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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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Kirkland and Freshfields team up on £3.4bn Lonza carve-out

Private equity buyers Bain Capital and Cinven called on Kirkland & Ellis and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for counsel as they bought a division of Swiss life sciences business Lonza. Kirkland took the lead on M&A aspects of the transaction, with a team led by partners Adrian Maguire, Rory Mullarkey, Jacob Traff and Dan Clarke. Freshfields meanwhile […]

Hot 100 career quiz: Pinsent Masons’ Fred Banning

Name: Fred Banning Firm: Pinsent Masons Role: Head of corporate communications Read his Hot 100 profile What’s your most vivid memory from being a grad trainee? Well, not as a trainee but as a junior PR account executive at Kysen PR, I remember being dispatched to Wells Street to collect some back copies of The […]

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A&O associate duo reunited with Cahill team

Two Allen & Overy (A&O) associates have joined the London office of Cahill Gordon & Reindel, rejoining a team of partners that left the magic circle firm for the US rival last year. The associates in question are A&O’s Prudence Criddle and Warren Newton, who are joining as partners. The two serve banking and institutional […]

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