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Capital markets update – November 2018

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish, Daniel O’Gorman The first edition of Capital Markets Update rounds up the month’s developments within the equity capital markets. Click below to read more

Proposed changes to how MEES affects residential landlords

By Peter Williams Residential landlords will be required to spend up to £3,500 of their own money improving the energy efficiency of their properties. The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) for properties that are to be let came into force on 1 April 2018. The regulations apply to both commercial and residential properties but this […]

Blog: New technology to drive solicitor’s productivity

We are finding that solicitors – and indeed others operating in the professional services sector – are facing a work-life balance crisis. In fact, according to our recent survey on workplace stress, 61% of the sector attributed lack of time as a key source of their work pressure. We believe technology can help solicitors use […]

Blog: Why are lawyers writing code?

Legal firms are embracing digital legal software – reimagining their business, streamlining processes, integrating real-time systems, providing mobile access and automating routine tasks. As part of this, increasing numbers of lawyers are choosing to find out more about what is going on behind the technology that is transforming the way they work.

Steps by Serbian Commission for Protection of Competition to encourage birth rate

By Srdjana Petronijević and Zoran Šoljaga The Serbian Commission for Protection of Competition (the “Commission“) is taking steps to encourage the birth rate in Serbia, one of the country’s primary political objectives. Its contribution to achieve that objective is current antitrust investigation on the baby care product market, which could ultimately lead to a price […]

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A quick end

Kerrie Lloyd-Dawson reports on insolvency reforms and the progress of the Enterprise Bill The Government will shortly be announcing its conclusions following consultation on its proposals for the reform of insolvency and bankruptcy practice. This was set out in the white paper entitled ‘Productivity and Enterprise – Insolvency: A Second Chance’, published in July 2001. […]

Shearmans in pro bono anti-Mugabe endeavour

A Shearman & Sterling team has added its voice to the mounting criticism concerning the manner in which the elections in Zimbabwe were conducted A team of associates has been working on a pro bono basis for the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Law Society of Zimbabwe. The team’s remit has been to assess […]

Medvei makes Mipim miracle

Tulkinghorn would be the first to agree that the legal profession displays many a saintly, nay godly, characteristic. And it would seem that Eversheds’ head of property Cornelius Medvei is no exception. After arriving at the Majestic hotel for the Mipim fund managers dinner, Medvei was seen quite literally walking on water. However, gasps of […]

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After years of demanding that we all accept that law is now a business rather than an old school tie profession, it seems that firms are finally cracking on to the fact that a business is nothing without its people.Perhaps they have been spurred into action by an unstable world economy, or maybe it is […]

McDermott appoints London tax partner

McDermott Will & Emery has added a new partner to its London tax practice Jonathan Ivinson joins the US firm at the end of April from telecoms company Carrier1, where he was vice-president of tax affairs. Head of tax Peter Nias said: “It’s terrific news. The firm originally started off as a tax practice. His […]

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