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COVID-19 has put many businesses in a difficult financial situation

Although the Government recognised this by pushing the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 through Parliament to try and stem the inevitable wave of insolvencies, directors and owners cannot afford to take their eyes off the ball for a second.


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Foran Glennon gains SRA approval for London launch under ABS licence

US firm Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff has received approval from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to launch a London office operating under an ABS licence.   The plans to launch were first reported by The Lawyer last month (1 April 2015), after the firm registered a UK LLP – Foran Glennon (UK) – with […]


Quinn Emanuel launches in Shanghai with white collar Kirkland hire

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is set to launch an office in Shanghai through the hire of Kirkland & Ellis’ Asia government enforcement and investigations head Samuel Williamson. This will be Quinn Emanuel’s third office on the ground in Asia, joining its presence in Tokyo and Hong Kong.  Williamson, who is expected to head the office in […]


Exclusive: Olswang general counsel Callander departs following CEO appointment

Olswang general counsel Simon Callander is leaving the firm following a series of management changes, The Lawyer can reveal. Callander was Olswang’s general counsel for over three years, having joined in 2011 from an interim UK general counsel role at consumer credit reporting agency Equifax. A spokesperson for the firm said: “We can confirm that Simon Callander […]

Bjarne Tellmann

In-house interview: Bjarne Tellmann, Pearson

Bjarne Tellmann has rebooted publisher Pearson’s in-house legal team, redesigned the entire legal function and reduced the legal team’s budget, and he shows no sign of slowing down yet… When Bjarne Tellmann joined publishing giant Pearson from Coca-Cola in 2014, he found a legal department that was vulnerable to external risks because no single person […]


The end is nigh for lockstep as top firms think global

Global expansion sees leading firms consider different routes to remuneration. The magic circle is falling out of love with lockstep. After decades of protecting the remuneration system a growing number of top tier firms are preparing to break the rigid ladder in favour of more flexible approach.  The Lawyer revealed this week that Linklaters is again […]

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