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EAEU Treaty on trademarks comes into effect

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Treaty on Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin of Goods came into effect on April 26, 2021. It serves as a foundation document for the formation of a regional system within EAEU territory.

Banking leaders discuss keeping pace with growth, digital transformation and driving operational efficiency

In a live webinar hosted by the Financial Times, Clare Hart, CEO of Williams Lea, joined two top operational leaders in the corporate and investment banking industry, David Sliney, Chief Operating Officer of investment bank, Stifel and Paul Poggi, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of specialist M&A advisor, Harris Williams, in a panel discussion on the intense pressure within corporate and investment banks to find better and more cost effective ways of running core support functions.

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Shieldpay rejigs legal team after GC exit

Shieldpay has restructured its legal team following the departure of general counsel and chief compliance officer Willem Wellinghoff. Wellinghoff, who was one of the founding members of fintech Shieldpay, has moved across to PMA Media Group as global chief compliance officer and UK money laundering reporting officer (MLRO). At PMA Media Group, a Utah-headquartered business, […]

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Old Vic appoints new GC from theatre rival

The Old Vic theatre has appointed a new general counsel after the departure of its former GC at the beginning of the year. Caroline Barber has been appointed as the arts institution’s GC. She joins from theatre business Cameron Mackintosh Limited, the company of the musical producer of the same name, where she was legal […]

Webinar: Is ESG the opportunity GCs have been waiting for?

This free to watch webinar was part of the virtual General Counsel Strategy Summit that took place on 11th – 13th May 2021. If you’d like to watch the recording of this presentation, please complete the form below. With ESG assets now reaching more than $30tn globally and expected to grow significantly, it is safe to say ESG will play a major role in defining the future. The rise of focus on ESG is so prevalent that it is bound to become a key performance driver going forward and businesses need to factor it ineffectively. While Legal isn’t automatically involved in these discussions, GCs will not have a more powerful opportunity than this to be at the front and centre of things while promoting a worthwhile agenda.

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In court this week: ENRC, Sky and Kazakhstan Kagazy

Up first we have a Commercial Court dispute that features in The Lawyer’s Top Cases of 2021: Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited v Serious Fraud Office, Dechert and Neil Gerrard. The mammoth dispute kicks off on Monday and is set to last 10 weeks. The bitter battle dates back to 2011, when the Serious Fraud […]

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