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Who should pay for fire safety building remediation costs?

In December 2020, we reported on the vote by the House of Lords on amendments to the Fire Safety Bill relating to the remediation costs associated with the replacement of the dangerous cladding panels and other fire safety defects. Both the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill are anticipated to come into effect early this year.

‘Diversity is a given, Inclusion is a choice’ – actionable ideas

In our 3rd blog in the series, ‘Diversity is given, Inclusion is a choice’, Annelieke Jense and Frouke Horstmann provide practical ways based on their experience working with clients on how organisations can create a true inclusive culture by installing processes that mitigate unconscious biases.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has made a voluntary payment of €10m, bringing to an end a long-running probe launched by the German authorities into “cum-ex” tax transactions. The firm had come under scrutiny from the Frankfurt authorities over cum-ex trading, a controversial practice that was prohibited in Germany in 2012. Investigators have since been probing deals carried […]

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Simpson Thacher launches in Brussels in post-Brexit move

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is to open a new office in Brussels, the latest US firm to set up a post-Brexit outpost in Continental Europe. Starting in the summer, the new base follows the hire of the co-leader of Allen & Overy’s antitrust practice, Antonio Bavasso, reported by The Lawyer late last year. Bill Dougherty, […]

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Squires to ditch recruiters with in-house headhunter

Squire Patton Boggs is edging away from the use of external recruiters, creating a new in-house role focused on securing talent. Steven Clarke has joined the firm’s London office as director of talent acquisition; a new global position created to spearhead its strategic recruitment strategy worldwide. He will be responsible for building a global team […]

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Dechert adds litigator to City leadership team

Dechert’s City leadership team has gained a new member, after the appointment of Dorothy Cory-Wright to the group. Cory-Wright joins existing managing committee members, Gus Black, Jason Butwick and Chris Field, who are partners in financial services, employment and corporate respectively. Her appointment adds a litigation flavour to the mix, having joined as Dechert’s London […]

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