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Need for a regulatory framework to be established as renewables take off.
Following a period of recent change for the worse in M&A (and PE exits) activity, due to political uncertainty and governance issues, can local strategy – combined with Africanising operations – and positive business sentiment improve the current state of affairs?
Transformation and operational excellence opportunities are significant across the legal sector, with much to be learnt from the successes and failures of others
Provincial governments (and non-governmental agencies) have been busy implementing various innovative waste management programs to divert waste away from landfills. In 2021, important changes were implemented across all product categories, including tires, batteries, electronic products, packaging and printed paper, beverage containers, and hazardous and special products. Key changes include: i) new programs in jurisdictions that formerly did not have programs, ii) expanded product lists for existing programs, iii) shifts from product stewardship models to extended producer responsibility (“EPR”) models, and iv) expanded regulatory enforcement mechanisms and activity.
‘The right to disconnect’ was a popular topic during 2021 and provides for an interesting discussion – should there be a legal right in the UK for employees to disconnect from their workplace?
Without doubt, the traditional employment relationship has changed. Whilst the coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact, the changing nature of the employment relationship has been taking place for several years. But what does this mean for employers?
How to compete in a changing landscape
The use of smart security devices and domestic CCTV systems is becoming increasingly common. If you use security cameras and similar devices in your home, data protection law may apply and it’s important to know your legal obligations.
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The question remains as to whether becoming publicly listed is a significant benefit for firms
More and more Independent firms are actively looking a merger or acquisition
Activity levels in the High Court returned to normal levels in 2021 and that’s a positive sign for litigators’ resilience
Innovation projects need long-term investment to avoid becoming vanity projects
US connections with Macfarlanes and other UK firms prove to be crucial in dealmaking
The arrival of a three-strong PE team from Vinson & Elkins comes at a moment of readjustment for Sidley’s London office.
The following is a table of mergers and acquisitions made by law firms over the years.
Phillip Morris’ assistant general counsel for trademarks, copyright and design will be standing down at the end of Feburary after working more than nine years at the company. Barry Gerber joined Phillip Morris in 2012 and is responsible for leading the team’s trademarks, copyright and design. He also oversees the clearance, registration and enforcement work […]
Dentons has lost a corporate partner duo to Eversheds Sutherland, including its former global chair of its insurance group. Martin Mankabady has made the move from Dentons to Eversheds along with fellow partner Adriana Cotter. Mankabady, who led Dentons’ insurance group, had been at the firm for over six years, having joined from Clyde & […]
Kirkland & Ellis is strengthening the secondaries element of its London investment funds practice with the hire of a partner from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Partner Aleksander Bakic has joined Kirkland after three years at Akin Gump. He was previously at O’Melveny & Myers and advises private equity fund sponsors across multiple alternative […]
Tesco Bank has promoted from within, ahead of the departure of its legal director and company secretary. Michael Mustard is set to leave his role in February this year, with Fiona Burden, the bank’s current head of legal, taking the helm. Mustard has spent more than seven years in the business after joining in 2014. […]
The first pass rates of the Solicitors Qualification Exam (SQE) have been revealed. The students who sat the first-ever SQE1 exam in November received their results yesterday, with just over half – 53 per cent – receiving the good news that they had passed. Some 1,090 candidates, including 27 solicitor apprentices, took the exam across […]
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