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Sleeping at the office

Sleeping in the office Written by Katie Stanton, associate partnerEdited by Iain Gibson, associate partner 30 June 2020 Good morning, For now, I am consumed by my immediate and, more specifically, improving it. I pore over rich, shadowy Farrow & Ball greens for a new, imaginary flat; swiftly assemble my sixth Pinterest board dedicated to …

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Multiple coming out conundrum

The phantoms of the Soviet past Written by Javier Maquiera, senior associate Edited by David Gaffney, partner29 June 2020 Good morning, Fifty-one years ago, an uprising in response to a police raid at the Stonewall Inn on New York’s Christopher Street sparked a liberation movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGTBQ+) people. Its effects …

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Where’s Wally?

Where’s Wally? Written by Scarlett Regan, researcherEdited by Tom Gillingham, associate partner26 June 2020 Good morning, Air corridors with our sun-drenched European neighbours are expected to be formally announced on Monday, but these destinations still may not be the first choice for British sun-seekers. The first wave of ‘air-bridges’ is anticipated to include France, Italy, …

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The state of trade

The state of trade Written by Javier Maquieira, senior associateEdited by Adam Shaw, associate partner25 June 2020 Good morning, The state of global trade wasn’t looking very promising before the coronavirus pandemic, but as the health and economic crises ensue, trade relations are showing signs of further deterioration. As the institution tasked with maintaining a rules-based …

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Independence day?

Independence day? Written by Katie Stanton, associate partnerEdited by Kevin Pringle, partner23 June 2020 Good morning, The proposed date for the reopening of the hospitality sector and other venues in England – 4 July – also happens to be my birthday. The words that pour from Boris Johnson’s mouth this afternoon will be the difference between …

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“India and China are brothers”

“India and China are brothers” Written by Javier Maquieira, senior associateEdited by Laura Hamilton, managing partner19 June 2020 Good morning, In another example of how colonial boundaries continue to affect international affairs, this week we have witnessed a worrying escalation in tensions between China and India over the Himalayan border. Despite attempts to bring both countries …

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The big reveal

The big reveal Written by Katie Stanton associate partnerEdited by Sabina Kadic-Mackenzie, associate partner18 June 2020 Good morning, This crisis has been nothing if not revelatory. Like a flasher in a trench coat or a sculptor exhibiting some vast mass cloaked in silk; with one swift tug of the drape, the artiste’s spindly fingers expose a reality …

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The policymaker’s dilemma

The policymaker’s dilemma Written by Juan Palenzuela, associate Edited by David Gaffney, partner17 June 2020 Good morning, Those familiar with game theory have probably heard about the prisoner’s dilemma. In it, two convicts who cannot communicate with each other are interviewed by the authorities. If both of them cooperate and keep their mouths shut, they will receive …

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