There is a cultural shift to allow effective decision-making at entity level to be embedded in the values of medium-sized and large organisations
Much is written on the challenges facing general counsel, but the reality is that every organisation is different and likewise every in-house team is too. Only by understanding the wider business context can external support be truly effective
Disruptive forces are converging on the legal industry but firms that embrace change will reap the benefits. Here is how to stay on the right side of the ‘S-curve’ By Philip Goodstone I attended a talk recently about how markets change over time. The speaker explained how periods of change can be presented visually as […]
Contents A transatlantic future The US influence on the European market The rise of the non-bank lenders The patchwork of Europe The political impact Case Study: Financing Bain’s Acquisition of Kantar from WPP Team structure Conclusion: what next? Key takeaways The convergence of documentary terms, investors and commercial approaches across the European and US loan […]
The European Commission has issued a recent update on the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (MLD5). We examine what the MLD5 entails and outline the next steps to be taken.
In this webinar, Karen Killalea discusses the key considerations for employers as they look to re-open, and re-invent their workplaces for the new normal.
Watch Claire Burrows (Regulatory) and Charlotte Smith (Employment) present a webinar on ‘The Future World of Work: Life After Lockdown’.
The compensation order regime Compensation orders aim to make directors financially accountable for the consequences of their unfit conduct. They were introduced in October 2015 by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 which amended the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA). Under the new regime, the Insolvency Service can apply to court (on […]
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Dentons has lost its Madrid managing partner, together with two other partners, to local firm Pérez-Llorca. Jesús Varela was the firm’s managing partner for a little over a year, joining Dentons in 2011. A real estate finance partner, he was also the head of its Spanish real estate practice. Varela had been a partner with […]
Greenberg Traurig has hired the former country president of pharma giant AstraZeneca to help reintroduce employees into its Warsaw office, as lockdown restrictions in Continental Europe start to ease. The local outpost of the US firm has engaged Jarek Oleszczuk, who used to be country president of AstraZeneca for three years, growing the headcount of […]
The Post Office has appointed a new group legal director. Sarah Gray joins the Post Office as legal director, taking over from Sherrill Taggart who had held the role on an interim basis for a year. Gray, who has spent 14 years in-house, was previously head of legal, corporate advisory & head of whistleblowing at […]
A group of barristers across the country and a number of City firms have signed up to assist individuals arrested at Black Lives Matter protests, which emerged this week following the death of George Floyd. In the midst of a pandemic, the US has found itself at the epicentre of a race row after a […]
The general counsel of GE Power has left the company after almost two decades in the in-house legal team of its European division.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is anticipating a long-term switch to virtual meetings, with the firm’s new CEO expecting online sessions to form a large part of the firm’s ‘new normal’. Justin D’Agostino, who replaced Mark Rigotti in May, has told The Lawyer that he expects all the firm’s leadership teams to continue with virtual working […]