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Irish regulation in focus: Culture and individual accountability

Increasingly, there is a focus on culture and individual accountability in regulated firms. This has been heightened by various consumer protection issues which have been investigated including the tracker mortgage examination; high profile enforcement actions and the recent engagement with insurers on business interruption cover during COVID-19. Consistently, the Central Bank of Ireland (“Central Bank”) […]

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The founder of Allen & Overy’s flexible resourcing business Peerpoint is joining provider Elevate in a new role, months after leaving his post at the firm. Ben Williams will become vice president and general manager for the provider’s contract services business unit. He left Allen & Overy last December. Williams joins after a long stint […]

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Senior Revolut lawyer jumps to taxi app Bolt

Revolut senior counsel Alex Wong has moved to Bolt as its new head of legal, as the ride-hailing app looks to grow in London. Wong joined Revolut in September 2019 from Amazon, where he was corporate counsel. Having trained at Shoosmiths in 2006, he also spent time in-house at Wiltshire Council and Capita, where he […]

Goodwin hits back at Kirkland with further PE hire

Goodwin has hired another partner from Kirkland & Ellis one week after it hired a partner from the same firm. The US firm has taken on London PE partner Hugh O’ Sullivan, who practices in Kirkland’s debt finance team. He spent more than four years at Kirkland, and was previously an associate for four years […]

Shearman brings in Travers corporate head

Shearman & Sterling is expanding its London ranks with the hire of Travers Smith’s head of corporate and equity capital markets. The firm has brought in M&A partner Philip Cheveley from the UK firm, where he spent 17 years. Cheveley will maintain a leadership position as co-head of Shearman’s EMEA M&A practice alongside London partner […]

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