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Employee ownership: getting the best from your trustees

When a business chooses to transition to employee ownership (EO), a trust must be established for the benefit of the employees of the company. The trust becomes the legal owner of the company shares, and the trustees are appointed to the board of that trust. Their role is to protect the interests of the employees as shareholders.

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Travel search engine Skyscanner has hired the former chief legal officer at Deliveroo as its new general counsel and company secretary. Rob Miller had previously spent just over a year at Deliveroo and was replaced by the food delivery company’s own head of corporate and compliance Chantelle Zemba in April. He will manage Skyscanner’s global […]

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Sky appoints former Olswang partner as new UK GC

Sky has named a new general counsel for UK and Ireland, promoting its former director of legal in content and commercial Claire Canning to the role. Canning started her career at Clifford Chance as a trainee, moving to Olswang after a year in the media team. There, she worked her way up to partner in […]

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Sky reveals change in legal leadership after Comcast mega-deal

Sky has named its new group general counsel, with legal chief James Conyers bowing down from the role after 25 years in the company. Vicky Sandry, who featured in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2018 will replace Conyers in the coming months and will be responsible for all legal and regulatory affairs across the group, which includes all […]

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HSF recruits in-house veteran from Deutsche Bank

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has brought in a former Deutsche Bank general counsel as a senior adviser in its Perth office. Joseph Longo is joining the firm’s financial services regulatory practice in Australia, with responsibility for clients across the country, as well as more broadly Asia and the UK. He will tap into his longtime […]

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