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Focus on Northern Ireland

As with other parts of the UK, the last 18 months have seen a period of exceptional market activity in the living sector in Northern Ireland, despite the economic challenges of Covid. Much of that activity has in fact been driven by the societal challenges and behavioural shifts brought about by the pandemic.

Canadian ESG for investors and lenders

Gowling WLG and Export Development Canada hosted an engaging virtual panel discussion focused on Canadian ESG in investing and lending. The panel touches on ESG in the context of our current market, as well as key considerations and upcoming developments in Canadian ESG.

Is this the end of rugby as we know it?

In the summer, new guidance was introduced for professional and amateur footballers to reduce the number of headers allowed in training and in use during a game. This followed an investigation into the impact of this move on the long term brain health of football players and a potential link to brain damage was raised.

Supreme Court of Canada on contract interpretation: Lessons from Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision in Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey provides helpful clarification and direction respecting the interpretations of contracts. The case arises in the context of the interpretation of a release. However, it has significantly broader application and reaffirms the contextual approach to the interpretation of contracts previously articulated in the SCC’s 2014 decision in Sattva.

Predatory marriage conference

Earlier this month, The Institute for Policy and Engagement at the University of Nottingham ran an in-depth virtual conference discussing the need for action on the issues surrounding predatory marriage.

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Paul Hastings to exit Milan as final partners quit

Paul Hastings is set to close its doors in Milan for good, The Lawyer understands, as its office managing partner leaves for the Italian arm of a rival US firm. Bruno Cova, the corporate partner who is in charge of Paul Hastings office, is understood to be joining Studio Legale Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr […]

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Mishcon set for management overhaul as IPO talk persists

As Mishcon de Reya continues to ponder a much-anticipated IPO, the London-centric firm is gearing up for a revamp of its managerial functions next year. In a bid to broaden responsibility across the silver circle firm’s different practice areas, Mishcon is seeking to reduce its management structures, while also implementing the devolution of certain departments. […]

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