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EAEU Treaty on trademarks comes into effect

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Treaty on Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin of Goods came into effect on April 26, 2021. It serves as a foundation document for the formation of a regional system within EAEU territory.

Banking leaders discuss keeping pace with growth, digital transformation and driving operational efficiency

In a live webinar hosted by the Financial Times, Clare Hart, CEO of Williams Lea, joined two top operational leaders in the corporate and investment banking industry, David Sliney, Chief Operating Officer of investment bank, Stifel and Paul Poggi, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of specialist M&A advisor, Harris Williams, in a panel discussion on the intense pressure within corporate and investment banks to find better and more cost effective ways of running core support functions.


Chris Allen

Chris Allen: Blacks Solicitors

What was your first-ever job? Dough machine cleaner in a bakery. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Snapping my key in the ignition on a no-parking zone, then locking my car with the briefcase still inside and taking the taxi ride from hell to borrow an alternative car, incurring repair and towing charges, […]

Simon Bromwich

Ashurst chiefs on back foot after crisis meeting

Geffen, Bromwich forced to explain laterals and junior partner ’logjam’ Ashurst’s senior management was forced to defend its strategy at a tense partnership meeting earlier this month, The Lawyer can reveal. At the meeting senior partner Charlie Geffen and managing partner Simon Bromwich were obliged to account for the firm’s handling of partner exits, the […]

Carl-Peter Feick

Linklaters elects new German chief

Linklaters has elected a new senior partner in Germany to succeed Michael Lappe. Carl-Peter Feick, who has been a partner at the firm since 2001 and led the banking and capital markets practice since 2004, was elected by partner vote and will begin his three-year term 1 May 2010 when he will also join Linklaters’ […]

Trowers promotes four to partner

Trowers & Hamlins has promoted four lawyers to partner across its global offices. The partners have been made up into the commercial, corporate, finance and projects departments and take the total number of partners to 120. Senior partner Jonathan Adlington commented: “This appointment of four new partners is a reflection of Trowers & Hamlins’ continuing […]

Simmons loses four partners, 17 lawyers to DLA Piper

DLA Piper has raided Simmons & Simmons’ Rome office for a 17-lawyer team, including four partners. The partners leaving Simmons are Italian head of corporate Antonio Lombardo, projects chief Rodolfo Errore and corporate partners Ernesto Apuzzo and Francesco Aleandri. The new hires will join an existing DLA Piper team of 13 fee-earners, including eight partners, […]

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