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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.


ACK Media Law

With a shelf full of champagne from people wishing them luck, ACK Media Law’s founders are still ­celebrating their split from Howard Kennedy this ­summer. The firm set up shop in July this year after Susan Aslan (pictured top left), Sue Charles (top right) and Hakan Kousetta (above) left the media and ­entertainment practice at […]


Lord Hunt of Wirral: Mr Right

The Law Society is having a spat with the Solicitors Regulation Authority over its decision to carry out its own regulatory review. But in appointing Lord Hunt of Wirral to do it, at least it’s made a diplomatic choice. Earlier this year Fred Jacobs, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) director of inspection and regulation, met […]


In the badlands

With the number of cross-border disputes set to escalate, in-house counsel have identified China, Russia and the US as the jurisdictions of greatest concern. By Christopher Grierson, with Mark Lin, Yevgeny Perkunov and Edward Schorr As the recent turmoil in the financial markets has shown, markets across the globe are now inextricably interlinked. As such, […]

Good news for… real estate lawyers?

With the increasing number of real estate lawyers losing their jobs, you’d think that recruiters would be banging on every law firm door saying “I’ve got just the person you’re looking for”. But apparently the phone isn’t ringing at Dewey & LeBoeuf, according to one real estate partner there. “I’ve got a good relationship with […]

Wall St Woes: Charlotte web

Fifteen months ago Charlotte, North Carolina was the hot spot for US firms hoping to thrive in structured finance.Times have changed. Dewey & LeBoeuf has just become the latest casualty of the structured finance malaise. Yesterday the firm announced it is to close its 11-lawyer Charlotte office (, 20 October). “Charlotte is booming in corporate, […]

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