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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.


A quick look at the new SFC guidelines on disclosure of inside information

Hong Kong’s new statutory price sensitive information/inside information disclosure regime (PSI Disclosure Regime) will take effect on 1 January 2013. As part of the new regime, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has gazetted its “Guidelines on Disclosure of Inside Information” (PSI Disclosure Guidelines) to assist the market to understand and comply with the new […]

Freshfields and Herbert Smith lead on latest foreign utilities takeover

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) have advised on the £164.5m takeover of Sutton & East Surrey Water (SESW) by Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation. The deal is the latest in a string of acquisitions of UK utilities groups by Asian buyers following the purchases of EDF’s UK power grids, Northumbrian Water Group and Wales […]

Christine Tacon appointed first Groceries Code adjudicator

Christine Tacon has been appointed to the newly created role of independent Groceries Code adjudicator — dubbed ‘supermarket ombudsman’. Ms Tacon has a strong commercial background having headed the Co-operative Group’s farming business for 11 years, turning the £60m turnover business from a £6m loss to a £6m profit. Tacon will be responsible for enforcing […]

The implications of the Supreme Court’s review in Gabelli v SEC

In our December 2012 article ‘The Past is Never Dead’ (published in the National Law Journal on 10 December 2012), we addressed the wide-ranging implications of the Supreme Court’s review in Gabelli v SEC, where the SEC seeks to expand the federal statute of limitations in civil penalty cases. Click on the link above to […]

Job Watch: Emerging Markets

The emerging markets are the bright spots in the global economy right now, but is legal recruitment as buoyant in these markets? “The Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) economies, and the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) regions are all busy, with many multinationals and law firms looking to these markets to set up […]

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