Linklaters lockstep under pressure as Latham poaches PE star

Linklaters could be forced to take another look at its global lockstep structure following Latham & Watkins poaching private equity star Rainer Traugott in Germany, sources have revealed.

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Ireland: Employer successfully defends mandatory retirement age policy

A mandatory retirement age (MRA) obliges an employee to retire at a particular age. An employer may provide for an MRA explicitly in the employee’s employment contract, or it may be implied into the employment relationship by policy or by custom and practice.

New transfer rules for combatting pension scams

New rules in relation to statutory transfers rules came into force on 30 November 2021 to protect members’ pension savings from being lost as the result of a transfer to a scam arrangement.

Another director goes to jail …

This case isn’t, sadly, that unusual. Failing to comply with enforcement notices served by the HSE (or any other regulatory authority) usually ends badly.


Schoenherr advises on sale of Praktiker’s Hungarian interests

Schoenherr has advised the insolvency administrator of the DIY chain Praktiker’s German entities (Baumarkt Praktiker International GmbH and Baumarkt Praktiker Grundstücksbeteiligungs GmbH) on the sale of Praktiker’s Hungarian subsidiaries. The operative company Praktiker Kft. was acquired by its current managing director, while the real estate holding entity was purchased by Hungary’s Wallis Group. The purchasers […]

The Hot 100 2016: Private client

Ros Bever, Irwin Mitchell 2015 was a standout year for Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester family law head Ros Bever. In June she led a team that took the divorce cases of Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil to the Supreme Court, arguing against decisions of the lower courts which meant the two women had received lower settlements […]

Wragges promises 30 per cent female partnership by 2026

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has promised to increase the number of women in its partnership from 20 per cent to 30 per cent by 2026, after figures reveal the firm lags behind its merger partner Gowlings. As well as setting the 10-year target Wragges also announced an interim target to increase female partner levels to […]

No 5’s Gareth Evans QC prosecutes Nechells killing case

A man who strangled his partner has been given an indefinite hospital order in which Gareth Evans QC prosecutes. Andrea Carr’s, 23, body was found in December 2014 at the Birmingham home she shared with her boyfriend, Ozekell Empire. Empire was originally arrested on suspicion of murder and consequently sectioned under the Mental Health Act. Following […]

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