The new style of working in Japan – ‘Work Style Reform’ and teleworking | City-Yuwa Partners

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In 2019, right before the coronavirus pandemic, the Japanese government introduced the so-called ‘Work Style Reform’ which aimed to (i) reduce the infamous long working hours of Japanese workers, (ii) introduce flexible and diverse work styles, and (iii) ensure that all workers receive equal treatment. This shift towards a new work style was accelerated by …

Significant matters – Summer 2022


Nokia collaborates to drive D&I among law firms Nokia and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) have launched a global law firm survey that will allow firms to assess and advance efforts that promote equity, inclusion and diversity.

Elisabeth Sullivan, Waterstones


While some discover an aptitude for law while at university, others have it in their veins. According to Elisabeth Sullivan, recently installed as general counsel of book retailer Waterstones, she very much falls into the latter category.

Wayne Spillett, Vodafone


Unlike some flightier in-house counsel, Vodafone’s head of legal for commercial operations, IP and corporate secretariat, Wayne Spillett, has stayed loyal to the company for close to 13 years. After a lengthy conversation, it is easy to see why.

In-house legal reimagined


The jewel in the crown of The Legal 500’s in-house focused events calendar, Enterprise GC, took place on 25 and 26 April at Syon House in West London. It saw elite UK general counsel and heads of legal come together to learn and engage with each other in a professional but light-hearted environment.

Walking the talk


Clare Francis, Pinsent Masons: We want to look at the change agenda and what that means for GCs, especially given the unprecedented events that have hit us over the last two or three years which have really disrupted business. Given that our clients are looking at things differently, having different priorities in the boardroom, and …