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Romanian draft law on 5G technology under strong criticism from both public authorities and private stakeholders

The Draft law on the adoption of certain measures concerning informatic and communications infrastructures of national interest and the conditions for deployment of 5G networks initiated by the former Ministry of Transportation, Infrastructure and Communications has undergone a new series of examinations from the relevant public authorities as part of the legislative procedure.

Insurance Bulletin Spring 2021

Although the full impact of Covid-19 on the re/insurance industry remains unclear, the need to retain capital to meet potential losses has contributed to a general hardening of the market after 15 years of soft market conditions characterised by excess capacity, low prices and more relaxed policy terms.

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Tribunal dismisses claims against Twenty Essex QC

Twenty Essex silk Stephen Atherton QC has been cleared of claims brought against him by the Bar Standards Board (BSB), including accusations that he misled the court during a 2011 case. Following Monday’s hearing, that contained submissions from counsel for both the BSB and Atherton, the Bar’s disciplinary tribunal has since ruled that Atherton did […]

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Clifford Chance selects property advisers for HQ search

Clifford Chance has appointed a real estate adviser to guide its search for new premises, as it mulls a return to the City over its current Canary Wharf digs. The magic circle firm is moving from its longtime relationship with adviser CBRE to Cushman & Wakefield, as it gears up for an exploratory search ahead […]

Shearman’s race to $1bn hampered as revenue falls

Shearman & Sterling saw profits per equity partner fall more than 20 per cent in the last financial year, wrapping an eventful last few months for its EMEA arm. Profits per equity partner decreased from $2.5m to $1.9m. Meanwhile, revenue per lawyer dipped to $1m. The firm’s global revenue took on a similar downward trend, dropping […]

Goodwin’s City revenue nears $100m after lateral hiring spree

Goodwin Procter’s London revenue soared by 34 per cent in the last financial year, as its headcount too increased by nearly a third. The US firm’s London outpost saw turnover rise from $74m to $99m. Meanwhile, global revenue at the US firm increased by 11.7 per cent to $1.49bn, while profits per equity partner rose […]

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