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How pro bono is making me a better lawyer

There are many opportunities to get involved with pro bono and several reasons why it is a good idea to do so. Verity discusses the pro bono opportunities she has been involved in and how they have strengthened her ability as a trainee solicitor.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l August 2020

Welcome to the August edition of Schoenherr’s to the point: technology & digitalisation newsletter! We are excited to present a selection of legal developments in the area of technology & digitalisation in the wider CEE region.

GC roundtable: How to communicate with impact in a virtual world

As most of us are still working from home, we are communicating virtually for long periods every day, with diverse groups of people from different cultures, forums and time zones. We are continuing our usual work tasks and commitments, but now having to deliver meetings and presentations as well as communicate a host of difficult messages.


Akin Gump makes first lateral hire of 2020 from Gibson Dunn

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is to lose one of its leverage finance partners to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Amy Kennedy has been at Gibson since 2015, and is one of three lawyers that the firm has promoted in the last eight years in the City (in 2017). Akin will be the fourth US […]

Litigation Tracker: the top ten most active firms in the English courts

Court battles involving the UK Government led to a surge of instructions for City law firms over 2019, according to The Lawyer’s latest Litigation Tracker figures. According to the data, the lawyers in the most cases over 2019 were from the UK Government’s in-house team rather than a private practice firm. The Government was involved […]


The mirage of a cross-European corporate team

Confusing Europe with London is never a good habit, but it’s one to which US firms still fall prey. A clear-eyed assessment is well overdue at four firms in particular: McDermott Will & Emery (MWE), Orrick, Squire Patton Boggs, and Cleary. We single out those firms because of an interesting data point buried in The […]

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