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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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Shoosmiths’ Simon Boss on working smarter and rethinking the way we operate

Ahead of the inaugural Smarter Working Week in association with Shoosmiths event, Shoosmiths chief executive Simon Boss spoke with The Lawyer about the concept of smarter working and how that has evolved over the past year. “Many people may think smarter working is just about efficiency or productivity” and while it includes that, it’s actually […]

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Linklaters hands out all-staff bonus

Linklaters is the latest firm to dish out bonuses to staff worldwide, on the same day it emerged that a voluntary redundancy programme had been launched in its City secretarial function. The magic circle firm will award bonuses of 5 per cent of a staff member’s annual salary, which will be pro-rated. The rewards will […]

High Court

City trio enters fray in Russian oligarch scrap

Steptoe & Johnson’s client PJSC National Bank Trust has succeeded in adding three new defendants to a mammoth oligarch dispute in London, with Kennedys, Boies Schiller Flexner and Brown Rudnick wading into the legal-line-up. The dispute at hand is PJSC National Bank Trust v Boris Mints & Ors. Kennedys, Boies Schiller and Brown Rudnick, defending […]

Inmarsat GC moves over to Avast

Inmarsat’s general counsel Trudy Cooke has joined cybersecurity software company Avast as its new legal chief. Cooke left her role as GC at satellite company Inmarsat at the end of last year and has been succeeded by Brad Swann. Swann, who joined Inmarsat in 2015, was previously SVP of legal affairs. Swann will helm a […]

Allen & Overy

A&O in line to save £155m as firm plans office cuts

Ahead of an anticipated reduction in office space, Allen & Overy (A&O) has said it expects to save £155.3m if it terminates certain lease contracts early. A change in accounting rules means law firms are required to report on how they treat office leases around the world where they can leave earlier than the full […]

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