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EAEU Treaty on trademarks comes into effect

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Treaty on Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin of Goods came into effect on April 26, 2021. It serves as a foundation document for the formation of a regional system within EAEU territory.

Banking leaders discuss keeping pace with growth, digital transformation and driving operational efficiency

In a live webinar hosted by the Financial Times, Clare Hart, CEO of Williams Lea, joined two top operational leaders in the corporate and investment banking industry, David Sliney, Chief Operating Officer of investment bank, Stifel and Paul Poggi, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of specialist M&A advisor, Harris Williams, in a panel discussion on the intense pressure within corporate and investment banks to find better and more cost effective ways of running core support functions.

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Simmons set to move business services teams to Bristol

Simmons & Simmons is in the process of relocating its business services function to Bristol, The Lawyer understands. After previously moving the IT department from London to the Bristol office, the firm is now shifting the finance function in the same premises. It is understood that as part of the consultation, which is expected to […]

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BCLP and Gowling lead on sale of BT’s new HQ

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) and Gowling WLG have acted on the £429m acquisition of BT’s new headquarters by Union Investments. German investor Union Investments was advised by BCLP real estate partners Kieran Saunders and Damian Fleming. Saunders leads the firm’s funds and investment management group while Fleming is head of its Manchester office. Gowling […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

Seoul

Clifford Chance to close Seoul office

Clifford Chance is to close its Seoul office following a review, the first downsizing of the firm’s network since the onset of the pandemic. The firm has concluded that it will be able to serve Korean clients from its other Asia-Pacific outposts and through local alliances. The lawyers in the office are understood to be […]

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