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What role does HR have in protecting staff in the physical workplace?

An increasing number of businesses are choosing to return to the physical office, whether that be once or twice a week, or full time. Either way, it is vital that employers ensure that the work environment meets the strict health and safety standards necessary in order to avoid outbreaks of COVID-19 amongst staff members. This […]

The end of normal? Law firm survey 2020

Our 2020 law firm survey, developed in association with The Lawyer, reveals many law firms were ill-prepared for the seismic shock from the coronavirus outbreak. The crisis has cast an uncomfortable light on firms with poor financial management or without the necessary technology infrastructure. The pandemic already appears to be widening the gap between law firms, with some now under real pressure.

Covid-19 Update – Coronavirus, domestic abuse and legal action

The difficulties with court listings and the inability to hold hearings in a normal fashion has now been underway for 6 months. The recent guidance set out in ‘The Road Ahead’ shows there is no likelihood of that changing in the near future. This means there has had to be a reconsideration of what delays are acceptable and what reasons are sufficient to delay final decisions being made for children.

The rule of six: Legal obligations on food and drink businesses in England

Whilst we have very quickly become familiar with the “rule of six”, regulations come in to force today placing a further legal obligation on businesses in England that serve food for consumption on the premises to ensure that, save for in limited exceptions, bookings of more than six people are not accepted.

Landlord’s remedies and COVID-19 – has the pendulum swung too far?

As another week draws to a close, in a time when every day seems to bring unexpected – and often unwelcome – news, the landlord community is reeling – albeit perhaps largely in a somewhat unsurprised and resigned fashion. This is due to the latest announcements from the government affecting the commercial landlord and tenant relationship.

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Hong Kong

Shearman’s sole HK corporate partner exits for Hogan Lovells

Shearman & Sterling’s Hong Kong office has seen another partner exit, as its only corporate lawyer Stephanie Tang jumped ship to Hogan Lovells. Tang has joined Hogan Lovells’ corporate practice as a partner in Hong Kong. She focuses on M&A, private equity and capital markets transactions and has experience in advising Chinese companies and private […]

Offices

Shearman jumps on infrastructure PE bandwagon with Bakers hires

Baker McKenzie infrastructure PE duo Tim Sheddick and Katie Hicks have joined Shearman & Sterling in London, the latest in a series of moves to US firms in this space. Sheddick has been with Bakers since 1999 and was made a partner in 2006. One of his key clients is Macquarie, which he advised in […]

New York

Shearman favours New York in eight-strong promotions round

Shearman & Sterling has promoted eight lawyers to partner in its latest promotions round, two of which are in London. The two associates promoted to partner in the firm’s London office are international arbitration lawyer Ximena Herrera-Bernal and project development lawyer Anthony Lepere. While Herrera-Bernal worked at Shearman’s Paris office before moving to London, Lepere was previously senior […]

medical

A&O and Shearman lead in Boston Scientific’s £3bn takeover of UK plc

A host of notable names in the City have been drafted in to advise on the latest bumper deal in the pharmaceutical market, as Boston Scientific has tendered a £3.3bn offer to take over UK drugs company BTG. White & Case, Allen & Overy, Shearman & Sterling, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer and Travers Smith […]

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