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A word about sustainability

It is perhaps better to consider Sustainability in business as a continuum. What does this mean?

Business and HR professionals must avoid getting things wrong when they are right

By Nick McEwen The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis has brought with it the inevitable consequence of high levels of redundancies as organisation after organisation struggles to survive in the current economic climate. When a business finds itself in the unenviable position of having to make some of their employees redundant, HR professionals […]

Brexit: The final countdown to secure your workforce

By Tijen Ahmet In just 11 weeks, the UK is set to leave the EU, meaning now is the time for businesses to make any final preparations. On 31 December 2020, free movement will come to an end: a cause for concern for sectors such as construction, hospitality and leisure that rely on EU migrant […]

Why metadata matters in ediscovery

Metadata is data that summarizes other data. Every file saved on a computer includes some basic information about the file, enabling the computer’s operating system to be able to deal with it. The application in use (e.g., Microsoft Word) creates this behind-the-scenes information describing the information contained on a webpage, email, document, or electronic file. […]



Clifford Chance advises on China Mobile’s acquisition of Thai telecoms carrier

Clifford Chance has advised China Mobile on its $880m investment in Thai telecommunications company True Corporation, which turned to Linklaters for advice. Dual-listed in New York and Hong Kong, China Mobile is the world’s largest telecoms carrier by the number of subscribers. Through the $880m investment, it will acquire an 18 per cent equity stake […]

Firms to avoid own goal with northshoring

The World Cup hasn’t been the only talking point this week. In today’s issue, DLA Piper global co-chief executive Sir Nigel Knowles reminds us that the legal sector remains fragmented: there are simply too many firms offering services without any clear differentiation. But what’s a firm to do in this new more-for-less world? How can […]


Cooley closes in on UK launch as it circles Edwards Wildman’s City base

Facebook adviser Cooley is believed to be in talks with a number of Edwards Wildman’s London partners in preparation for a City launch.  It is understood that a group of Edwards Wildman partners are talking to Cooley about the launch of a London office, after the Silicon Valley firm hired a specialist consultant to find […]

Russia, South Korea

Russia and South Korea are fascinating not just because they’re slugging it out in a packed stadium. Both jurisdictions create plenty of work for lawyers, so get a handle on the latest market news by reading our stories below. Special report: Russia – Feeling the chill Russia: Returns on ice Taylor Wessing adds Korean firm […]

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Can the collaboration trend work in favour of the mid-size firm?

The Lawyer editor Catrin Griffiths speaks to leading figures from Clyde & Co, DWF, Macfarlanes, Mishcon, Pinsent Masons and Slater & Gordon about the growing appetite from in-house lawyers for collaborative working Sir Nigel Knowles’s opinion piece this week contrasted the consolidation in other industries with the relative fragmentation of the legal market. This won’t […]

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