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Who should pay for fire safety building remediation costs?

In December 2020, we reported on the vote by the House of Lords on amendments to the Fire Safety Bill relating to the remediation costs associated with the replacement of the dangerous cladding panels and other fire safety defects. Both the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill are anticipated to come into effect early this year.

‘Diversity is a given, Inclusion is a choice’ – actionable ideas

In our 3rd blog in the series, ‘Diversity is given, Inclusion is a choice’, Annelieke Jense and Frouke Horstmann provide practical ways based on their experience working with clients on how organisations can create a true inclusive culture by installing processes that mitigate unconscious biases.

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Former senior partner at Israel’s Herzog Fox & Neeman is running to become PM in country’s elections Israeli firm Herzog Fox & Neeman (HFN) already has considerable clout in the country’s corridors of power. Its co-founders include former Israeli president Chaim Herzog and former justice and finance minister Yaakov Neeman, while ex-senior partner Isaac Herzog, Chaim’s son, […]

Singapore’s Stamford Law merges with US outfit Morgan Lewis

Anyone who thought FLAs, JLVs or QFLPs were the only way for foreign firms to enter Singapore’s legal profession needs to think again. As proved by America’s Morgan Lewis & Bockius, which has just announced that it will merge with Singapore’s Stamford Law Corporation on 1 April (16 March 2015), there is another way. Although […]

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A&O US corporate finance head Wickenden quits firm after three years

Allen & Overy’s (A&O) US corporate finance head Jim Wickenden has quit the firm, to be replaced by London-based partner Kevin Muzilla. Wickenden left A&O a few weeks ago after three years as head of US corporate finance.  Wickenden joined the firm in 2012 as head of US securities from legacy Herbert Smith, where he […]

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