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The principles of leadership for in-house legal teams

A panel comprised of General Counsels from a mix of FTSE 100 blue chip corporations to high growth companies, offering a great blend of cultures and leadership styles discuss the characteristics of a good leader and share their refreshingly honest personal stories of leadership.

Employment Law Focus: Unconscious bias

Unconscious bias is a growing legal issue for employers. It’s widely regarded as a barrier to equality, diversity and inclusion, and employment tribunals are looking more closely at motivation and bias in discrimination and harassment cases.

Termination for insolvency: how can suppliers protect their position?

Suppliers can no longer rely on contractual terms entitling them to terminate a contract on the grounds of a corporate customer’s insolvency (ipso facto clauses) in most cases. This prohibition was introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act which came into force on 26 June 2020 (the Act). This briefing looks at the changes suppliers may need to make to their contracts, as well as to their credit and enforcement strategies, in light of this prohibition.



Freshfields on call for Deloitte in breach of duty claim

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is on call for Deloitte’s north-west European arm as the accounting firm faces a claim that it did not take the appropriate measures when a forensic services director was asked to retire. The claimant, David Joseph, was given a notice of retirement by Deloitte in July 2019 and thereafter, he exercised his […]

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DWF swallows Australian firm in Asia-Pacific expansion bid

DWF has absorbed an Australian law firm to expand its Asia-Pacific presence, yet another acquisition in a global expansion effort that has seen openings to bolster its international network. The publicly-listed firm has opened its doors to a 16-strong team that includes eight lawyers from McDonald Johnson Lawyers, a legal outfit based in Newcastle, a city […]

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Data dive: The London IPO market this year and next in five charts

If you’re an equity capital markets lawyer, then it’s not your year. Sure, you’re prepping away for a post-Brexit world (whenever that may be), but right now the fruits of your labours are largely going unnoticed. Things will change. 2019 is shaping up to be a slow year in terms of new listings on the […]

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