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A word about sustainability

It is perhaps better to consider Sustainability in business as a continuum. What does this mean?

Business and HR professionals must avoid getting things wrong when they are right

By Nick McEwen The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis has brought with it the inevitable consequence of high levels of redundancies as organisation after organisation struggles to survive in the current economic climate. When a business finds itself in the unenviable position of having to make some of their employees redundant, HR professionals […]

Brexit: The final countdown to secure your workforce

By Tijen Ahmet In just 11 weeks, the UK is set to leave the EU, meaning now is the time for businesses to make any final preparations. On 31 December 2020, free movement will come to an end: a cause for concern for sectors such as construction, hospitality and leisure that rely on EU migrant […]

Why metadata matters in ediscovery

Metadata is data that summarizes other data. Every file saved on a computer includes some basic information about the file, enabling the computer’s operating system to be able to deal with it. The application in use (e.g., Microsoft Word) creates this behind-the-scenes information describing the information contained on a webpage, email, document, or electronic file. […]


Holman Fenwick to gain São Paulo base with BLG joiners

Holman Fenwick Willan has been gifted a foothold in South America following its acquisition of an eight-strong team of partners from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG). Holman Fenwick will gain an office in São Paulo – its first base in South America – when aviation partner Jeremy Shebson joins the firm from BLG on 17 […]

Robert Lewis

China Watch: A Foreign Lawyer’s View from the Inside

A couple weekends back I attended my firm’s semi-annual partners’ meeting in the outskirts of Beijing.  Robert Lewis is international managing partner at Zhong Lun Law Firm, Beijing A couple weekends back I attended my firm’s semi-annual partners’ meeting in the outskirts of Beijing.  This was my second partners’ meeting after joining Zhong Lun (ZL) […]

Mishcons gags Goo Goo for Gaga

Lady Gaga has a new single: Just Injunct. Okay, that’s not entirely accurate. But a cartoon representation of the singer has been considered accurate enough to secure an interim injunction banning it from launching its own parody song, ’Peppy-razzi’ (see story). Gaga’s poker-faced legal team at Mishcon de Reya, apparently all of whom were in […]

Linklaters sends Middleditch to HK to shore up Asia

Linklaters has turned to the strategy of deploying senior relationship partners to emerging markets, sending three seasoned corporate rainmakers to Asia. Global M&A co-head Matthew Middleditch, who manages the firm’s relationship with RBS, will transfer to the Hong Kong office from January. He will initially spend the bulk of his time in Asia, but after […]

Smells like team spirit

Part of the fascination of reading all the tributes to Steve Jobs last week was wondering how much of his leadership style could be translated into a context outside the consumer and creative industries. On balance, a bit more imagination about the end-user wouldn’t go amiss in the law, although I doubt a cult of […]

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