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The future of Sheffield

Like many UK cities, Sheffield is going through a period of major transformation, offering modern new office space, repurposed buildings and making headway on its net zero ambitions.

A foundation for FinTech

Cayman Islands foundation companies (Cayman Foundations) are increasingly being utilised as popular structuring vehicles in the sector.

Practical Law: Environmental Law and Practice in Portugal: Overview

This Q&A provides a high-level overview of environmental law and practice, and looks at key practical issues including emissions to air and water; environmental impact assessments; waste; contaminated land and environmental issues in transactions.


Jones Day to open São Paulo arm

US firm Jones Day has unveiled plans to open its first office in Brazil. Pending regulatory approval, the firm will operate as a foreign legal consultant in accordance with the Brazilian Bar Association, and will not be operating in association with any local Brazilian firms. The office will be led by the firm’s Latin America […]

A&O sends London partner to bulk up NY infrastructure group

Allen & Overy is to relocate London infrastructure partner Andrew Fraiser to its New York practice. The firm said the move, due to take place in early November, marks significant investment into its New York office. Global head of projects, energy and infrastructure Anne Baldock said: “We’ve quickly established ourselves as one of the go-to […]


Seven City lawyers get the nod in White & Case promos

White & Case has promoted 35 partners across its global offices, including seven in London. The firm said the City promotions are evidence of its continued investment in the office, following the promotion of five associates to partner earlier this year (9 March 2010). The Wall Street firm has also made four partner hires in […]


McGrigors does an Osborne

When it comes to redundancies, today must be one of the best days in history to bury bad news. To the half a million public sector workers forced to wake up to the harsh realities their private sector counterparts have been living with for a generation, the news that a law firm is set to […]

Pharma buy

Despite global economic conditions, deal-making by large pharmaceutical companies has remained relatively buoyant, say Daniel Pavin, Grant Castle and Alexandra Pygall. Acquisitions in the pharmaceuticals sector are being driven by factors such as the need to replenish shrinking product pipelines, the need to maintain revenues as patents on top-selling products expire, and the strategic diversification […]

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