If you thought the phenomenon of fake news couldn’t get any worse, the arrival of the so-called ‘deepfake’ looks set to keep us all on our toes. So, what is a deepfake and how can we protect ourselves?
The media’s recent reporting of an alleged argument between Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds inside their home raises questions about the defence of public interest to breaches of privacy.
In light of the tragic news about Sarah Everard, cyber expert Constance Armand has put together some simple instructions on how to use the SOS Emergency feature on a phone.
The New York Times documentary, Framing Britney Spears, ostensibly tells the story of the singer’s treatment by the paparazzi and tabloid media leading up to 2007 and her apparent breakdown but it is about much more than Britney Spears.
In the summer of 2017, when we were free to fly around the world, I boarded a British Airways flight to Budapest. I picked up the in-flight magazine (please no, not another perfume offer) where to my surprise, a sleek and bold advert caught my eye. My curiosity was instantly captured: taking up the whole page was the caption ‘Sabotage the Saboteur’. As soon as I could, I looked this firm up. It was Schillings.
A guide to addressing modern slavery in your business and supply chains for Canadian directors and CEOs
The funds, built on oil and gas revenues, will need strong governance principles underpinning them if they are to succeed.
In the recent case of Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Ltd (BB) v Van Elle Ltd, the question before the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) was whether the sub-contract superseded any prior contractual relationship between the parties, or whether the sub-contract was subject to Van Elle’s standard terms and conditions.
Oversee the creation and implementation of a digital strategy.
There is no doubt that as a consequence of the pandemic, the way we work and live has changed. Our attitudes, our priorities – they have all shifted slightly. They say the days of people working in the office are over, commentators speak of people moving west to work remotely, of hotels being repurposed, of the retail experience fundamentally changing. So yes, the world has changed, but the hard truth is that the pandemic cannot change the world retrospectively. Meaning, if you agreed to something in 2018 you cannot necessarily get out of the agreement because in 2020, the rug was pulled out from under all of us.
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Baker McKenzie has returned its newly-qualified (NQ) salaries to normal rates, after a reduction during the pandemic last year. The firm crunched salaries by £2,500 (3 per cent) to £87,500 and dropped the sign-on bonus last June. The announcement came a week after Bakers had said it had no plans to reduce salaries for trainees […]
The past year has been one of disruption for businesses everywhere. Daily team catch-ups migrated to Zoom and progress meetings once rewarded with a pint are now paired with anxiety around job security. Responses to the pandemic, such as switching to remote working, have exposed the considerable inefficiencies of conventional working practices. Confronted with this […]
Asset manager Omers Infrastructure has appointed a new director for legal in its London base, almost a year after the exit of former head John Guccione to Latham & Watkins. The company has brought in Marly Ohlsonn, who was previously a senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills. Ohlsonn spent almost 12 years at Herbert Smith […]
Winston & Strawn’s Shanghai managing partner Brinton Scott has joined HFW’s Shanghai office, after the US firm closed its own Shanghai base. China veteran Brinton Scott has joined HFW’s Shanghai office as a partner in the Greater China transactional practice. He was previously the managing partner of Winston & Strawn’s Shanghai office, where he practised […]
DWF has taken on a five-lawyer team in a bid to boost its UK corporate and real estate practices, with the majority of the group hailing from DLA Piper. The firm has taken on Leeds-based DLA Piper senior corporate partners Wendy Harrison and Jonathan Procter. In addition, it has brought in DLA partner and Leeds […]
Linklaters is advising on the £420m sale of Topshop’s flagship Oxford Street store. Restructuring partner Richard Hodgson and managing associate Max Krasner have taken on the work for Interpath Advisory, KPMG’s former restructuring practice. In March, KPMG sold its UK restructuring practice to HIG Capital, renaming it Interpath. KPMG said that the decision to sell the […]
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