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Focus on Northern Ireland

As with other parts of the UK, the last 18 months have seen a period of exceptional market activity in the living sector in Northern Ireland, despite the economic challenges of Covid. Much of that activity has in fact been driven by the societal challenges and behavioural shifts brought about by the pandemic.

Canadian ESG for investors and lenders

Gowling WLG and Export Development Canada hosted an engaging virtual panel discussion focused on Canadian ESG in investing and lending. The panel touches on ESG in the context of our current market, as well as key considerations and upcoming developments in Canadian ESG.

Is this the end of rugby as we know it?

In the summer, new guidance was introduced for professional and amateur footballers to reduce the number of headers allowed in training and in use during a game. This followed an investigation into the impact of this move on the long term brain health of football players and a potential link to brain damage was raised.

Supreme Court of Canada on contract interpretation: Lessons from Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision in Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey provides helpful clarification and direction respecting the interpretations of contracts. The case arises in the context of the interpretation of a release. However, it has significantly broader application and reaffirms the contextual approach to the interpretation of contracts previously articulated in the SCC’s 2014 decision in Sattva.

Predatory marriage conference

Earlier this month, The Institute for Policy and Engagement at the University of Nottingham ran an in-depth virtual conference discussing the need for action on the issues surrounding predatory marriage.

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DLA Piper raids Thelen Reid for eight-partner team

DLA Piper has launched an eight-partner raid on US firm Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner in a bid to bolster its real estate and structured finance practice. Six of the group – led by former Thelen real estate chairman Jeffrey Steiner – will be based in New York, while two partners, Marc Friedman and […]

Knowles seeks new term as DLA chief

DLA Piper chief executive Nigel Knowles is bidding to extend his leadership of the firm until 2012 and will stand for re-election at the end of the year. Knowles’s term as joint chief executive is due to end in December, when his re-election will be put to a partner vote. It is understood that Knowles, […]

Hammonds takes two associates as partners

Hammonds has ramped up its banking practice with Kirkland & Ellis senior associate Samrad Nazer and Denton Wilde Sapte senior associate Iain Shurwood who both join the partnership. Both Nazer and Shurwood join the firm’s banking practice in London and will work alongside partners David Sachs and Graeme Carney. Hammonds banking head Jonathan Edwards said […]

Field Fisher boosts IP disputes with DLA hire

DLA Piper has been hit by the loss of an IT litigator less than a month after making five redundant in its technology, media and communications group. Partner Andrew Dodd has left the firm to join Field Fisher Waterhouse in the IP and technology dispute resolution group. He takes up the post on 8 September. […]

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