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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.


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‘Your barrister boyfriend’ founders plan female equivalent

The women behind the Tumblr Your Barrister Boyfriend, which rates barristers according to their appearance, will launch a female equivalent in the next four weeks. The identity of the two women who launched the site has been kept under wraps. The pair, an art historian and writer and a journalist, both Americans living in London, […]

Bringing an administration to an end: considerations for administrators

By Andrew Foyle A recent opinion by Lord Hodge in the Court of Session has clarified an administrator’s powers and duties in cases where they wish to bring an administration to an end. In particular, it clarifies where they have achieved a different objective from that approved by the creditors. It is a Scottish case, […]

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Freshfields and Gibson Dunn scoop lead roles as Vivendi sells Maroc Telecom stake

The Paris offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Gibson Dunn have picked up the lead roles on Etisalat’s proposed €4.2bn acquisition of Vivendi’s stake in Maroc Telecom. Middle Eastern telecoms giant Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat), a Freshfields client, is in talks to acquire the 53 per cent stake in Maroc Telecom currently held by Vivendi, advised […]

Don’t bet against the ABS

Parabis went from zero to being a £100m turnover firm in less than a decade. There’s no sign that its growth and ambition are stopping. This year Duke Street took a stake in the volume insurance player, and Parabis has just applied for an ABS licence to go into partnership with Direct Line. It seems […]

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