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The crucial importance of watertight contracts in post-Brexit transactions

One of the main keys to sound business dealings are watertight contracts that encompass every facet of the production and supply of your services or products, anticipate all potential risks, both internal and external, and incorporate safeguards to protect the business.

Bottlenecks in the marketing funnel

David Skok was on the board of HubSpot, the Marketing Automation company in its early days, so he knows a thing or two about how Sales Funnels work. In this presentation, he notes that when he asks people to describe their organisation’s funnel, they frequently fail to do so concisely.

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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Duchess of Sussex drafts in Blackstone silk as part of new-look counsel team

Blackstone Chambers‘ Ian Mill QC recently joined the new-look team of counsel representing the Duchess of Sussex in her legal battle against Associated Newspapers. Joining 5RB‘s Justin Rushbrooke and Jane Phillips, alongside 8 New Square‘s Jessie Bowhill, Ian Mill QC is the latest barrister to be instructed by Schillings, replacing 5RB’s David Sherborne on the […]

Roundtable: What you really need to know about data protection in H2 2020

The Lawyer, with Cooley partners Ann Bevitt and Patrick Van Eecke, gathered eight in-house lawyers for a roundtable addressing developments in data protection and the GDPR. The roundtable covered four main discussion points, exploring what in-house counsel need to know and address in H2 2020: (i) data transfers and how to navigate Schrems II; (ii) […]

Fladgate appoints BCLP’s COO to propel three-year strategy

Fladgate has taken on Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s (BCLP) global chief operating officer (COO), who will join the firm at the start of next year. David Rowe will join as COO in January 2021, where he will assist in implementing the firm’s three-year business strategy. Launched at the beginning of 2020, the three-year business plan aims […]

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Mayer Brown promotes City duo in 27-strong round

Mayer Brown has promoted two lawyers to partner in London in a round that saw 27 lawyers given the nod globally. Effective from 1 January 2021, the newly-minted City partners are restructuring lawyer Sheena Frazer and international arbitration lawyer Rachael O’Grady. Frazer began her legal training at DLA Piper in 2005. Spending a spell as […]

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