table” />Corporate partners at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Clifford Chance and Weil Gotshal & Manges have emerged as the top European rainmakers. Skadden London-based corporate partner Michael Hatchard has topped the individual partner volume league table for the past 12 months, according to Mergermarket. Hatchard advised on […]

CC’s US managing partner race becomes one-man show

Clifford Chance has found just one partner willing to stand for the top job in its US practice as the American partnership votes on a replacement for former head John Carroll. New York corporate partner Craig Medwick is the sole partner to have expressed an interest in the Americas managing partner role, vacated last month […]

A&O partnership round ignores corporate associates

Partner promotions at Allen & Overy (A&O) have slumped to a three-year low as news emerges that the magic circle firm has invited just 14 associates to join the partnership. Last year the firm promoted 21 associates, while in 2003, 29 were made up. Of the new partners, six specialise in banking, three in litigation, […]

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