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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.



Bakers’ new London head puts lawyers ‘in clients’ shoes’ for first term

Baker & McKenzie’s London office will target emerging markets, global compliance and fixed-fee deals under a plan unveiled last week by new City managing partner Paul Rawlinson. The successor to high-profile former managing partner Gary Senior kicked off his first term as head of Bakers’ London office by unveiling his plans for an over-hauled method […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman advises Bacardi on €650m notes offering

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised Bermuda company Bacardi Ltd on the offering of €650m principal amount of its 2.75 per cent notes due 2023, which completed on 3 July 2013. The notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Bacardi-Martini BV, Bacardi Corp and Bacardi USA Inc. The Conyers team comprised Graham Collis and Jason […]

Discrimination at work — part three: protected characteristics and the perception-reality gap

Discrimination claims accounted for 15.3 per cent of all the employment claims brought in 2011–12, and a great many more were settled before reaching the tribunal door. From an employee’s perspective, discrimination claims are a relatively attractive proposition as there is no service requirement, and compensation is unlimited. Whether meritorious or not, defending these claims […]

Headline moves

The newspaper industry is a funny old business. As publications make the quantum leap from print to digital, so media lawyers are increasingly leaping into unknown territories. This week, one of those lawyers none other than Financial Times GC Tim Bratton. He announced that after 10 years with the publisher he was joining the BLP-backed […]

DAC Beachcroft boosts London office with partner duo

DAC Beachcroft has strengthened its corporate insurance and health real estate teams with two partner hires in London. Adrian Williams, EMEA general counsel at Zurich-based reinsurer Swiss Re, and Hempsons partner Nathan East both took up their new positions at DAC Beachcroft this week. Williams is a specialist in corporate insurance law and prudential regulation. […]

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