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Charles Martin: Was the IBA worth it?

This month around 4,500 lawyers descended from all over the planet on Sydney for the 2017 International Bar Association (IBA) conference. Macfarlanes’ Charles Martin weighs in on the value behind the trip. This was not much of a positive contribution to global warming. It is only right (not least for other partners in the firms […]

Black History Month: “To make it to the top you need to be resilient and fearless”

For me Black History Month is chance for everyone to reflect on the achievements black people have made to this country. It is also a chance to look at what more needs to be done to improve the life chances of black people in this country. Growing up in a south London council flat in […]

Ogier Adeem deal wins restructuring award

A large international restructuring deal that Ogier worked on has been named Restructuring Deal of the Year in the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Middle East Awards. The deal involved a bespoke restructuring of the conventional and Sharia-compliant financing arrangements provided to certain subsidiaries of Adeem Investment and Wealth Management, a leading investment and Islamic […]

The three Irish firms championing gender diversity

From a data-collection perspective, Ireland remains Europe’s least transparent jurisdiction, with only Mason Hayes & Curran providing financial data and all-equity McCann FitzGerald equity-partner numbers for The Lawyer’s latest European 100 report. The Lawyer has continued to gather data on gender diversity in European partnerships. The good news is the proportion of women continues to […]

The 60 second interview: Innovation is an overused buzzword

Exigent associate director for legal solutions Matthew Hoy talks about what’s stopping in-house legal teams from exploring new technologies ahead of his round table session at The Lawyer’s In-house Counsel as Business Partner conference next month. What does it mean to be innovative when it comes to legal services? The term “innovation” has become an […]

New arrival at Ogier Guernsey trusts team

Advocate Polly Lister has joined Ogier’s fast-growing Guernsey Private Client and Trusts team as Counsel. Polly is a Guernsey-qualified advocate who has previously worked at another offshore firm and more recently in an in-house role for an international private wealth and banking group. The post New arrival at Ogier Guernsey trusts team appeared first on […]

Gowling WLG’s Vicky Fowler appointed chair of CPA

Vicky Fowler, a planning and regeneration partner at international law firm Gowling WLG, has been announced as the new chair of the Compulsory Purchase Association (CPA). A not-for-profit member organisation that promotes best practice in delivering land for infrastructure, housing and regeneration, Fowler has been a committee member of the CPA since 2015, became vice-chair […]

Dishonesty in PI claims seminar

16 November 2017 Evening Seminar: Fraud and Fundamental Dishonesty in Personal Injury Claims (London) At: No5 Barristers’ Chambers, Greenwood House, 4-7 Salisbury Court, London EC4Y 8AA The post Dishonesty in PI claims seminar appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal News and Jobs | Advancing the business of law.

Bär & Karrer advises on Humabs BioMed sale

The owners of Humabs BioMed, a Swiss biotechnology firm located in Bellinzona and focused on discovering and developing fully human monoclonal antibodies to treat serious infections with a unique proprietary discovery technology, sold their interests to Vir Biotechnology. Vir Biotechnology is founded by ARCH Venture Partners and seeded by ARCH, the Bill & Melinda Gates […]

Black History Month: “Don’t let having to be a BAME trailblazer faze you”

In the latest in The Lawyer’s series for Black History Month, Esi Eshun, deputy head of legal at UK Export Finance, talks about her career so far. What’s your background? Did you always want to be a lawyer and how did you first enter the profession? I have a true science background and early on […]