Ellie Wood

Ellie Wood

Ellie, a qualified junior lawyer working with Vario, took her first tentative steps towards her legal career during her first year at university, actually studying a different subject to Law. It was during this first year of further education that Ellie secured a part...

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International Lockdown Experiences from Vario

International Lockdown Experiences from Vario

International Lockdown Experiences from Vario By Rhys Davies, Britta Spachtholz and Paul Garth Rhys Davies, Vario Senior Account Executive, based in Hong Kong/UK: I was living in Hong Kong on secondment at the outset of the pandemic and it will come as no surprise to...

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Colin Sloan

Colin Sloan

Colin has been working in the legal field for a considerable amount of time, building experience over the 25+ years since his humble beginnings as a paralegal at a small local law firm while a studying Law.  Since then, he has worked in various positions both as...

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Fast Forward – Looking  Back from the Future

Fast Forward – Looking  Back from the Future

Fast Forward – Looking  Back from the Future By Carsten Reimann   Christmas is coming, a new year beckons At this time of year many people are trying to figure out what will happen next year, or even longer term. Looking ahead is essential to any business, as how...

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Stanley Wang

Stanley Wang

Stanley had originally wanted to be a chef, until his Mother convinced him a career as a solicitor would be more pragmatic. It was whilst studying for his law degree, Stanley pursued a personal passion project in his spare time; he ran his own spearfishing charter...

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2020 vision – the polarised views of today

2020 vision – the polarised views of today

2020 vision - the polarised views of today By Kwan Cheung   Are you ‘with me’ or ‘against me’? It could be argued, perhaps now more than ever given current economic and social circumstances which have unfolded this year, we need greater unity between us. ...

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Energy Consent Project

Energy Consent Project

Situation The client wanted to develop a design and gain planning approval to construct an Energy Park. The proposed Energy Park generated low carbon renewable electricity for the equivalent of c. 140,000 homes. The client sought to develop its park comprising an...

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Private Company M&A Project

Private Company M&A Project

Situation The project was a £20 million share purchase by our client of a timer frame manufacturing company. The transaction was a straightforward private limited company M&A but the timescale for completion was challenging and there was a very tight budget....

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Health & Safety Investigation Project

Health & Safety Investigation Project

Situation Our client, a construction company was the principal contractor on the refurbishment of a historic building when it was destroyed by fire in 2018.  Consequently, the client was subject to investigation by several external agencies and the subject to the...

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Dealing with Disputes, Data and Dashboards

Dealing with Disputes, Data and Dashboards

Situation A major infrastructure client had a need to understand the nature of disputes and analyse data they had captured. Steps Taken We reviewed and cleaned the client's data and built an interactive dashboard allowing real-time analysis and trends to be...

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Providing Additional Support

Providing Additional Support

Situation A life sciences client had embarked on implementation of a market leading contract lifecycle management (CLM) solution. While the client had made considerable progress they needed some support with advanced configuration. Steps Taken We were able to work...

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Designing a Solution from Beginning to End

Designing a Solution from Beginning to End

Situation The client, a global manufacturing client was required to enforce standards for customer sales contracts while also managing business demand and tracking internal SLAs.  A new solution was required to address these challenges to their business. Steps Taken...

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So What Does the Future hold?

So What Does the Future hold?

So What Does The Future Hold? by  Kwan Cheung   Some countries are, at time of writing, now beginning to make the first tentative steps of the long journey to economic recovery from hitherto the most prolific global epidemic in living memory, with far-reaching...

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US Start-up required European market entry

US Start-up required European market entry

Situation An US based start-up requested legal advice for their entire European market entry. They desired one single point of contact in Germany to undertake and coordinate the work throughout Europe. The contact was required to be always up to date regarding project...

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Vario wins its first e-Award!

Vario wins its first e-Award!

Vario has won it's very first e-Award! With current global CoVid19 restrictions making all events and gatherings impossible, In-House Community, an organisation supporting In-House Legal and Compliance professionals across Asia, hosted their annual Counsels of the...

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Mark Brady

Mark Brady

Following graduation from the University of Edinburgh, Mark worked successfully and very happily as a private practice lawyer within a small selection of prestigious law firms. However, following a downturn within the oil and gas sector, Mark decided it was time to...

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Premier Oil Case Study

Premier Oil Case Study

Situation Premier Oil is an independent UK-headquartered oil & gas company with interests in the UK, Asia, Africa and Mexico. During what was to be a particularly busy period for the company, they required the continued support of the firm in addition to three...

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Centurion Case Study

Centurion Case Study

"This assignment is the perfect example of how Vario can work so well for both client and Vario." - Roger Connon, Head of Oil and Gas for Vario Legal   Situation The Centurion Group is an international leader in the supply of critical rental, infrastructure and...

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Are you a Professional or a “Process-ional”?

Are you a Professional or a “Process-ional”?

Are you a Professional or a “Process-ional”? By Kwan Cheung We all class ourselves as working ‘professionals’, particularly those qualified with the prestigious title of ‘lawyer’ or ‘legal consultant’, but just how professional are you in your role really?  ...

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Jacinta Bayard

Jacinta Bayard

Far removed from her current role as a lawyer, Jacinta actually grew up on a Merino sheep farm in Victoria Australia, but her family encouraged her to be whatever she wanted to be,  "With a passion for reading and challenging the status quo, law was a natural choice"...

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Major Infrastructure Service Provider Case Study

Major Infrastructure Service Provider Case Study

Situation Our client is a major infrastructure service provider operating across Australasia. A subsidiary to an international contractor, the business operates, maintains and manages key infrastructure and assets across both public and private spheres. With a...

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Leading Integrated Services Company Case Study

Leading Integrated Services Company Case Study

Situation Our client is a leading integrated services company with operations across ANZ. Their utilities arm had a senior lawyer resign leaving a gap in their team during what was a busy period, with particularly crucial issues at stake with broadband vendors. The...

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National Fitness Day 2019

National Fitness Day 2019

National Fitness Day 2019 By Kwan Cheung Fitting In Fitness Wednesday 25th September 2019 is National Fitness Day in the UK, a day dedicated to encouraging people of all ages and abilities to get up and be more physically active.   Working in a high-pressure job with...

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Mindfulness – A Valuable Tool for Freelance Lawyers

Mindfulness – A Valuable Tool for Freelance Lawyers

Mindfulness A Valuable Tool for Freelance Lawyers Mindfulness is increasingly recognised as a powerful technique for looking after our minds and bringing greater focus, calm and clarity. However, Mindfulness is more than a mere mind training technique – when practised...

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One Small Step into Space, One Giant Leap Online

One Small Step into Space, One Giant Leap Online

One Small Step into Space, One Giant Leap Online A recent survey by LEGO made the news asking 3,000 children in the US, China and the UK about their attitudes to space to mark 50 years since mankind successful mission to land on the moon.  Upon being asked ‘What do...

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Mitie Case Study

Mitie Case Study

Pinsent Masons have provided great support through my assignment, both from a legal perspective (they are also engaged to provide advice in relation to the project from time to time) and through general assignment support from the Vario team. Overall, my Vario...

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