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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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Hausfeld has added its fifth commercial litigation partner, as the boutique continues to offer a broader range of capabilities alongside its sweet spot in competition disputes. The boutique has hired partner Michael Bywell from Arnold & Porter, who specialises in litigation across the TMT sector. He joined Arnold & Porter in 2016 prior to its […]

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Hausfeld partner hire signals start of new five-year plan

Hausfeld has vowed to become a largely commercial-focused litigation boutique in London, with office managing partner Anthony Maton aiming for that strand of work to make up 70 per cent of its business within the next three to five years. Currently, competition litigation contributes the bulk of Hausfeld’s London revenue, making up roughly 60 per cent […]

Hausfeld launches in Berlin with €30m litigation pot from Burford Capital

Hausfeld will become the latest US firm to open in Germany following a €30m (£21.6m) investment from litigation funder Burford Capital. Burford will put up the multi-million pound pot to fund a raft of German claims for the firm with a focus on competition litigation. [continued] In other German news, Clifford Chance has moved to […]

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