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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.


EU merger control: new notification procedures in effect

A number of reforms designed to simplify certain aspects of the EU merger control process came into effect from 1 January 2014. There are three main changes. First, the scope of the simplified review procedure under the EU Merger Regulation (EUMR) has been widened. Second, the amount of information required by the European Commission has […]

Public procurement: revised thresholds

By Jaime Jones  The European Commission has announced — Regulation 1336/2013 — that it will be changing the advertising thresholds under the public procurement rules with effect from 1 January 2014.  The new thresholds will apply, for the next two years, to the public sector procurement rules, the utilities procurement rules and the defence procurement rules. If you are a public sector […]


Squire Sanders picks up another DLA Piper partner for London office

Squire Sanders has picked up DLA Piper competition and regulatory lawyer Martin Rees in its latest raid of the firm’s London office. Rees specialises in cartel investigations and appeals. He joined DLA Piper in 1999 and was head of competition until 2002 (28 January 2002). Having advised on competition issues associated with a range of sectors […]

Loftus Road

Macfarlanes and LG score roles on QPR’s new stadium bid

Queens Park Rangers (QPR) has turned to Macfarlanes and Lawrence Graham (LG) to advise the football club on its plans to develop a new 40,000-seat stadium in Old Oak. The new stadium, which would replace its current 18,000-capacity Loftus Road ground, would be a central tenet of a wider regeneration of the Old Oak area […]

Law Society

The legal aid battle at Chancery Lane

Law Society bosses feel the heat as profession demands more action against cuts Solicitors normally treat their professional body with utter ambivalence. So when some 500 of them swarmed into the Law Society’s London headquarters in Chancery Lane at the end of last year, something must have been up. For the most part, they were […]

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