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Interesting times

What an interesting time to work in the Living sector.

Regulatory approach to ESG across the Crown Dependencies

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles are now a significant factor for consideration within the finance industry. Investors are increasingly focusing on these principles as part of their analysis process in respect of identifying material risks and growth opportunities.

The Digital Markets Act

The Digital Markets Act is a legislative proposal from the European Commission intended to ensure a higher level of competition in European digital markets. It will prevent large companies, referred to in the proposal as “gatekeepers”, from abusing their market power so that new companies will be able to enter the market.

Offshore Litigation: BVI decrypts the legal status of cryptoassets

In Philip Smith and Jason Kardachi (in their capacity as joint liquidators) v Torque Group Holdings Limited, the BVI Commercial Court had to determine how cryptoassets should be characterised under BVI law and it also had to consider how such assets should be treated by a liquidator in an insolvent winding-up.

Transitioning to Net Zero for IT

The webinar in the series ‘Transitioning to Net Zero for the IT’ took place on Thursday, 16 September 2021.

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Slaughters’ hourly fees revealed in latest Government mandate

The hourly rates of a Slaughter and May team involved in a multi-million-pound UK Government mandate were disclosed in public records released earlier this week. The firm won a contract worth £3.9m to provide legal advice and support services to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government around a project to help homeowners who […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

Linklaters

Decline and stall: the clock is ticking for Linklaters’ finance team

In late 2019, Linklaters’ global head of banking Davide Mencacci left his base in Hong Kong to visit the London headquarters of the firm. It was a standard trip for a practice leader; catching up with fellow partners, updating management and shaking hands with clients. All seemed normal, but there was something brewing. Just a […]

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