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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.


Singapore grants firms equity option

The Singapore Law Society has given firms the formal go-ahead to accept equity in lieu of fees for the first time. The move will be particularly relevant to those acting for dotcom start-ups. The practice has already been adopted in the UK by a range of firms including Simmons & Simmons and Pinsent Curtis. It […]

Chadbourne & Parke wins fight to open Beijing office

New York firm Chadbourne & Parke is to open an office in China, having been granted a licence by the Chinese Ministry of Justice. Chadbournes applied for the licence in 1994. It has finally received its certificate of approval and is now in the process of deciding exactly which lawyers it will charge with the […]

Conflicts rules under fire by City Law Society

A wholesale shake-up of the rules governing conflicts of interest is about to take place, The Lawyer can reveal. The City of London Law Society working party will today publish a paper which calls for the conflicts rules in England and Wales to be brought in line with the more liberal rules on the Continent. […]

Hooligans prove rights are not equal

John Cooper says that attempts to expel English football fans from Euro 2000 infringe on human rights There has always been a suspicion that Europe is not as united as it may seem. Criminal practitioners are being showered with opportunities to attend conferences and seminars on the European Convention on Human Rights. For many prosecutors […]

Freshfields moves CC to Canary Wharf

Freshfields has scooped the work on Clifford Chance‘s City desertion – the first time it has worked on a major deal for its rival. The global firm, which spends nearly £40m each year on property costs, is abandoning its Aldersgate office in favour of one million square feet at Canary Wharf. It is understood the […]

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