IN THE NEWS
- Posted: Thursday, 30 October 2014 16:15
The Hong Kong office of Addleshaw Goddard has recently run its first IPO, advising the sponsor and underwriters of Nga Chun Holdings Company’s multi-million dollar listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Nga Chun is one of the five largest building services companies in Hong Kong, providing services to construction contractors in both the public and private sectors.
- Posted: Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:27
A new professional network called Women In Law London (WILL) has been launched to address the challenges faced by women in the industry and to support junior to mid-level female lawyers in furthering their careers and promotion prospects.
WILL identifies the stark disparity between the healthy numbers of women entering the profession compared with the consistently low percentage who go on to secure partnership, and will provide a forum for women to network, support one another and be part of an initiative which will seek to influence employers and push for real industry change.
- Posted: Friday, 24 October 2014 10:48
As you may well have noticed, two erstwhile Tory MPs recently decided to quit their membership of the House of Commons in order to contest the resultant by-elections as UKIP candidates. Amidst this very British slight-revolution, the eagle-eyed Lex 100 spotted the use of an obscure ancient law and decided to wipe away the dust and give it a good 21st century airing.
Under a law passed in 1624, Members of Parliament are forbidden from simply resigning. They do, of course, but they are not allowed to do it simply. The procedural trick that MPs must therefore partake in is to accept a paid office of the Crown.
- Posted: Wednesday, 22 October 2014 13:14
DWF is currently recruiting Brand Ambassadors to further the firm’s work on six universities campuses. The Ambassadors will be tasked with delivering the firm’s marketing campaigns and publicising graduate recruitment opportunities. DWF will providing training and direction to the Ambassadors to assist them in their roles, with the recruits also expected to demonstrate initiative and provide DWF with feedback on their work and its reach.
The role is designed to be flexible so that Ambassadors can fit it around their academic commitments. It pays £500 per academic year and successful candidates will have the opportunity to develop a network of contacts within DWF and an insight into the firm’s business.
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