Tech & Innovation

Freshfields

Freshfields widens out search for new business chief recruits

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is looking to appoint its next chief financial and marketing officers in the US, The Lawyer has learned, marking a strategic shift following the recent exit of both its current heads. Sources told The Lawyer that the magic circle firm has engaged recruitment firm The Alexander Group to fill two current vacancies […]

Justine Sacarello

KPMG Law hires from Lloyds’ senior in-house ranks

KPMG Law has brought in a senior regulatory lawyer from the in-house team at Lloyds Banking Group, as part of a double hire to boost its legal ranks. The legal arm of the Big Four accountancy firm has taken on Justine Sacarello, who until now was head of legal change and risk management at Lloyds […]

Ashurst adds to executive team with Clifford Chance hire

Ashurst has brought in a senior business development head from Clifford Chance, who will take a seat on the firm’s executive board to drive further expansion. The firm has taken on London-based Laura Nicholls, who will become the firm’s global chief business development officer based in London. Reporting into managing partner Paul Jenkins, Nicholls will […]

Dentons

Dentons pulls plug on short-lived risk consultancy business

Dentons’ specialist risk advisory business, headed by an-ex Norton Rose Fulbright duo, was closed months after launch, recent LLP accounts have revealed. In August 2019, the firm had established a risk consulting business outside of the firm’s UK and Middle East LLP. Dentons Risk Consulting was spearheaded by managing directors John Davison and Christian Blackwell, who […]

Case studies

Innovating for growth: Designing a digital services strategy

Matheson’s head of digital services Tom Connor shares his insights into working as part of the senior management team to design, execute and lead the evolving digital transformation strategy at Ireland’s largest law firm.    The events of the past year have significantly altered the way in which many people and businesses think about how […]

Briefings

Digital nomads – Legal and tax framework

The number of digital nomads has been growing as a result of the pandemic and the limitations on the movement of people due to the lockdown measures that have been put into place. As a result, this seems like the right moment to look at the implications the arrival in Portugal of digital nomads will have in many areas of the law.

Business concentrations: a dangerous reform

The growth and dynamization of the economy needs predictability. And that ceases to exist. The planning of transactions not subject to EC scrutiny, when it involves certain assets, is now able to be Russian roulette.

Retail part II: Reinventing the high street and the leisure industry post-pandemic

As the face-to-face economy returns in the coming months, this webinar considers what needs to change for brands and businesses in these sectors as we move in to the next new normal and what the high street and leisure industries must do to reinvent themselves to compete with, amongst many things, digital-only operators.

What an Art 2 investigation does and does not require

Will an inquest always be required after a homicide trial when there have been alleged failures by state agents to protect life?  In this Judicial Review case Garnham J gives us the answer by summarising the scope of the requirements of an effective Art 2 investigation and, particularly helpfully, setting out what is not required to satisfy the state’s the investigative obligation. The Senior Coroner […]