Banking and finance


Addleshaws recruits second finance partner from McDermott

A partner from McDermott Will & Emery’s finance practice has left the firm after 18 months for Addleshaw Goddard. Rachel Kelly, who specialises in structured finance and debt capital markets, moves to Addleshaws with fellow lawyer Kerry Pettigrew, who joins Addleshaws as a legal director. Kelly was one of the first partners to depart the […]

Reed Smith finance partner to exit for US rival

McDermott Will & Emery has hired a finance partner from Reed Smith, the latest in a string of senior laterals to join over the past few months. The US firm has taken on longtime Reed Smith London partner Ranajoy Basu. The finance lawyer has spent over seven years in the City outfit of the US […]

Akin Gump makes first lateral hire of 2020 from Gibson Dunn

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is to lose one of its leverage finance partners to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Amy Kennedy has been at Gibson since 2015, and is one of three lawyers that the firm has promoted in the last eight years in the City (in 2017). Akin will be the fourth US […]

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City firms on OakNorth’s rejigged adviser list

UK challenger bank OakNorth has set out its list of preferred advisers, including Jones Day, Reed Smith and Stephenson Harwood. The effort has identified ten firms that will regularly assist the startup with its growth trajectory and expansion projects. They include: Reed Smith; Addleshaw Goddard; Clyde & Co; Stephenson Harwood; Jones Day; Gunnercooke; Forsters; Simons […]

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Orrick lures third PwC lawyer in less than two months

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has brought in PwC Legal‘s head of financial services, one month after the US firm raided a pair of senior lawyers from the Big Four accountant to spearhead the launch of a cybersecurity practice. The US firm has cast its eyes on Marco Boldini, who has led the financial services regulatory […]


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Emerging opportunities in CEE healthcare

Central and Eastern Europe’s healthcare industry is fast emerging as an attractive destination for domestic and international investors, says research by Kinstellar and The Lawyer of over 100 corporates, financial investors and advisers active in the healthcare sector.

Irish banks’ toughest test

For Ireland’s banking sector, 2017 could be a significant year. Almost a decade on from the financial crisis Allied Irish Bank (AIB) which – along with Bank of Ireland, is one of the country’s two pillar banks – could return to private ownership in 2017.

Banking & Finance Briefings

Banking sector measures responding to the coronavirus crisis

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, Cyprus authorities adopted different measures in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and to strengthen the economy. The measures affected, among others banking and other institutions active in the banking sector.

Consumer and retail finance: Coronavirus and FCA expectations

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says that it stands ready to take any steps necessary to ensure customers are protected and markets continue to function well. It has published a range of information for firms dealing with the fallout from the coronavirus crisis. See the main webpage for links to additional resources, including FCA information […]

Capital markets update – April 2020

Welcome to the current edition of Capital Markets Update, the monthly briefing from the Corporate Group at Walker Morris rounding up the previous month’s regulatory developments within the equity capital markets and looking ahead to future developments.

Serbia: Mandatory moratorium on repayment obligations to banks and lessors

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the state of emergency introduced in Serbia on 15 March 2020, the National Bank of Serbia (“NBS”) adopted on 17 March 2020 two decisions aimed at protecting Serbia’s financial system: the Decision on Temporary Measures for Protection of the Stability of the Financial System (“Decision on Temporary Measures […]

[Video] Insight into Jersey, an international finance centre

Ever wondered about the historic links between Jersey and New Jersey? And why Jersey is attracting US fund managers? You can learn about this and more, including the advantages of using Jersey as a gateway to Europe, in this new video. As a forward-thinking jurisdiction, Jersey remains committed to supporting high-quality global investment flows. We […]

Implementing forbearance measures for those impacted by the coronavirus

The Financial Services industry has been quick to respond to the struggles facing individuals and businesses during the current coronavirus pandemic, but there are issues they need to consider when implementing their forbearance measures. As announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer this week, it’s great that the financial services industry has reacted quickly and […]

Government of Jersey provides much-needed support to island businesses

The Government of Jersey has introduced a series of measures to help provide much-needed support to Island businesses during this challenging period. These include: £50 million in a new Jersey Disruption Loan Guarantee Scheme, to provide Government guaranteed bank lending and overdrafts to businesses; A Special Situations Fund to support larger businesses; Consideration to be […]

Jersey cash box structures

Given the unprecedented effects of COVID-19, including widespread travel restrictions, listed companies may have to consider alternative ways to raise capital on an urgent basis, notwithstanding the current condition of the financial markets.

Listings Advisory: Green Bonds

2019 was a turning point for the capital markets where Walkers noted a wide variety of transactions embracing the “green factor”. With 2019 green bond issuance estimated at excess US$225billion, and market sources projecting soaring demand for corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment, we anticipate growth across green finance transactions in 2020, with some […]

ESMA and CSSF guidance on the impact of COVID-19 on financial markets

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and Luxembourg’s Financial Sector Supervisory Authority (CSSF) have issued press releases in relation to the impact of the COVID-19 virus outbreak on the stability of financial markets. After examining the market situation and contingency measures implemented by supervised entities, ESMA has issued the following recommendations to market participants:…

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