Despite the pandemic, many big deals were still completed last year, and there is an expectation that 2021 will be even busier as life returns to normal.
The Portuguese patent litigation system has some particularities that make it a rather unique system.
Should my company have a contingency plan? What measures should the plan include? Can I/should I isolate my employees, conduct health checks or questionnaires on their private life?
There is currently an ongoing daily curfew between 7 pm and 6 am of the following day, and those that break curfew have to pay a 5,000 CFA franc-fine. Yet, vehicles for the transportation of personnel working in the oil & gas sector are not covered by curfew rules while working as authorized by the proper authorities.
Are courts still working? To the best of our knowledge, no specific measure has been adopted to generally suspend the work of courts. Therefore, our best interpretation is that courts should work as usual.
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a set of emotional and social skills that influence how we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain relationships, manage changes and challenges, and use the information provided by emotions to make good decisions.
Ireland’s Department of Trade, Enterprise and Employment (“Department”) recently published a strategy paper outlining its vision for remote working entitled “Making Remote Work – National Remote Work Strategy” (“Remote Working Strategy”). The Remote Working Strategy confirms the Government’s intention to legislate for employees to have a right to request remote working. While recognising the many […]
“How is your joint property held” is a question Shakespeare Martineau ask every client undertaking estate planning or making a will.
The European Commission published its Communication on An Open, Sustainable and Assertive Trade Policy on 18 February 2021 (the Communication). This follows a consultation on the EU’s Trade Policy Review which closed in November 2020.
In this interview, excerpts of which originally appeared in Asian Legal Business, Ogier partner and head of ESG Funds in Hong Kong Kate Hodson discusses how offshore law firms have stepped up to meet this changing business landscape, the ramping up of regulations, and the growing momentum around ESG.
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Calls for reform of the CMA will be music to the ears of claimant litigators.
If Latham’s growth rate continues unabated, its future home could end up offering proportionately less space per staff member.
DMH Stallard has reached critical mass size – but it now has more work to do to secure its future.
Fans of celebrity showdowns will be denied their thrills this year following the Duchess of Sussex’s successful application for summary judgment against Associated Newspapers, but the Daily Mail’s favourite law firm still has a full pipeline for 2021. Over the last few years RPC partner Keith Mathieson has also fastened his grip on defence work […]
UK law firms are starting to pay back employees’ salaries as the economy recovers.
Prep courses for the new SQE are now being unveiled, and solicitor hopefuls will have to puzzle their way through the wide array of options.
Review platform Trustpilot is planning to list on the London Stock Exchange, as the IPO market starts to pick up in the City. Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is advising the company on aspects of English and US law. The firm’s team is being led by partners Chris Haynes and US-qualified Steve Thierbach. Morgan Stanley and […]
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s City office has made its second lateral hire in a month, recruiting this time from Boies Schiller Flexner. The firm has recruited Dominic Roughton from its US disputes rival to boost its London ranks. Roughton departs after four years at Boies Schiller. He was hired by the firm’s London outpost […]
K&L Gates has brought in an energy disputes partner from Squire Patton Boggs (SPB). Ben Holland arrives at K&L Gates as the first hire it has made in London in nearly a year. Holland joined SPB in 2014 as its first lateral hire in London after the Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs union. He had […]
Allen & Overy has launched an office in Los Angeles, following in the footsteps of magic circle rival Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer which opened in the region last year. The magic circle firm has hired 19 lawyers from Akin Gump’s project finance and renewables practices across Los Angeles, New York and Washington DC, co-led by partners […]
DLA Piper’s head of IP and technology in the Netherlands, Joris Willems, has left the firm for Dutch independent NautaDutilh with a team of three lawyers. In the latest team move in Amsterdam, IT law specialist Willems has become a partner of Amsterdam-headquartered NautaDutilh and will lead its technology group. His move comes following a […]
Shearman & Sterling’s head of EMEA capital markets is leaving the firm for Milbank, three years after former colleague Apostolos Gkoutzinis made the same move. Partner David Dixter is joining the US firm’s London office, after a decade at Shearman. Prior to that he was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in both […]