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Shoospeak HR podcast – Episode 2: The rise of the cyberbully in the workplace

By Andrew Graham, Amy Leech Our Shoospeak HR podcast considers the recent increase in cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the issues employers are facing as a result. Shoosmiths colleagues Andy Graham, Amy Anderson and Amy Leech discuss the rise of cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the key issues employers are facing […]

New EU address requirement for food and drink labelling after Brexit

By Rachel Turnbull, Francesca Poole What are the changes? The UK Government has recently released guidance confirming a number of requirements for Food Business Operators (FBOs) who wish to export packaged food and beverages to Europe after the end of the BREXIT transition period. FBOs are advised to read this guidance in detail if required. This […]

What is the Schrems 2.0 case about?

By Nick Holland, Sarah Tedstone The case was begun by Max Schrems as a complaint to the Irish data protection authority, the Data Protection Commission (DPC), about Facebook in Ireland sending his personal data to Facebook’s US parent company making it subject to mass covert US surveillance laws. The case dealt with whether two of […]

Investigation against TikTok in Hungary – How the HCA takes on the tech world

By András Nagy The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) has initiated an investigation against TikTok, the popular social media platform. TikTok’s capacity to generate vast amounts of consumer data and shower its users with ads has already sounded several alarm bells as regulators attempt to make sense of the phenomena that is digitalisation. The HCA took […]

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Bracewell & Giuliani: double digit rev, PEP increases

Texas firm Bracewell & Giuliani has posted a 15 per cent revenue hike for the 2008 financial year. The US firm increased revenue from $239m in 2007 up to $275.4m in 2008. Average profit per equity partner (PEP) grew 16.8 per cent to $862,000 from $738,000 the previous year. Bracewell managing partner Mark Evans said […]

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US elite line up for Citi stock deal

A trio of US firms has snared lead roles advising on Citigroup’s recapitalisation. Davis Polk & Wardwell is lead counsel to the bank with partners George Bason, Louis Goldberg and Michael Davis leading a team. The firm dealt with negotiations with the US government while Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised Citi on the public […]

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Paul Weiss sets the pace

Litigation heavyweight finds success being the tortoise rather than the hare. There are not many law firm chairmen who could truthfully make the following statement right now: “Our hope is that 2009, like 2008, will be a strong year.” Then again, there are not many international firms like the one Brad Karp heads: Paul Weiss […]

Proskauer posts 10 per cent drop in average PEP

Proskauer Rose has posted its financial results for 2008, unveiling a 10 per cent drop in average profit per equity partner (PEP). Average PEP dropped from $1.55m in 2007 to $1.4m last year, one of the most significant reductions in average profit among US firms so far. Total revenue at Proskauer however grew last year, […]

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Dickinson Dees shake-up sees partnership contract by eight

Newcastle-headquartered Dickinson Dees has cut the size of its ­partnership, with former managing ­partner Neil Braithwaite being one of four people to take on non-­partner roles within the firm. Braithwaite will become a senior counsel, one partner will take up a corporate social responsibility role for Dickinson Dees in the ­community and two will become […]

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