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Gretchen Bellamy and Ingrid Busson, In-house Counsel

Gretchen Bellamy, Ingrid Busson

Gretchen Bellamy, a senior diversity and inclusion strategist for a global retailer and formerly in-house counsel for the same, and Ingrid Busson, in-house counsel with a global financial services firm headquartered in New York City, ask: “Without training where will all the new lawyers go?”

Joseph Forte, DLA Piper


Joseph Forte, a partner at DLA Piper in New York, explores the growing trend towards firms realigning themselves across industry sectors as they look to offer clients a service that sets them apart from the competition. 

Clemens Heusch, Nokia


Clemens Heusch, head of European litigation at Nokia, says: “2016 will herald a new round of smartphone patent disputes.” Heusch explains the impact the recent CJEU decision in Huawei v ZTE will have on the patent market in the coming year. 

Mark Beardsworth and Tom Epps, Brown Rudnick


Mark Beardsworth and Tom Epps are partners in Brown Rudnick’s white-collar defence and government investigations group in London. They predict another “very busy year for international white collar practices”. 

Juan García Montúfar, Anglo American


Juan García Montúfar, head of legal, Peru, at Anglo American, foresees “reduced earnings for outside counsel” yet an “increase in M&A work” due to asset divestment, as global mining companies set about redesigning their structures in 2016 to face the current economic challenges impacting the industry. 

Dominic Clarke, Blaney McMurtry


Dominic Clarke is a senior partner in the insurance group of Toronto-based law firm Blaney McMurtry. He discusses the impact of consolidation in the insurance industry in Canada and the key challenges for those remaining in the market. 

Competition lawyer Jacques Derenne appointed head of EU competition at Sheppard Mullin

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton has welcomed Jacques Derenne, a globally recognised competition expert, to its newly launched EU competition and regulatory practice in Brussels.

Former business crime head joins Osborne Clarke in London

Jeremy Summers

Osborne Clarke has welcomed investigations lawyer Jeremy Summers to its London office. He joins from Slater and Gordon where he served for 14 years – most recently as head of the business crime and regulation team.

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