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Unlocking Africa’s potential

Hogan Lovells agrees South African merger with former Eversheds ally Africa is a continent largely untapped by international firms, but one that promises exciting prospects for those that get on the ground first. Last week Hogan Lovells made its first move into the region through a merger with former Eversheds ally Routledge Modise. As significant […]

Dentons has a think

Earlier this month we asked if Dentons’ eyes were too big for its tummy, what with a McKenna Long & Aldridge merger on the cards. Is the firm fattening up too fast? Not especially, given that the 14 November date to vote on the tie-up has passed with no decision made. A spokesperson said the […]

RPC scraps NQ salary for merit-based system

Remuneration – always among the trickiest topics and one that tends to be contentious for any lawyer from their very first day in the office. Are trainee lawyers paid too much? Is £100,000 for a newly qualified (NQ) lawyer – a la Davis Polk – way over the odds? Since 2008 most firms have been […]

Charity trustees: it’s your decision

The new guidance explains in detail how charity trustees should approach making decisions affecting their charity. The Commission highlights that, while it does not expect trustees to follow the guidance step by step for minor decisions, it should be followed when trustees make significant or strategic decisions (i.e. ones that affect beneficiaries or assets). This guidance […]

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