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How pro bono is making me a better lawyer

There are many opportunities to get involved with pro bono and several reasons why it is a good idea to do so. Verity discusses the pro bono opportunities she has been involved in and how they have strengthened her ability as a trainee solicitor.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l August 2020

Welcome to the August edition of Schoenherr’s to the point: technology & digitalisation newsletter! We are excited to present a selection of legal developments in the area of technology & digitalisation in the wider CEE region.

GC roundtable: How to communicate with impact in a virtual world

As most of us are still working from home, we are communicating virtually for long periods every day, with diverse groups of people from different cultures, forums and time zones. We are continuing our usual work tasks and commitments, but now having to deliver meetings and presentations as well as communicate a host of difficult messages.


Ashurst turns to Mayer Brown for Frankfurt hire

Ashurst has appointed tax specialist Heiko Penndorf as a partner in its Frankfurt office. Previously a partner at Mayer Brown in Frankfurt, Penndorf advises on the tax aspects of various M&A, finance real estate and capital markets. He was a member of the team advising US financial investor Lone Star on various portfolio transactions. He […]

US and UK sign first bilateral FATCA intergovernmental agreement

The US and the UK announced on 14 September that they have signed a bilateral agreement to improve international tax compliance and implement the information reporting and withholding tax provisions of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The agreement should lessen the burden of FATCA compliance on UK financial institutions, while increasing the ability […]

High Court

Who pays?

A judge rules that an LLP member is not responsible for indemnity insurance premiums A High Court ruling over who can be held liable for firms’ indemnity insurance premiums in the assigned risks pool (ARP), the insurer of last resort, has upset what has been a smooth renewal period. It is the final year of […]

Daniel Bennett

40,000 fans and I know the truth

In the North Stand at Hillsborough, I was among those who saw the disaster unfold – but our story still remains unheard, says Daniel Bennett, barrister, Doughty Street Chambers On 15 April 1989 I was sitting in the North Stand at Hillsborough with a perfect view of the Leppings Lane end. Along with 40,000-odd other […]

Vinson & Elkins names new Beijing managing partner

Vinson & Elkins has elected Robert Patterson as Beijing managing partner, two years after his relocation from Moscow. Patterson is an energy transactional lawyer, with experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and the development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects. He joined Vinson & Elkins in 2000 and became a partner of the firm […]

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