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Reading the runes on reshuffles at Bakers, Hogan Lovells and HSF

In the final quarter of last year, three of the world’s largest law firms picked new CEOs from their comparatively small Hong Kong offices. Of the three – Baker McKenzie, Herbert Smith Freehills and Hogan Lovells – it’s just the latter that hasn’t officially ushered in its new leaders, with Miguel Zaldivar set to replace […]


Global security provider GardaWorld recruits new GC

Private security giant GardaWorld has appointed Helios Towers’ former general counsel as its new legal chief for international operations. Helen Ebert has taken on the role of GC for international operations at Canadian private security provider GardaWorld, where she will oversee legal, HR and compliance and assurance. She left her role as GC at Helios […]

Webinar: Staying relevant in changing times – Vets vs Fintechs

This free to watch webinar is part of the In-house Financial Services virtual event that took place between 30 June – 2nd July, and available to watch now. This panel discussion aims to compare and contrast the longevity and experience of traditional firms with the adaptability and risk-taking attitude of Fintechs while considering the role of the legal team and the optimal position to be in. Defining the future for financial services business models is key for ensuring prosperity ahead of turbulent times. Traditional models and new emerging tech start-ups have varying structures, so what exactly are the differing approaches of the market and what is the optimal position for the future of the industry? Complete the form below to access the 40-minute webinar and hear the speakers discuss: What will be the business models of the future? What are the learnings from both traditional firms and new start-ups? Are the traditional firms adapting at pace? Is the rapid growth of tech start-ups sustainable? Are corporate governance and compliance challenges affecting growth? What are the potential impacts arising from COVID-19 on each of these areas, including the challenges and opportunities?   Speakers: Simon Coles, General Counsel, Growth Street Gloria Sánchez, Group Vice President, Head of Legal for Technology, Costs and Transformation, Banco Santander Victoria Matthews, Head of Legal, Zopa Oscar Hållén, General Counsel, Klarna Bank   Moderator: Jan Putnis, Partner and Head of Financial Regulation Group, Slaughter and May

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