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COVID-19 twelve months on in the workplace

This podcast reflects on and discusses some of the measures currently being considered by employers to keep their workplaces safe twelve months on from the start of the pandemic.

Investing in women

The webinar brought together our various communities to discuss the progress combatting the disparities that exist between female and male entrepreneurs, making entrepreneurship more accessible to women, increasing funding access for women to start and grow businesses as well as addressing broader societal issues and unconscious bias that have created barriers for women generally.

Cayman Court provides clarity on costs

In a costs ruling delivered on 12 March 2021, the Honourable Justice Ramsay-Hale provided welcome clarity on the circumstances in which the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands will make a costs award on the indemnity basis. A successful party can expect to recover a higher proportion of its costs when an award is made on the indemnity basis (rather than the standard basis) since only costs that are unreasonably incurred or are of an unreasonable amount will be disallowed on taxation, and any doubts as to reasonableness are resolved in favour of the successful party.

Freeports – Planning FAQs

The designation of eight new Freeports within England made headlines in the Budget and now the winning bidders have to put into effect their successful proposals. What will this mean in practice for those areas affected and what are the likely issues that Freeport authorities will face?

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Trust raises £100m, advised by Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co

Wragges’ investment funds team has advised Gabelli Value Plus Trust on a fundraising worth £100m. Gabelli Value Plus is a new investment trust that will invest predominately in equity securities of US companies, deploying its investment manager’s proprietary Private Market Value with a Catalyst methodology. The assets are managed by Gabelli Funds, a New York-based investment […]

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Shearman plans Riyadh and Dubai launches in bid for Middle East growth

Shearman & Sterling is gearing up to significantly expand its presence in the Middle East, with plans for new outposts in Dubai and Riyadh. The firm, which has had an office in Abu Dhabi since 1975, has been considering investing further in the region for a number of years.  However, insider sources suggest that Shearman […]

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Debevoise executive Howard Rosenberg picks up CEO role at FRS Insight

Debevoise & Plimpton executive Howard Rosenberg has been appointed chief executive officer of legal professional services provider FRS Insight, owned by Fox Rodney Search. Rosenberg has joined the company from Debevoise, where he was a business development strategist for private equity for over a year. He previously worked as a chief strategy officer and executive […]

DLA Piper plants flag in Canada through merger with Davis

It may have taken a while but DLA Piper has finally found a foothold in Canada after agreeing to merge with local firm Davis. Here’s how we broke the news…four years ago. [Continues] Also on TheLawyer.com: Clifford Chance loses its third Germany-based corporate partner in a month as former local corporate head Arndt Stengel quits […]

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Brandon: Ethical implications and the rule of law

The law may traditionally be blind, but today’s firms should carefully consider their ethical stance when choosing which companies to act for. Much has been made of the role of global enterprise to impact and influence the progress of the world economy. When 1,100 people were killed in Bangladesh in a garment factory collapse in […]

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