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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.


Field Fisher outsources European facilities in £18.5m deal

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has signed an £18.5m deal to outsource the facilities management of all seven of its European offices, including its London headquarters. Facilities management company Rollright Facilities has won the five-year contract and takes over FFW’s London-based facilities team of 20 people today, covering facilities functions including post room and print room […]

Noerr hit leaves Freshfields with no Düsseldorf real estate partners

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has lost both its Düsseldorf real estate partners to German outfit Noerr. Alexander Goepfert and Christoph Brenzinger will leave the team in July. Both will divide their time between Noerr’s Düsseldorf and Frankfurt offices. The departure leaves the magic circle firm with only four real estate associates in the key business and […]


Beachcroft favours insurance in six-strong promos round

Beachcroft has focused on its core domestic insurance practice in its latest round of partnership promotions, bringing six into the fold. The firm promoted two in its claims validation practice, which investigates claims on behalf of insurer clients, with one made up in Manchester and another in Birmingham. In Bristol the firm’s high-value injury claims […]

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Magic circle split as Clifford Chance follows Freshfields on associate pay

Clifford Chance has followed magic circle rival Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer by announcing small hikes in associate salaries. The firm has raised bands for associates with one, two and three years’ post-qualification experience (PQE) but has frozen pay levels for trainees and newly qualifieds (NQs). All juniors, including second-year trainees and NQs, will receive a pay […]

Cyprus: Willing and stable

Law firms in Cyprus are building on the country’s tradition of stability, although some feel the government has missed a chance to enhance the attraction of the jurisdiction. For years the Republic of Cyprus has been the gateway to Europe for thousands of Russian investors – and the gateway to Russia for many European investors. […]

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