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3 lessons law firms can learn from lockdown

Shaz Aziz, Director of Client Solutions and Engagement, Neota Logic The pubs are open. The hairdressers are back. The country is starting to move again. As we begin to re-emerge, blinking, into the world, it’s inevitable that we will fall back into some old patterns. Companies are no different. It would be easy for law […]

Looking to the future with a new UK insolvency regime

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the Act) promises to bring into effect a mixture of temporary measures to alleviate the problems created by the Covid-19 pandemic and some permanent reforms to the UK restructuring and insolvency regime.

Podcast series #2 – The build-to-rent sector post Covid-19

In this Podcast Shoosmiths real estate partner, Judy Fawcett, and Andrew Wells, Partner & Head of Leeds Office at Allsops, discuss which parts of the wider Residential Investment market are most active and so present the best opportunities post COVID-19. Click below to listen to the first in the series.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l June 2020

Hot water instead of toxic substances. Bags that can’t be stolen. Phosphorus that can be “recycled”. “Waste pieces” with a cult character. Beer with “rhythm & beat”. Austrian Patent Office President Mariana Karepova was delighted to announce the truly innovative ideas and solutions nominated for the Austrian “Staatspreis Patent”, a state prize awarded for trendsetting […]

Rise in venture capital-backed tech in response to pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has destabilised global markets. However, the crisis has encouraged swift adaptations in all walks of life and the development of innovative living and working patterns as a result of lockdowns around the world.



White & Case has boosted its finance group with raids on Linklaters and Weil Gotshal & Manges. Tom Schorling joins as a partner in Frankfurt from Weil, while Alan Rockwell joins as a partner in London from Linklaters, where he was previously a managing associate. Harbottle & Lewis has ended its search for a new […]

Bingham restructuring ace joins Jones Day

The London office of Jones Day has poached business restructuring partner Andrew Rotenberg from Bingham McCutchen. Rotenberg, who was based at Bingham’s London office and who joins his new firm as a partner, has been involved in insolvencies and restructurings, including those of Mayflower, Jarvis, Cordiant and Transtec.

Mayer Brown names three-partner successor to chairman

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw is set to name a three-partner “office of the chairman” when current chairman Ty Fahner steps down in May 2007. The firm’s management committee emailed the partnership today with a proposal that would name current general counsel James Holzhauer as chairman with UK managing partner Paul Maher and Washington DC […]

How to keep associates motivated

As demands upon fee-earners increase and the mobility within the legal market is greater than ever before, the path to partnership remains a long one in many firms; and indeed it is not a route that the current generation of associates will all necessarily choose to follow. Therefore the question of how to keep bright, […]

MBR&M’s triumphant triumvirate

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw is planning ahead with its innovative new ‘office of the chairman’, as first revealed on (18 August). Current chairman Ty Fahner steps down in April 2007, and the firm’s management committee is proposing a three-person ‘office of the chairman’ to replace him. Current general counsel James Holzhauer will be […]

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