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Who should pay for fire safety building remediation costs?

In December 2020, we reported on the vote by the House of Lords on amendments to the Fire Safety Bill relating to the remediation costs associated with the replacement of the dangerous cladding panels and other fire safety defects. Both the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill are anticipated to come into effect early this year.

‘Diversity is a given, Inclusion is a choice’ – actionable ideas

In our 3rd blog in the series, ‘Diversity is given, Inclusion is a choice’, Annelieke Jense and Frouke Horstmann provide practical ways based on their experience working with clients on how organisations can create a true inclusive culture by installing processes that mitigate unconscious biases.


Ashurst joins local firms on Aviva’s sale of Malaysian joint venture

Ashurst and a group of Malaysian firms have advised on the RM1.8bn (£373m) sale of Aviva’s Malaysian joint venture CIMB-Aviva to Sun Life Financial and Khazanah. Canada’s Sun Life and Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah have agreed to buy 98 per cent of CIMB Aviva Assurance Berhad and CIMB Aviva Takaful Berhad, which together make […]


Osborne Clarke makes up first batch of partners since European mergers

Osborne Clarke has announced five partner promotions for its international offices, with the majority coming from its recently merged Spanish and Italian offices. The firm has made up Barcelona associates Ignacio Calero (corporate), Silvia Steiner (commercial and competition) and Eva Otaegui (employment), as well as Cologne-based commercial associate Daniel Stein and Milan-based energy lawyer Piero […]


Moves: 21 January 2013

Move of the week Baker & McKenzie’s Tokyo office (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) has hired partner Kensaku Takase. He has joined the IP/IT/electric commerce group and will mainly be involved in cross-border IP matters. He was previously of counsel with Hogan Lovells’ IP group in Tokyo. UK London Wedlake Bell has added senior banking and finance […]


Carey Olsen links up with BVI firm in Caribbean push

Channel Islands-headquartered firm Carey Olsen has entered into an association with two-partner British Virgin Islands (BVI) outfit Hempel & Boyd in a bid to strengthen its Caribbean offering to clients. Carey Olsen joined several of its offshore competitors in the Cayman Islands last year (12 June 2012) and also offers BVI law through dual-qualified Guernsey […]


Akin Gump launches new Singapore office

Akin Gump has opened an office in Singapore, with two lawyers relocating from the US to lead the base. Investment funds partner Robert Griffin has relocated from Dallas to Singapore to lead the new office. Project finance counsel Susan Dean has joined Griffin in Singapore from the firm’s Washington DC office. The team in Singapore […]

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