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How pro bono is making me a better lawyer

There are many opportunities to get involved with pro bono and several reasons why it is a good idea to do so. Verity discusses the pro bono opportunities she has been involved in and how they have strengthened her ability as a trainee solicitor.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l August 2020

Welcome to the August edition of Schoenherr’s to the point: technology & digitalisation newsletter! We are excited to present a selection of legal developments in the area of technology & digitalisation in the wider CEE region.

GC roundtable: How to communicate with impact in a virtual world

As most of us are still working from home, we are communicating virtually for long periods every day, with diverse groups of people from different cultures, forums and time zones. We are continuing our usual work tasks and commitments, but now having to deliver meetings and presentations as well as communicate a host of difficult messages.


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Vinson & Elkins to close in Abu Dhabi

Vinson & Elkins has become the latest firm to close in Abu Dhabi, with all staff set to relocate to its Dubai office. All staff in Abu Dhabi, including partner Rob Patterson, will move to Dubai from the end of March, with the firm continuing to have offices in both Dubai and Riyadh. The decision […]

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Abu Dhabi exodus: Simmons is latest firm to close

Simmons & Simmons has become the latest law firm to close its Abu Dhabi office following a “detailed review” of its work in the region. The firm will continue to work for its clients from a “consolidated and enhanced offering in Dubai”, its largest office in the UAE, read a statement. The statement continued: “Ultimately, the […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills to close Abu Dhabi office

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is closing its office in Abu Dhabi, with its five remaining lawyers relocating to Dubai within the next month.  The move takes Dubai’s partner headcount up to eight, as Abu Dhabi’s managing partner Alexander Currie also joins the team. HSF has decided to close the Abu Dhabi base to consolidate the […]

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