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Eversheds hosts thought provoking Technology, Media and Telecoms conference in London

Law firm Eversheds this month hosted its annual Technology, Media and Telecoms conference in front of a wide audience made up of personnel from some of the UK’s largest technology companies.

18 Jul 2014

Eversheds advises Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water on £1.5 billion capital investment programme

Law firm Eversheds has advised Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water on its procurement of alliance agreements with partners appointed to deliver its £1.5 billion capital investment programme for 2015 to 2020.

17 Jul 2014

Eversheds advises NHS Trust on significant IT procurement contract

Law firm Eversheds has advised South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPFT) on a detailed procurement and tendering exercise in order to find a provider for the future provision of its IT services.

17 Jul 2014

Eversheds advises Inflexion on PD&MS Energy buyout

Law firm Eversheds has advised Inflexion Private Equity on the secondary buyout of PD&MS Energy.

16 Jul 2014

Eversheds advises UK government on further major strategic rail franchise deal

Law firm Eversheds has advised Department for Transport (DfT) on the new Essex Thameside franchise which has been awarded to the current operator c2c (a subsidiary of National Express Group PLC).

16 Jul 2014

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Eversheds comment: Technology pivotal to continued UK retail growth

Commenting on the latest UK retail sales numbers from the Confederation of British Industry, James Batham, partner and head of retail at law firm Eversheds, says:

Eversheds comment: Women only shortlists not the answer to increasing boardroom representation

Commenting on today's pronouncements by the EHRC regarding women on boards, Audrey Williams, head of discrimination at law firm Eversheds, says:

Eversheds comment: UK manufacturing remains bright spot throughout western Europe

Commenting on today’s CBI Industrial Trends figures, Robin Johnson, head of diversified industrials at law firm Eversheds, says:

Eversheds comment: Saudi Arabian markets move will encourage activist shareholders

Commenting on the opening of the Saudi Arabian stock market, Muhammad Anum Saleem, Senior Associate at law firm Eversheds, says:

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Michelle T. Davies, Eversheds partner and Head of the firm’s Clean Energy & Sustainability Group, was recently named the Middle East Solar Industry Association’s Woman of the Year at the Middle East Solar Energy Awards 2013.

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A year of working flexibly - Five things I have learnt

Ian Gray, head of litigation and dispute management at global law firm Eversheds, discusses flexible working.

Africa: the new frontier

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.

Is there a place for faith in the context of business?

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:

Open for business in Erbil

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.

Employment rights in Austria: Temporary vs permanent workers

Silva Palzer, partner in the Vienna office of global law firm Eversheds, discusses recent changes to Austrian employment law.

The UK as a headquarters location – the tax-efficient choice

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.

Looking through the lens at Canon UK: an insight into the in-house legal team

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.

From lawyer to Doctor

Eversheds partner Denise Jagger is awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws by Leeds Metropolitan University.

Protecting a generation, one primary school at a time

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.

Flexible working – a business need or nice to have?

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.

Bridging East and West: Pan-European Investment Lunch with Latvian Entrepreneurs

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

LawWithoutWalls 2013

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.

Brush up your Shakespeare: The Eversheds 20 programme at the Old Vic kicks off in style

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.

Who needs Perspective?

David Savage, Associate at Eversheds and Chair of Perspective, the firm's LGBT group, discusses sexual diversity in the workplace.

Through the looking glass – blurring the boundaries

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.

MIPIM 2013

Head of London Real Estate Bruce Dear blogs from MIPIM.

Paving the way for women in business

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.

Sweden’s See-Through Market

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.

Reaching the top down under

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.

Litigation 2013: changes on the horizon

Ian Gray, head of the Litigation and Dispute Management practice group, discusses the litigation landscape in the UK.

Inside the Mid Staffordshire Inquiry

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.

Thinking outside the physical world

Banking associate Michelle Wallis talks candidly about marshmallow towers, Virtual Thought Leadership and crunching Mega Data at the LawWithoutWalls kick off in Segovia, Spain.

Broadening horizons in the Middle East: A secondee's view

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.

Success in 2012: Who’d have thought it?

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...

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