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Business and HR professionals must avoid getting things wrong when they are right

By Nick McEwen The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis has brought with it the inevitable consequence of high levels of redundancies as organisation after organisation struggles to survive in the current economic climate. When a business finds itself in the unenviable position of having to make some of their employees redundant, HR professionals […]

Brexit: The final countdown to secure your workforce

By Tijen Ahmet In just 11 weeks, the UK is set to leave the EU, meaning now is the time for businesses to make any final preparations. On 31 December 2020, free movement will come to an end: a cause for concern for sectors such as construction, hospitality and leisure that rely on EU migrant […]

Why metadata matters

Metadata is data that summarizes other data. Every file saved on a computer includes some basic information about the file, enabling the computer’s operating system to be able to deal with it. The application in use (e.g., Microsoft Word) creates this behind-the-scenes information describing the information contained on a webpage, email, document, or electronic file. […]

How the use of AI in HR technology is transforming the employee experience

By Chris Shenton MSc We at Weekly10 were recently fortunate enough to be able to take part in Wales Tech Week, where our CEO Andy and I gave a talk on the ways in which AI is shaping the future of HR. This includes how we ourselves use machine-learning to provide richer employee engagement and predictive […]

Developers – Are you prepared for a rise in green litigation?

By Alison Ogley, Emma Conwell, David Monteith For environmental activists, conventional campaigning continues, but increasingly it is litigation spearheaded by activists which hits the headlines. Recently even celebrities have been getting in on the act, with Feargus Sharkey, frontman of The Undertones, poised to file a judicial review on the Government’s policies in relation river […]

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Freshfields puts brave face on loss of partner

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has sought to play down the departure of long-serving Cologne corporate partner Jürgen Sieger, who has left for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. The partner left the magic circle firm after more than 23 years to help drive forward Cleary’s push into the German corporate market. Andreas Fabritius, Freshfields co-head of corporate, […]

Cravath and Cadwalader snare key roles on $16.6bn Johnson & Johnson deal

New York firms Cravath Swaine & Moore and Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft have both grabbed the top roles on Johnson & Johnson’s $16.6bn acquisition of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. Cravath partner George Schoen said old connections helped the firm win its role: “Johnson & Johnson is a long term client of Cravath. It’s a carve-out business […]

What would an IPO be worth?

With that odd mixture of arrogance and insecurity, the most ambitious City partners are constantly comparing themselves with their rivals. It’s par for the course in an industry stuffed with type-A overachievers, and it’s at its most acute during the financial reporting season. So just imagine what they’ll be like when and if law firms […]

Freshfields takes second huge IPO

There isn’t a bigger IPO in Asia this year than the estimated $12bn (£6.59bn) Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) flotation. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer ace corporate lawyer Teresa Ko features prominently on yet another massive IPO. Freshfields is advising the underwriters on Hong Kong law, working with Shearman & Sterling, which will […]

Richards Butler set for Dubai expansion

Richards Butler is preparing to launch a new office in Dubai, The Lawyer can reveal, just days after the firm signed an association with Swiss firm Chabrier & Partners. Richards Butler is preparing to launch a new office in Dubai, The Lawyer can reveal, just days after the firm signed an association with Swiss firm Chabrier & […]

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