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FCA test case ruling – welcome news for businesses

The High Court has handed down the long-awaited judgment in the coronavirus business interruption insurance test case brought by the FCA. Whilst the judgment may be appealed by the insurers, it is a very positive outcome for most businesses.

Can SECR fill the void where ESOS failed?

Whilst Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) could be seen at first glance as a watered down ESOS without the site audits, it has the ability to deliver a wide range of energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures for organisations for years to come in a way that ESOS alone will never achieve.

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Schoenherr recognised as leading law firm in South East Europe by Chambers

Schoenherr has been named as as the South East Europe Law Firm of the Year 2015 by legal publisher Chambers and Partners. Schoenherr lawyers Monica Cojocaru, Miloš Laković and Marko Prušnik accepted the award on behalf of the firm at the Chambers Europe Awards event held this past Friday evening at Amsterdam’s Hotel Okura. Headline deals and […]

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Axiom UK doubles number of legal professionals in Belfast with £9m expansion

Axiom UK will double the number of people it employs in Belfast over the next five years following a £9m investment in the business. The 97 new jobs will include lawyers, project managers and technologists, with an average salary of £40,000. Invest Northern Ireland is supporting the investment with a grant of £727,500. The investment […]

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Independent firms can still be global

When the alliance between Herbert Smith, Gleiss Lutz and Stibbe fell apart three years ago, it was the start of a new era for all three firms and their partners. While Herbert Smith went global, Gleiss opted for a non-exclusive European alliance and Stibbe has remained stubbornly independent. Meanwhile, the former director-general of the alliance, […]

Baker & McKenzie affiliate advises on IPO of Saudi hardware retail giant SACO

Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker & McKenzie has advised Saudi Company for Hardware (SACO) on its initial public offering (IPO). Approved by the Saudi Capital Market Authority on 31 March 2015, the IPO involved the sale of 7.2 million shares representing 30 per cent of SACO’s share capital. Operating across 12 cities in Saudi Arabia, […]

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