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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.


Standard Chartered hands GC extra power in management shake-up

21-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Standard Chartered’s new chief executive Bill Winters has announced a “realignment” of the bank’s compliance and legal capabilities, handing group general counsel David Fein responsibility for corporate secretariat issues.

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Lloyds Bank hires Barclays corporate banking GC as part of Linklaters' Davies' new team

2-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lloyds Bank has hired ex-Barclays head of legal for corporate banking Joanna Carver as general counsel for commercial banking.


Lancashire cricket club instructs RPC in interest rate swaps claim against RBS and NatWest

30-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lancashire Country Cricket Club (LCCC) has instructed RPC to bring a legal challenge against NatWest and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in relation to an interest rate hedging product sold to the club in 2009.


Towry completes Ashcourt Rowan acquisition by hiring its GC

25-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Wealth manager Towry has appointed Ashcourt Rowan’s Rehana Hasan to the role of general counsel, after the company acquired rival Ashcourt last month.

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Eversheds to launch Asian contract lawyer practice

23-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Eversheds has announced it is launching Agile, its contract lawyer service, in Hong Kong and Singapore.

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