8 November 2021 5 min read

In this chapter of our ‘a day in the life of…’ series we catch up with one our newest recruits and Client Partner Alex on what a typical day in the office looks like.

09:00 I catch up on any emails that have I’ve received over night, review my calendar for the day and respond to any urgent queries. Once completed, I create a to-do list for the day, which is usually made up of different matters from employment law to export and trade issues.

09:30 I make a start on one of my matters for the day. A potential discrimination claim from a UK based client’s customer requires a careful analysis of the facts and specific research.

10:15 Receiving client calls is not uncommon. We are very client facing and our clients benefit from being allocated a dedicated client partner. At around 10:15am, one of our key clients calls me to discuss an urgent client contract that requires redrafting.

10:40 Following the client call, I turn to a different matter relating to a distribution agreement in the UAE. I liaise with our client, as well as their potential agent to make a start on the relevant document.

11:30 I join my director on a client call to discuss their plans to expand from the US into Europe. There are various areas of the business to consider, such as staff levels, insurance, banking, and lease requirements. Following the call, I prepare a report that will later be sent to local counsel for their input.

13:00 I break for lunch at around 1pm. I use this time to recharge by going for a walk in my local park.

14:00 After returning from lunch, I spend some time reviewing any emails and voicemails that have come through. I either answer any ad-hoc questions or add the matters to my to-do list.

14:30 I revisit a data protection matter from earlier in the week. After reviewing the data protection audit, I make a start on a set of documents that include a data processing agreement, standard contractual clauses, and client guidance notes. All of this will be used to help the client secure a new project.

16:30 Towards the end of the day, I receive an email from a UK based distribution company with an urgent matter. Their goods have been held by customs in Europe because of issues with the transport documentation. This requires immediate action. I discuss the matter with the client, the exporting agent, and local the local customs department.

18:00 The day ends at around 6pm with a round of emails to clients with updates on any open matters.

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Alex Hasbani

Alex works on a range of company and commercial matters, including corporate formations, structuring, governance and the negotiation and drafting of commercial contracts and other commercial documents.

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