In October 2013, Eversheds announced the launch of its Eversheds Africa Law Institute, and more recently, in December, a tie up which resulted in new offices in South Africa and Mauritius. Peter Van Niekerk, Managing Partner South Africa, discusses why businesses are looking at Africa as a land of opportunity.
Eversheds’ Multi-Faith Network group recently hosted an event asking whether there is a place for faith in the context of business. Attended by 40 city professionals and with speakers including Paul Diamond, Barrister specialising in the law of religious liberty; Fazl Syed, lawyer and member of the Institute of Islamic Banking & Insurance; and Andrew Copson, CEO of the British Humanist Association, the debate was a lively one. Amrik Kandola, Partner Sponsor for Race & Faith at Eversheds, discusses:
Eversheds has just opened its seventh office in the Middle East and second office in Iraq, in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region. Tawfiq Tabba’a, managing partner in Iraq, introduces the city.
Silva Palzer, partner in the Vienna office of global law firm Eversheds, discusses recent changes to Austrian employment law.
Ben Jones, principal associate in the tax team at global law firm Eversheds, looks at the changes to the UK's corporation tax code which are making it an ideal location for global businesses.
Unlocked Academy member Stephanie Knight reports back from a day in-house organised by Toby Hornett, Legal Director of Canon Europe, an Eversheds client. Eversheds Unlocked is a unique initiative that gives young people the support pursue a career in law. Unlocked Academy supports some of the highest performing students from Eversheds Unlocked whilst they study for a career in law.
Eversheds partner Denise Jagger is awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws by Leeds Metropolitan University.
NSPCC Chief Executive Peter Wanless talks about the ground-breaking ChildLine Schools Service and how Eversheds’ UK staff will be supporting this initiative – the first of its kind in the UK – over the next three years.
Eversheds chairman and chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee John Heaps discusses why businesses should view flexible working as an economic imperative rather than an employee benefit.
Alise Pika, Deputy Head of Representative Office in the UK for the Latvian Investment and Development Agency, discusses a recent event in Eversheds’ London office. Partner Maris Vainovskis presented at this Latvian Investment Event alongside
James Batham, Head of Innovation at Eversheds, talks about LawWithoutWalls, an innovative legal and commercial education project devised and led by the University of Miami School of Law.
Thea Beyleveld is one of 20 young actors and directors sponsored by Eversheds on this year’s inaugural Eversheds 20 programme. This groundbreaking partnership between Eversheds and the Old Vic Theatre is aimed at developing and ‘skilling up’ young theatrical talent. Thea talks about the group’s first workshop of the programme with Irish director Michael Twomey.
David Savage, Associate at Eversheds and Chair of Perspective, the firm's LGBT group, discusses sexual diversity in the workplace.
Eversheds is global law firm partner on LawWithoutWalls, an innovative legal and commercial education project led by the University of Miami School of Law. Student Jae Zhou discusses her experiences on the programme.
Head of London Real Estate Bruce Dear blogs from MIPIM.
International Women’s Day on 8th March marks the economic, political and social achievements of women across the world. First observed in 1909, it has gained support from governments, organisations and leading businesses throughout the world. Head of Diversity at Eversheds, Margot King discusses why gender diversity is important for businesses.
Partner Bruce Dear is the London Head of Real Estate. During his recent trip to Stockholm, Bruce compares the UK and Swedish real estate markets.
Gymnast Teal Grindle, aged 13, is one of the young athletes supported by Eversheds through SportsAid. She was recently picked to compete for Team GB in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2013 in Sydney. Here is an excerpt from her diary of the event.
Ian Gray, head of the Litigation and Dispute Management practice group, discusses the litigation landscape in the UK.
Partner Peter Jones is head of the Eversheds Inquiries and Investigations team. He has previously acted for the Bloody Sunday Inquiry and the Shipman Inquiry. In 2012 he was Solicitor to the Inquiry on the Mid Staffordshire Inquiry; the Report was published on 6th February.
Banking associate Michelle Wallis talks candidly about marshmallow towers, Virtual Thought Leadership and crunching Mega Data at the LawWithoutWalls kick off in Segovia, Spain.
In October 2012 I moved from the Eversheds London HQ to our Dubai office. Whilst I’m very much still finding my feet as we get settled into family and work life here, it is already proving a fascinating and rewarding experience, both professionally and personally.
I’m getting very nostalgic about a particular year. Nothing odd about that except that I’d normally associate nostalgia with a time long gone; some period back in the past evoking some sentimental longing of some sort. Not with 2012. The year’s only just ended and I can’t help missing it already.
But what a year...