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Green finance remains high on the agenda despite the potential distractions of COVID-19 and Brexit. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has already set out further developments in the UK Government’s plans for the future of financial services post-Brexit. Alongside updates on approach to matters including equivalence and financial technology, the announcement emphasised the UK’s intention to remain a leader in green finance.
While it would have been easy for sustainability to take a back seat in the rush to repair economies damaged by COVID-19, the pandemic has strengthened the resolve of governments and corporations to ‘build back better’.
Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.
Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]
Analysis of recent fines suggests that environmental prosecutions are resulting in more substantial fines, especially for ‘very large organisations’.
On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.
The Data Protection Authority in Hungary (Nemzeti Adatvédelmi és Információszabadság Hatóság), recently published its annual report which included details of a fine of €670,000 (HUF 250,000,000) being imposed on a bank. To date, this fine is the highest imposed by the Hungarian Authority.
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Shearman & Sterling is boosting its leveraged finance practice with a White & Case hire, its fourth new partner joiner of 2022. Shameer Shah makes the move, having spent almost nine years at White & Case. His main practice focuses on acquisition finance and special situations across private credit, investment banks and other financial institutions. […]
Slater & Gordon has finalised part of a strategic review of its UK business, with discussions ongoing as to whether certain practices fit into its revised model. As a result of the review, the firm will split its business into two main departments named Essential Legal Services (ELS) and Specialist Legal Services (SLS). ELS will […]
Magic circle firm Linklaters is to put financial sponsors at the heart of its Asia-Pacific operation after a strategy refresh led by regional managing partner William Liu. As part of the strategy, Linklaters is aiming to increase revenue by 10 per cent each year as well as making commitments to flesh out what the firm […]
Sky Group’s general counsel has left the business, leading to the appointment of a new legal head at the broadcasting company. Niamh Grogan has joined Sky as its new group general counsel after leaving multinational insurance adviser Willis Towers Watson. There, she was its global deputy general counsel and chief operating officer for more than […]
Firms in the US, with workforces impacted by last week’s Supreme Court decision on abortion rights, are entering discussions with their medical insurers to determine whether they can cover out-of-state travel costs. The US Supreme Court last week overturned Roe v Wade, meaning it will be up to individual states to make decisions on abortions. […]
Social care provider CareTech has been sold to a consortium, advised by Ashurst, in an £870m deal. Ashurst chair Karen Davies led the team representing Amalfi Bidco, a newly-formed company indirectly owned by Sheikh Holdings Group (Investments), Belgravia Investments and Kensington Capital, and funds managed and advised by THCP Advisory. Davies was supported by fellow […]
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