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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.


Eurozone crisis: managing your exposure

As the European financial crisis continues to evolve, serious concerns have emerged about the possibility of Greece, and potentially other countries, exiting the eurozone. Market participants should prepare for this possibility. Click on the link above to download briefing.

WTR 1000 names Michael Graif as ‘Recommended Expert’

Michael Graif, chair of Curtis’ Intellectual Property group, was selected as a ‘recommended expert’ in trademark enforcement and litigation in New York in the 2013 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 — The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. Graif is described as ‘a first-rate orator whose aggressive yet fair methods win him great respect’.

Jonathan Jowett

Hot 100: Jonathan Jowett, Greggs

As general counsel of Greggs, Jonathan Jowett had little choice but to wade into the pasty tax scandal. The furore began in March 2012, with Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget announcement, detailing how all food – excluding bread – heated to above air-ambient temperature and meant to be eaten in or near the shop or restaurant […]

Michael Shaw

Cobbetts seeks buyer as administrators are called in

Manchester firm Cobbetts is set to enter administration and is looking for buyers after filing a notice to appoint administrators on Monday. The firm, which has 242 lawyers and more than 551 staff, informed its employees of the news this morning, according to The Business Desk, which broke the news. In a statement, a spokesperson […]

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