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Podcast series #2 – The future of build-to-rent

Shoosmiths has produced another three-part podcast series on the BTR sector. In this podcast, the second in the series, real estate partner, Choisanne Man, speaks with John German, Managing Director of Residential Investment at Invesco Real Estate, on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the build-to-rent market, from an investor/funder perspective.

Ireland Update – Use of Electronic Signatures on Regulatory Documents and Forms

In a statement published on 24 August 2020, the Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”) confirmed to regulated firms that its policy regarding the use of electronic signatures is that, in the absence of any specific legal provisions to the contrary, regulated firms may use electronic signatures in submitting regulatory documents and forms to […]

The rise of legal platforms and why they matter

In the past, I have spoken about the possibility of a tsunami of change within the legal industry. It is something I have been carefully watching for several years and things now seem to be rapidly accelerating.

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Dechert hires third Sidley Austin partner in a fortnight

Sidley Austin has lost its third partner in the City to US rival Dechert, following on from the exits of John McGrath and Simon Fawell earlier this month. The Lawyer revealed that McGrath and Fawell were to make the move, having worked together at Sidley on structured finance matters. McGrath focuses on corporate deals, while Fawell […]

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Sidley duo decamp for Dechert’s expanding office

Building on the hire of Sidley Austin litigator Dorothy Cory-Wright last year, Dechert has ramped up its London recruitment efforts bringing on board two further partners from its US rival. Dechert has hired finance partner John McGrath, as well as structured finance disputes partner Simon Fawell. McGrath was promoted to partnership at Sidley in 2011 […]

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Sidley Austin stays loyal to Chicago in partner promotions

Sidley Austin has announced its partner promotions for the New Year, making up 30 partners worldwide. While this is a big increase on the 19 partners elected last year, the firm stayed cautious in London, promoting just one. Lyndsey Laverack will become a partner in the M&A and private equity group in London. She has been […]

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Sidley exits continue as finance partner joins Vinson

Sidley Austin‘s spate of exits continues in the capital, with capital markets partner Noel Hughes the latest to take on a new role at US firm Vinson & Elkins. Noel Hughes joined Sidley Austin as a partner in 2016, after a four-year spell as an associate at Paul Hastings. Prior to this, he was an […]

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