Dubai

Winston & Strawn confirms Dubai launch with Pillsbury project finance team hire

27-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Winston & Strawn has confirmed it plans to launch an office in Dubai in the coming months with the hire of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman finance partners James Simpson and Stephen Jurgenson.

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Challenger bank Hampshire Trust hires first director of legal from CAF

27-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Challenger bank Hampshire Trust Bank has hired Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) director of legal Ann Doan as its first director of legal and compliance.

Barclays

CC and SullCrom advise on Barclays record $2.3bn penalty fine over forex rigging

21-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance and Sullivan & Cromwell have taken lead roles on advising Barclays in relation to its $2.3bn (£1.4bn) foreign exchange manipulation penalty fine – the largest fine of the six global banks to settle with global financial regulators on Wednesday (20 May).

UBS

Gibson Dunn advises on UBS forex payout as banks and lawyers gear up for wave of settlements

20-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has advised UBS on its $545m (£351m) settlement to US authorities to close investigations into the Swiss bank relating to the alleged rigging of foreign-exchange rates and Libor manipulation.

Brazil

A&O claws back Latin America launch partner from Paul Hastings

18-May-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Allen & Overy (A&O) has persuaded banking and projects partner Bruno Soares to stay at the firm, two months after it was announced he was leaving for US outfit Paul Hastings.

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Nomura CEO to lawyers: get out of your comfort zone

14-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Outgoing Nomura International CEO Jeremy Bennett said in-house lawyers should aim at taking on more influential roles in an interview kicking off The Lawyer General Counsel Strategy Summit this morning (14 May).

Barclays

Barclays shake-up: three more senior exits from in-house legal team

12-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Barclays has lost another three senior lawyers following a tumultuous first quarter that has already seen a raft of top level exits from the bank’s legal team.

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Gateley plans first UK law firm IPO

11-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Birmingham law firm Gateley is set to become the first firm in the UK to float on the London stock exchange.

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Freshfields New York partner joins Royal Bank of Canada as GC

6-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer commercial litigation partner David Onorato as its new general counsel.

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HSBC – allegations of fraud, Switzerland

Switzerland – Shaken then spurred

20-Apr-2015

Tax evasion allegations and the uncapping of the Swiss franc have kept the country in the headlines recently, but it’s all good for lawyers.

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GCs in banking – The big bank load

16-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

The pressure on in-house lawyers in the financial services sector is growing as banks face up to new challenges such as greater regulatory scrutiny.

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The revelation by Tesco that it had overstated its trading profits by £250m wiped £2bn off its market value in one day.

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