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CBI confirms details for taxonomy regulation and SFDR level 2 fast track processes

On 15 November 2021, the Central Bank of Ireland (“Central Bank”) issued a Notice formally confirming its intention to establish a fast-track filing process and also clarified the filing requirements for pre-contractual documentation updates in relation to the Taxonomy Regulation (“TR”) and Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation Level 2 measures (“SFDR L2”). The TR requirements will […]

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Cleary quartet decamps for Freshfields’ New York office

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has secured one of its biggest team hires in New York, recruiting four partners from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. The team is led by Ethan Klingsberg, a Cleary corporate veteran who has been at the firm since 1994. Fellow M&A partner Paul Tiger is also joining Freshfields, having been a partner […]

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Mishcon set for management overhaul as IPO talk persists

As Mishcon de Reya continues to ponder a much-anticipated IPO, the London-centric firm is gearing up for a revamp of its managerial functions next year. In a bid to broaden responsibility across the silver circle firm’s different practice areas, Mishcon is seeking to reduce its management structures, while also implementing the devolution of certain departments. […]

Paul Hastings to exit Milan as final partners quit

Paul Hastings is set to close its doors in Milan for good, The Lawyer understands, as its office managing partner leaves for the Italian arm of a rival US firm. Bruno Cova, the corporate partner who is in charge of Paul Hastings office, is understood to be joining Studio Legale Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr […]

Accounts Committee queries Linklaters' £13m rail bonanza

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has criticised the Government for the way it paid Linklaters & Paines more than £13m for advice on the sale of the first three rail franchises. The report criticises the Office of Passenger Rail Franchising, Opraf, for not using a competitive tender to choose Linklaters and for not […]

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BCLP property commitments skyrocket ahead of City HQ move

Ahead of its move to new City headquarters, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has committed nearly five times more on new lease arrangements compared to last year. According to its LLP acounts, BCLP has set aside over £86m in operating lease committments, reflecting for the first time the costs associated with its London office move. […]

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