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We have appointed Alan Demirkaya as our new HR director to drive forward our transformation plans and ensure that we continue to attract the industry’s top talent. He will lead a team spanning the UK, Europe, Middle East, the Americas and Asia Pacific, reporting to global managing partner, Suzanne Liversidge.
We have promoted our largest ever number of lawyers to partner. With 22 new partners joining the partnership, it is more than double the number promoted last year (10) and takes our total worldwide partner count to 293.
We are shocked by the tragic situation in Ukraine. Our thoughts are with all those who are suffering, and we can only hope that a peaceful resolution is found swiftly. Until then, Kennedys is resolute in our commitment to do whatever we can to help this humanitarian crisis.
The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly demanded the entire world to take certain measures to adapt to the situation and Chile was no exception.
Our global liability and defence group brief, Navigating the global liability defence agenda, was created with our clients in mind. With our legal footprint spanning across 24 countries, our lawyers have first-hand knowledge of global issues impacting our clients. We wanted to provide a snapshot of interesting legal issues we are seeing and share some takeaways we expect will resonate cross jurisdictionally.
We are delighted to once again be attending MIPIM, the internationally-renowned property conference taking place from 15 - 18 March 2022 in Cannes, France. The global property showcase is returning this year for the first time since 2019.
The risks causing the biggest problems for insurers and their clients relate to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors such as pollution, corruption and disease, according to a report into the global political landscape.
We are pleased to have announced an upgrade of our Madrid office with a move to new premises in the heart of the central business district.
The appointments of Gavin Henderson and Daniela Fusi, both formerly Clyde & Co (Scotland) partners, takes the total number of fee earners to 23 across our offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, with more new fee earners expected to join in the coming months as we enjoy another record year.
Chile: 30 pesos or 30 years of reform? How politics is impacting on business in one of Latin America’s most developed economies
Chile is one of the most developed countries in Latin America. The country has also been seen as one of the region’s most stable economies attracting large inward investment. However, faced with the ongoing uncertainty in the local political landscape, all business entities in Chile will need to improve their reconnaissance on political risk and uncertainty in the near future.