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Workplace mentorship and why it builds great organisations

Starting an entirely new job usually requires you to learn from more experienced co-workers. Even if you’ve had training beforehand, there’s often a world of difference between preparing to do a job in theory, and actually carrying it out in practice.

WM Video: Keeping Trade Moving Revisited

Last October our in-house lawyer training day sought to address the question of how can we keep trade moving? We looked at issues such as: the speed of change, Brexit, collaboration and the changing customer.

COVID-19: Where now for Employment Tribunals?

Recent reforms to the Employment Tribunal system and a move towards virtual hearings are intended to boost hearing capacity and access to justice. We consider the developments to the pre-existing approach and what this means for employers. Justice in slow motion?

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Kirkland and Travers land roles on BC Partners’ software deal

Kirkland & Ellis has represented BC Partners on its investment into UK software company Advanced, in the firm’s latest advisory role for the private equity house. The US firm fielded a team that included partners David Higgins, Rory Mullarkey and Tom Bartram. Last September, Higgins advised BC Partners on its agreement to acquire majority ownership […]

Latham and Freshfields advise on new Farfetch deal

Latham & Watkins, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and independent Italian firm Gatti Pavesi Bianchi have advised Farfetch on the acquisition of the Italian luxury brand platform New Guards Group. Latham’s team stemmed from its Milan, New York and London offices. The deal was led from Milan by corporate partner Stefano Sciolla, while Marcello Bragliani advised on […]

White & Case fields transatlantic corporate team on 3M defence deal

White & Case has secured the mandate for a UK-listed company in its acquisition of 3M’s defence business that supplies equipment to the US military. Avon Rubber, a respiratory protection systems company that supplies military, law enforcement and firefighting teams, has bought the ballistic protection business of 3M, another US company conglomerate, for just over […]

Taylor Wessing seals first tech deal under Wilson Sonsini partnership

Taylor Wessing has advised UK digital startup Babylon Health on a $500m investment round, marking the first time the firm has closed a deal with US firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati under their new relationship agreement. The funding means that the health tech start-up is now valued at $2bn. The round involved existing shareholders […]

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