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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.


Paul Gilbert

The “what”, the “so what” and the “now what”

One of my colleagues uses a line regularly when we are assessing how to turn a nice warm, fluffy idea into something that has some colder edges and a little more recognisable reality about it… Paul Gilbert is chief executive of LBS Wise Counsel He will say: “We know what the ‘what’ is…But does it […]

Hugh Verrier

Case for the defence

Firm chair Hugh Verrier and London chief Oliver Brettle have shored up White & Case’s storm-tossed City office, but can they now make headway globally? Eighteen months ago White & Case was in turmoil. Its London office in particular was displaying all the hallmarks of a firm on the brink. Over the course of a […]

Michael Madden

Ashurst litigation partner joins Winston as City disputes chief

Ashurst partner Michael Madden has joined US firm Winston & Strawn as head of its commercial litigation practice in London. Madden is one of three litigation partners to leave the City firm this week, with Wilson Thorburn joining JPMorgan and Arundel McDougall retiring (12 October 2011). Until his departure from Ashurst, Madden was head of […]

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 […]

David Stewart

”New ICC rules light the path for international business”

The ICC has new rules which will come into effect on 1 January 2012.  This would be a different sort of news if it involved a game of 11 a side, and a large field (and that confusion has been known before!).  David Stewart is managing partner of Olswang It is, of course, the International […]

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