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Workplace mentorship and why it builds great organisations

Starting an entirely new job usually requires you to learn from more experienced co-workers. Even if you’ve had training beforehand, there’s often a world of difference between preparing to do a job in theory, and actually carrying it out in practice.

Video: Keeping trade moving revisited

Last October our in-house lawyer training day sought to address the question of how can we keep trade moving? We looked at issues such as: the speed of change, Brexit, collaboration and the changing customer.

COVID-19: Where now for employment tribunals?

Recent reforms to the Employment Tribunal system and a move towards virtual hearings are intended to boost hearing capacity and access to justice. We consider the developments to the pre-existing approach and what this means for employers. Justice in slow motion?


DuPont seeks focus with streamlined Euro panel

Chemicals company DuPont is tightening its groundbreaking DuPont Legal Model to focus on a handful of core firms to advise it across Europe. DuPont has renegotiated its terms and conditions with firms in Europe, which includes Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Eversheds and Italian firm Pavia & Ansaldo. European director of legal Patrick Schriber told […]

Rodés y Sala

Barcelona-based Rodés y Sala is growing quickly after riding on a wave of private equity activity in Spain over the last few years.

A&O fights BSkyB’s corner in Ofcom takeover inquiry

Ofcom has launched the first public interest inquiry of Allen & Overy client BSkyB following a ministerial intervention, it emerged last week. Secretary of State for Trade and Industry Alistair Darling asked the media regulator to look into whether or not BSkyB’s purchase of a 17.9 per cent stake in ITV last November presented a […]

DLA Piper’s growing gains

DLA Piper’s growing gains” />There is a glimmer of hope for DLA Piper associates who fancy a stab at partnership. The firm with the tightest equity in the City appears to have had a change of heart. For the first time ever the non-US side of DLA Piper – Europe, the Middle East and Africa […]

Ashurst cements Blackstone ties with £1bn Tussauds deal

Ashurst has consolidated its position as private equity group Blackstone’s firm of choice when it comes to European theme park acquisitions. The firm advised Blackstone on its latest purchase, Merlin Entertainment’s £1.03bn acquisition of a majority stake in Tussauds Group from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer client Dubai International Capital (DIC). Blackstone owns Merlin, whose portfolio includes […]

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