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A word about sustainability

It is perhaps better to consider Sustainability in business as a continuum. What does this mean?

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 in ediscovery

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. […]


DLA Piper advises Arsenal Capital Partners in its aquisition of IFC

DLA Piper has advised Arsenal Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrial and healthcare companies, in its acquisition of International Fiber Corporation (ICC). IFC is a supplier of cellulose‐based insoluble fibre products for glboal food and industrial applications. The company joins Arsenal Capital’s extensive portfolio of investments in the speciality […]


Fund rows without tears

AIFMD confusion makes mediation the most efficient solution to multi-jurisdictional funds disputes For several years the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) from the EU hung over European fund management, creating uncertainty and an environment where even the finest legal minds can find it hard to understand what the law is (or might be) in […]

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King & Spalding sets up Paris energy team with HSF hires

King & Spalding has made its sixth partner hire in Paris with the hire of Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) partner Mehdi Haroun, formerly head of the firm’s North Africa practice. Haroun joins the US firm along with four other lawyers including HSF partner Philippe Trosset who joins King & Spalding as a counsel. King & […]

Allen & Overy advises GSK on the sale of Lucozade and Ribena to Suntory

Allen & Overy has advised GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on the sale of its nutritional drinks brands Lucozade and Ribena to Suntory Beverage and Food Ltd (Suntory), the Japanese consumer goods company, for £1.35bn.  It is expected that the transaction will be completed by the end of the year, subject to regulatory approvals. Under the agreement, Suntory […]

DLA Piper appoints Aravind Swaminathan as Seattle ​litigation partner

Aravind Swaminathan has joined DLA Piper’s litigation practice as a partner in the Seattle office. Previously an assistant US attorney in the Western District of Washington, Swaminathan led the cybercrime outreach programme and worked extensively with the Federal Trade Commission and other stakeholders on data privacy issues. He also served in the Complex Crimes Unit […]

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