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A word about sustainability

It is perhaps better to consider Sustainability in business as a continuum. What does this mean?

Business and HR professionals must avoid getting things wrong when they are right

By Nick McEwen The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis has brought with it the inevitable consequence of high levels of redundancies as organisation after organisation struggles to survive in the current economic climate. When a business finds itself in the unenviable position of having to make some of their employees redundant, HR professionals […]

Brexit: The final countdown to secure your workforce

By Tijen Ahmet In just 11 weeks, the UK is set to leave the EU, meaning now is the time for businesses to make any final preparations. On 31 December 2020, free movement will come to an end: a cause for concern for sectors such as construction, hospitality and leisure that rely on EU migrant […]

Why metadata matters in ediscovery

Metadata is data that summarizes other data. Every file saved on a computer includes some basic information about the file, enabling the computer’s operating system to be able to deal with it. The application in use (e.g., Microsoft Word) creates this behind-the-scenes information describing the information contained on a webpage, email, document, or electronic file. […]



A non-executive decision

The Higgs Report promises the rise and rise of the non-executive director. Tim Russell asks whether they are up to the task The Higgs Review is rarely on the front pages now, having been replaced by stories of ‘fat cat pay’ and recommendations of lower severance payments for executives dismissed because of underperformance. Non-executives look […]

Linklaters' property losses mount

Linklaters has lost high-profile German real estate partner Hans-Dieter Schulz-Gebeltzig to Norton Rose together with a second partner and an associate.Schulz-Gebeltzig will be joined in Norton Rose’s Frankfurt office by fellow partner Axel Kunze, an associate, with the possibility of further associates to come.In the past Schulz-Gebeltzig has advised Swisscom on the outsourcing of two […]

Borealis finds new general counsel at Allergan

Plastics supplier Borealis has hired Allergan’s European general counsel Ruth Steinholtz as its new global general counsel.Steinholtz has left her role at the global health care company to replace Hans Byfeldt at Borealis. The company’s head office is in Denmark, so Steinholtz will divide her time between Copenhagen and London.

Freshfields upsets assistants with email clanger

In a damaging email blunder, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has revealed limited partnership promotion prospects for associates in the London project finance department. In an emailed memo intended for project finance partners, but mistakenly sent out to assistants, the firm set out the business case for growth of the department. Sources at Freshfields said that some […]

Stop the press

Some firms will go to any lengths to avoid bad news. Take Linklaters, for example. Tulkinghorn hears that when the edition of The Lawyer containing the shock news that corporate partner Peter King was joining Shearman & Sterling was published, the post room was told not to distribute copies to Linklaters lawyers. The delay in […]

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