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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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General Electric

General Electric to kick off panel review

Energy behemoth General Electric (GE) is set to review its panel of European external legal advisers this year, The Lawyer has learned. Sources said lawyers on the existing roster have been notified a review will be made soon, but no details around the timings and the criteria adopted by the utilities giant have yet been […]

Fleet Street

Sidley Austin posts double-digit City growth

Sidley Austin has joined the growing number of US firms to report double-digit growth for their City operations in 2020, hiking London revenue 10 per cent to £108m. This represents a 10 per cent rise for the Chicago firm’s City base, from £98.1m over the previous year.  Sidley’s global top line meanwhile rose by 5 […]

San Francisco

Debevoise targets tech with new West Coast base

Debevoise & Plimpton is to open a San Francisco office later this year with a special focus on technology companies and private investment firms. This will be Debevoise’s third US office, after New York and Washington DC. For a firm of US heritage, it currently has a larger presence in Continental European locations such as […]

Hong Kong

HKEX hires new group GC from Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific group general counsel Paul Chow will join HKEX as its legal chief following a two-year stint at the major Asia airline. Chow’s latest appointment comes two years after he joined Hong Kong’s largest airline Cathay Pacific as group general counsel and company secretary from Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he was a partner. […]

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