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The 2020 oil price rollercoaster

Instability in the price of crude oil has a strong propensity to bring with it contractual and other disputes. In this article David Lewis QC and Oliver Caplin explore a few of the types of disputes that may arise, and recap some of the pertinent English law issues that might be relevant to their resolution.

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Reed Smith is boosting its London corporate practice with a partner hire from Ashurst, its first City lateral in several months. The US firm has taken on partner Ross Mackenzie, until now a longtime antitrust partner at the UK rival. The competition law specialist has been at Ashurst for 20 years. Since the early 2000s, […]

DACB makes up 14 in UK-focused promotions round

DAC Beachcroft has made up 14 associates to its partnership, with the highest number of promotions coming from its Bristol office. The firm has also made up partners in Birmingham, London, Leeds and Newcastle – with two added in each regional office. The firm has not made up any partners in its international offices – […]

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Over three-quarters of Gowling WLG move to reduced working hours

Over three-quarters of Gowling WLG’s workforce are to temporarily reduce their working hours until October, after the firm decided to set up new arrangements earlier month. The firm said 80 per cent of people are temporarily reducing hours, with subsequent cuts in pay of up to 20 per cent. This was part of the flexible […]

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Squires cuts salaries as firm responds to Covid-19 pandemic

Squire Patton Boggs has announced temporary salary reductions for associates and support staff, while profit distributions for partners will also be adjusted. The firm has said it is cutting associate salaries by 20 per cent, in accordance with local law requirements. However, its existing bonus programme will not be affected. Global support stuff will also […]

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