Editor’s note

Editor’s note

For this year’s GC Powerlist edition, we focused our research efforts around the theme of ‘resilience and recovery’. We chose this to reflect the transitional nature of the response to the Covid-19 crisis that has endured since our 2020 edition; while there is still certainly a hangover from the lockdown and its attendant business disruptions, …

Lead sponsor message: Pinsent Masons

Lead sponsor message: Pinsent Masons

Resilience and Recovery The global pandemic has impacted our lives in so many ways. It’s sharpened our awareness of mental health and wellbeing, reminded us of the importance of connecting with people and re-engaged us with our communities. Businesses too have learned how to operate under the most challenging of circumstances, forced into drastically flexing …

Guest comment: ESG, the war for talent and the GC

Guest comment: ESG, the war for talent and the GC

Evangelos Apostolou of the EMEA and Asia-Pacific In-House Counsel group at Major, Lindsey & Africa discusses why demand for ESG-ready in-house talent will continue to grow. For many, the environmental, social and governance (ESG) movement, which is estimated to move past $50trn of assets globally by 2025, represents a generational opportunity to use the power of …

Guest post: Social mobility – does it still pay to be privileged in the law?

Guest post: Social mobility – does it still pay to be privileged in the law?

Research from the Bridge Group found that among ten leading City law firms 53% of partners attended independent schools and that those from lower socio-economic backgrounds took a year and a half longer on average to make partner. In addition, Covid-19 has revealed and compounded existing inequalities in wealth, race, gender, age, education and geographical …

Sponsored briefing: Interview with Doug Bryden (partner and head of risk and operational regulatory) and Heather Gagen (partner, dispute resolution)

Sponsored briefing: Interview with Doug Bryden (partner and head of risk and operational regulatory) and Heather Gagen (partner, dispute resolution)

What are your backgrounds in terms of advising and acting for clients on ESG-related risks? Doug Bryden (DB): I have advised clients in relation to a broad spectrum of risks for many years, from environmental to business ethics (including modern slavery and human rights) and on related governance and boardroom responses. The prevailing trend now …

Sponsored briefing: The effect of recent English Supreme Court judgments on GCC-based arbitration

Sponsored briefing: The effect of recent English Supreme Court judgments on GCC-based arbitration

Robert Sliwinski, of counsel at Alsuwaidi & Company, explains how common law principles are transforming international arbitration proceedings in the GCC region Over the past six months there have been two important judgments in the Supreme Court of England and Wales which are likely to influence GCC-based arbitrations where they are based on common law …

Sponsored briefing: Container securitisation thriving in Bermuda

Sponsored briefing: Container securitisation thriving in Bermuda

Over the last decade, leased container securitisation transactions have increasingly enabled container lessors to raise capital and leverage growth opportunities based on strong performance and outlook in the container leasing sector. Bermuda has played an integral role for market-leading lessors such as Textainer and Triton, and has a trusted reputation among lessors as the leading …

Sponsored briefing: Romanian criminal judicial bodies must comply with fiscal courts’ final judgments

Sponsored briefing: Romanian criminal judicial bodies must comply with fiscal courts’ final judgments

The Decision of the Romanian Constitutional Court no. 102/17.02.2021 is set to completely change the approach towards tax evasion cases, stating that criminal prosecution bodies must from now on give appropriate consideration to final decisions rendered by fiscal courts that establish the existence or non-existence of a prejudice brought to the consolidated State budget. In …

Sponsored firm focus: Focus on Matouk Bassiouny in association with SH-Avocats

Sponsored firm focus: Focus on Matouk Bassiouny in association with SH-Avocats

1 bis, Chemin des Glycines, Algiers, Algeria T: +(213) 21 239 723 | E: info@matoukbassiouny.com | W: www.matoukbassiouny.com Practice areas: Corporate and M&A, capital markets, dispute resolution, and finance and projects Firm profile Matouk Bassiouny is a leading, full-service MENA law firm with offices in Algiers, Algeria (Matouk Bassiouny in association with SH-Avocats), Cairo, Egypt …