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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.


KLegal and McGrigors in first joint instruction

KLegal and McGrigor Donald will formally seal their merger today and the two firms will begin the process of physical integration The firms have celebrated by concluding their first joint deal, a property joint venture between Halladale Group and the Bank of Scotland.Despite the rumours, the merger process has been relatively smooth. The most contentious […]

Deals summary

Gouldens (Tom Budd) and Shepherd & Wedderburn (Nick Ryden) advised Pillar Property on its partnership with Capital & Regional to develop Glasgow’s first shopping park. DJ Freeman (Graham Barber) and Cole & Co (Ron Cole) advised Capital & Regional. Gibson Dunn & Crutcher (Nick Turner) advised Dynegy on the disposal of its existing headquarters at […]

Enron reels under level of legal fees as Weil cleans up

Former employees of Enron Corp have been astounded at the fees commanded by law firms handling the collapsed energy trader’s bankruptcy Enron has seen its pre-bankruptcy average monthly spend of around $3m (£2.1m) a month soar to a massive post-bankruptcy amount of $8m (£5.7m), while ex-employees have been offered a relief fund of just $5m […]

Stephenson Harwood’s pensions partner quits

Stephenson Harwood’s pensions capability has suffered a severe blow as the department’s only pensions partner joins DLA Michael Cowley, who advises corporate clients on pension issues and share scheme arrangements, will join DLA’s London office in May. Crowley said that he is moving because DLA offers more opportunity and potential to expand his practice. He […]

Allen & Overy makes Sakhalin-2 shortlist

Allen & Overy (A&O) has made the shortlist of potential legal advisers to the financiers of Sakhalin-2, a $10bn (£7.1bn) energy project, which is set to be Russia’s largest ever foreign direct investment The firm is one of three to have been shortlisted to advise an unannounced consortium of European and multilateral financiers. Due to […]

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