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Growing up: how to achieve rapid growth without creating reputation risk

As businesses grow and change, so the expectations of their stakeholders and the type of risk they face change too. Here we will examine three of the different reputational threats issues faced by companies that are growing quickly and who will come under greater scrutiny as they succeed.

From lockdown to lockup

Williams Lea’s Phil Muller and legal billing expert Giulia Mijuca say that accurate billing and cash collection is one of the largest concerns facing law firms today – and the process behind them needs to change.

The journey of two senior lawyers – How leadership development changed everything

This is the first in a series of articles based on a panel discussion with Caroline Skinner, the General Counsel for G4S Europe Middle East, and Ingrid van Berkel, a former Eversheds Sutherland Partner and now a TPC Leadership executive coach and facilitator. Here they unpack how their experience of leadership development resulted in explosive personal growth.

One quantitative metric to rule them all

Although the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) opened its consultation on ‘fair value for money’ in defined contribution pensions in June 2020, its update got me thinking about the proposed obligation on firms to deliver ‘fair value’ under the Consumer Duty.


Olswang and SJ Berwin act on Universal’s £487m sale of Coldplay label

Shearman & Sterling, SJ Berwin and Debevoise & Plimpton are among a raft of firms to have won roles on a deal that sees Warner Music Group buy the British music label which signed the Beatles, Parlophone Label Group, from Universal Music Group for £487m. The all-cash transaction will see artists from Parlophone, which include […]


Moves: 4 February 2013

Move of the week Bird & Bird has hired corporate partner Jörg Paura as a partner in its international corporate group. He will join the Hamburg office on 1 April, from Hogan Lovells where he was a partner in the corporate M&A practice, also in Hamburg. His focus is in the steel, automotive and media […]


Curtis counsels investors, start-ups and established global corporations in sectors as diverse as software, hardware, electronic media, nanotechnology, clean technology, biotechnology, renewable energy and life sciences. The range of services provided by the group includes: Stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures Mergers Equity and debt offerings Private placements Venture capital financings and partnering agreements Joint […]

Construction and engineering

Shoosmiths’ construction and engineering team advises on all aspects of legal construction matters, from strategic advice on procurement and institutional and market expectations at project inception to contentious aspects of projects during and after the completion of a project. The team of two partners, four associates and four other legal advisers helps clients across the […]

Quinn Emanuel posts another record year on the back of contingent fees

Litigation firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has entered this year’s US financial reporting season with an 18 per cent increase in gross revenue, taking global turnover to a record $852.5m. The US firm’s founder and managing partner John Quinn told The Lawyer that the boost was the result of a particularly busy year in […]

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