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Satellite’s gone, way off to Tonga

Satellite’s gone, way off to Tonga Written by Charlie Clegg, senior associate Edited by Tom Gillingham, partner19 January 2022 Good morning, In a hyper-connected world, Tonga is disconnected. On Saturday, Hunga Tonga erupted, causing a tsunami and major damage to the Pacific kingdom. Almost everything we know about the disaster has been gathered from space. The lone subsea cable connecting …

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Who runs the boards?

Who runs the boards? Written by Javier Maquieira, senior associate Edited by David Gaffney, partner17 January 2022 Good morning, In the last decade, the conversation around boardroom diversity has become increasingly earnest as more companies have begun to realise the benefits attached to it. For businesses big and small, improving gender diversity at all levels has been linked …

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Bosnia on the brink

Bosnia on the brink Written by Charlie Clegg, senior associate Edited by Adam Shaw, assoicate partner13 January 2022 Good morning, News “The most sinister, horrifying cosplay of the lead up to the war in the 1990s and the genocide”. That was Jasmin Mujanović’s assessment of Sunday’s illegal armed parade by Republika Srpska forces in Banja Luka. …

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And then what?

And then what? Written by Javier Maquieira, senior associate Edited by David Gaffney, partner12 January 2022 Good morning, Concerns over the Omicron variant have been giving way to an issue that threatens to rock British politics to its core. Some economists have forecast a perfect storm brought by rocketing bills and tax rises in what’s already been dubbed a …

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Almaty Russia

Almaty Russia Written by Maria Julia Pieraccioni, associateEdited by Tom Gillingham, associate partner 10 January 2022  Good morning, These days, Russia is booked and busy. The country has spent much of last year mobilising an army near the border with Ukraine, amassing a force which some estimate totals 100,000 troops. On 17 December, president Putin demanded …

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Lessons in obsolescence

Lessons in obsolescence Written by Katie Armour, senior associateEdited by David Gaffney, partner 5 January 2022  Good morning, Cast your mind back to 2010, when Blackberry was at the height of its appeal. Tap tap tapping away on that qwerty keyboard. Exchanging BBM pins. Swapping batteries with a friend to charge your phone. (Here’s a full list …

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