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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.


Goodwin launches in San Fran and LA with Pillsbury and Cooley raids

Boston-based Goodwin Procter has launched an assault on California, opening offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, on the back of raids on Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and Cooley Godward. The LA office will be chaired by Lewis Feldman, the former head of the LA real estate and national public finance team at Pillsbury. Feldman […]

Staff bonuses: handle with care

Bonuses may be a minefield, but if handled right they can be a huge staff incentive. By Mark Brandon Bonuses are regarded as a necessary evil by some law firms and a key employment benefit by others, but universal they are not. However, having a bonus – and one that works – is becoming a […]

Bedside spanner

Now how does this work? A lawyer, in the hospital with his sick mother, is apparently unable to use his mobile phone after having already been warned off by hospital staff. But that doesn’t stop our dedicated partner, who risked matron’s wrath by happily emailing away from his BlackBerry instead. Now, Tulkinghorn doesn’t profess to […]

Skadden partner tops M&A rankings

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom partner Scott Simpson has confirmed his position as the top European M&A rainmaker, securing first place in the individual league tables for the first quarter. Simpson topped mergermarket’s pan-European league table by value of individual lawyers for the first quarter (Q1), advising on three deals worth E81.24bn (£56.14bn). The […]

DAC senior partner steps down

Davies Arnold Cooper’s (DAC) long-standing senior partner David McIntosh is stepping down at the end of the month, following 28 years in the role. The firm’s current executive partner Danny Gowan is to succeed McIntosh in the role. McIntosh will continue to work with DAC in a consultant role, assisting with strategy and also carrying […]

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