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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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Ashurst adds to executive team with Clifford Chance hire

Ashurst has brought in a senior business development head from Clifford Chance, who will take a seat on the firm’s executive board to drive further expansion. The firm has taken on London-based Laura Nicholls, who will become the firm’s global chief business development officer based in London. Reporting into managing partner Paul Jenkins, Nicholls will […]

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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 […]

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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City firms lead as Deliveroo targets £8.8bn valuation

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Latham & Watkins have been leading on the bumper listing of Deliveroo, which yesterday said it was targeting a valuation of up to £8.8bn. The magic circle firm bagged a new instruction from the takeaway giant for its listing, with partners Mark Austin and Doug Smith taking the lead. Proskauer Rose […]

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