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Simmons launches online compliance tool for investment companies

11-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Simmons & Simmons has launched a new online tool to help financial institutions remain compliant when doing business across the EU, in another sign of firms’ efforts to address client needs with new technologies.


Macfarlanes advises new client Visa Inc in £15bn deal with Visa Europe

2-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Linklaters, Macfarlanes, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz have won top roles on the €21.2bn (£15.1bn) acquisition of Visa Europe by Visa Inc to create a single global payments business. 


PwC and Cattles settle £1.6bn auditors' negligence claim

15-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and financial services group Cattles have settled their mammoth professional negligence dispute just days before arguments were set to be heard in the High Court.


Pemberton Asset Management hires Dechert's Mitchell as first GC

15-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Dechert partner Corinna Mitchell has joined Pemberton Asset Management as its first general counsel.

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GE Capital's Dimitrief replaces Denniston as GE legal head

14-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

General Electric (GE) has announced GE Capital general counsel Alex Dimitrief will replace Brackett Denniston as GE’s legal chief when the latter retires at the end of 2015.

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Co-operative Bank launches 11-firm inaugural panel

2-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Co-operative Bank has launched its first legal panel since its split from parent company the Co-Op Group in 2013, appointing 11 firms to the roster.

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Funding incentives for Italy's national broadband plan download subscription

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Up to €4.9bn available

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Regulator will not enforce quarterly financial report obligation, and other developments.

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An ’unregulated AIF with compartments’.

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