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Why it is essential to design inclusive virtual workplaces

By Catherine Bardwell, Valeria Cardillo Piccolino Diversity and inclusion in the virtual workplace In recent years diversity and inclusion has become a mainstream topic for HR and large organisations. But regardless of how much advocates of diversity and inclusion (D&I) connect with the values, their efforts to bring change are often met with scepticism. The […]

A new Acritas report shows how COVID-19 has changed the future of legal work

By Acritas Due to COVID-19, the ensuing lockdowns and economic crisis have given many people a chance to reflect on their lives. Further, the dramatic switch to remote working for many professionals, including lawyers, has given additional pause, and many lawyers are now showing desire to keep the most positive aspects of the new remote […]

Company law reform – Changes planned to improve corporate transparency

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson, Oliver Duke Towards the end of September 2020, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its findings in relation to the consultation on corporate transparency and Companies House reform which it launched in May 2019. The response document contains an overview […]

Is now a good time to modernise AGMs?

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman, Jo Stephenson, Oliver Duke The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged UK quoted companies to change their approach to holding physical annual general meetings (AGMs). At a time when social distancing rules mean that the traditional approach to an AGM is no longer permitted, many companies have been […]

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The Leader Column

Accidents will happen. One day the Clifford Chance reception is mysteriously croded with tall, tanned and toothy blokes in button-downs. The next day, the mass lateral hire out of Brobeck – revealed last week by The Lawyer – is off, just when the Metropole hotel was readying itself for an influx of CC partners ready […]

Law maker and rule breaker

It’s good to know that even senior partners bend the rules. Tulkinghorn and a couple of his reporters were having lunch with one in the City the other day, but when the coffee arrived, no one wanted to be the first to reach for a cigarette.Finally, after much fiddling with rings on fingers and tuneful […]

Toth gets ready to join Dewey Ballantine from Weil Gotshal

Weil Gotshal & Manges is set to lose its German desk in London as corporate partner Geza Toth and a team of four associates plan a move to the London office of US firm Dewey Ballantine It is understood that Dewey Ballantine will vote tomorrow (21 May) on whether or not to take on the […]

DEAL OF THE WEEK – SANITEC

Camerons scoops BC Partners role through Hasche Sigle link CMS Cameron McKenna has scooped a major piece of work with BC Partners on the back of its alliance with German member CMS Hasche Sigle Eschenlohr Peltzer Schäfer.Camerons partner Ashley Painter was brought in to advise BC Partners on UK law for Sanitec’s high-yield bond issue.The […]

Stephensons turns its attentions to Paris

Sinclair Roche deal voted through, but majority of Hong Kong office excluded Stephenson Harwood is to enter into merger discussions with French ‘best friend’ Barbe Thibault Carpentier Groener, with which it shares an office in Paris.The move comes in the wake of the firm’s merger with Sinclair Roche & Temperley (SRT) following a partnership vote […]

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