Pinsent Masons

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Stacy Keen, senior associate at Pinsent Masons, urges businesses and lawyers to take caution over Russia sanctions targets following a money laundering red alert. A “red alert” issued by the Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce (JMLIT) outlines the expectations of UK regulators

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Pinsent Masons has announced that Andrew Masraf will succeed Richard Foley as the firm’s senior partner on 1 October 2022. During his 28 years at the firm, Mr Masraf has held a number of leadership roles including global head of corporate and, more recently global head of the firm’s tran

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Revenue at Pinsent Masons increased by just under six per cent to £531.1m while profit per equity partner rose by just over 16 per cent to £739,000 from £636,000, the firm's latest financial results show. In addition to commercial results, the firm measures itself against other met

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Pinsent Masons has expanded into Luxembourg after having recruited a significant number of former Wildgen partners and their teams. Launched with an initial focus on the financial services sector, the firm’s seventh office in continental Europe provides significant benefit to Pinsent Masons&rs

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Pinsent Masons is one of the first law firms to have its global net-zero target verified by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), as it doubles down on efforts to reduce its impact on climate change. The firm’s objective is to reach net-zero by 2040 – five years ahead of the Scott

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Tom Stocker, partner and sanctions expert at Pinsent Masons, discusses the implications for businesses that comply with sanctions on Russian trade. Despite successive rounds of UK, EU and US sanctions ratcheting up the pressure on Putin’s government and a further round of sanctions being immin

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The Scottish government’s cladding remediation programme continues to generate law reform with the announcement yesterday that the Single Building Assessment (SBS) programme will be expanded. The pilot SBS scheme, designed to replace the EWS1 external wall assessment process in Scotland, came

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Businesses that breach UK consumer protection laws will be subject to fines of up to 10 per cent of their annual global turnover under proposed changes to UK legislation. The plans are part of a broader suit of legislative changes which will bolster the UK’s consumer law enforcement regime. Ou

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Pinsent Masons has significantly increased its rewards package for entry-level lawyers by boosting starting salaries by £16,000. Newly qualified (NQ) lawyers offered positions in the firm’s three Scottish offices will receive salaries of £61,000 – a 35.5 per cent increase on

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Pinsent Masons has promoted six Scotland-based lawyers to partner in a 23-strong promotion round, while three senior associates in Scotland have been promoted to legal director. Glasgow-based Geraldine Kelm, head of account management for Vario Flexible Services in UK and Asia Pacific, has bolstered

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Pinsent Masons has completed a move into new offices in the centre of Edinburgh’s financial district. More than 200 lawyers and business operations colleagues will have access to the 25,000 sq ft premises in Capital Square in Morrison Street where Pinsent Masons continues to adopt an agile app

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As businesses return from festive slumber, it’s an opportune time to consider how they can meet expectations on diversity and inclusion (D&I) matters in 2022. Some clients have expressed frustration at the lack of progress in terms of reaching their D&I objectives despite the substanti

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Mathematician and architect of the Tesco Clubcard, Clive Humby, is said to have coined the phrase “Data is the new oil” back in 2006, and this sentiment was echoed in a later Economist report titled: “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data”. Launc

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