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European Commission proposes Magnitsky-style sanctions framework

By Stefan Tsakanakis, Simon Hirsbrunner & Guy Soussan On October 19 the European Commission and the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy put forward a Joint Proposal for a Council Regulation concerning implementation of sanctions against serious human rights violations and abuses worldwide. The Joint Proposal for a Council Regulation […]

Why it is essential to design inclusive virtual workplaces

By Catherine Bardwell, Valeria Cardillo Piccolino Diversity and inclusion in the virtual workplace In recent years diversity and inclusion has become a mainstream topic for HR and large organisations. But regardless of how much advocates of diversity and inclusion (D&I) connect with the values, their efforts to bring change are often met with scepticism. The […]

A new Acritas report shows how COVID-19 has changed the future of legal work

By Acritas Due to COVID-19, the ensuing lockdowns and economic crisis have given many people a chance to reflect on their lives. Further, the dramatic switch to remote working for many professionals, including lawyers, has given additional pause, and many lawyers are now showing desire to keep the most positive aspects of the new remote […]



Furnival Chambers dismisses two clerks over missing £20k

London set Furnival Chambers has dismissed two clerks after £20,000 disappeared from chambers. The two clerks were first suspended earlier this month following the discrepancy. The London set, which focuses on both criminal and civil cases, confirmed the dismissals today but refused to comment further. According to sources the pair allegedly wrote themselves cheques using […]

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Work Life Quiz: Steve Wardlaw, Baker Botts

What was your first job? Customer returns at Toys R Us. It wasn’t the bright orange stripey jackets, it was the abuse when we wouldn’t give refunds for toys that still had the Boots label on. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Apart from a 56-hour closing, being sent by a partner to […]

Global tax practice — inbound acquisitions at a glance

Following the first edition of our Inbound acquisitions at a glance brochure, we received a lot of feedback not only regarding the information provided, but also questions arising from current transactions on corporate level. We decided to compile an annual update on the latest tax developments related to inbound acquisitions and are therefore proud to […]


Moves: 27 May 2013

Move of the week Shearman & Sterling has hired a three-strong private equity team in London from Weil Gotshal & Manges including high-profile partner Mark Soundy (pictured). Soundy joins the US rival’s City office with corporate tax partner Sarah Priestley and private equity associate Simon Burrows, who will become a partner at Shearman. The move […]

Power 30 list names Conyers director Fawaz Elmalki as industry leader

Conyers Dill & Pearman’s Fawaz Elmalki has been recognised in the 2013 MENA Fund Manager Service Provider Power 30 list. The Power 30 list — described as the ‘who’s who’ of service providers in the region — recognises individuals who continue to shape the MENA funds industry. Fawaz, a director in Conyers’ Dubai office, was […]

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