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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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Penningtons Manches Cooper promotes four in 2021 partner round

Penningtons Manches Cooper has promoted four lawyers in its 2021 partner promotions round. Clare Arthurs, Rebecca Andrews Walker, Elise Bevan and Alex Prew will join the partnership as of 1 April. Andrews Walker is a restructuring specialist, Bevan works in clinical negligence and Prew is a real estate lawyer. Arthurs, meanwhile, leads the knowledge function […]

Ashurst

Ashurst to dish out £1,000 one-off bonus

Following the likes of Simmons & Simmons and Norton Rose Fulbright, Ashurst has said it will pay its staff a one-off bonus reward after strong performance last year. The firm has doubled the size of its existing bonus pool in order to make the payment of at least £1,000 to employees worldwide. According to its […]

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Essex Court’s Singapore presence hit by group exit

All six members of Essex Court Chambers‘ Singapore affiliate are to leave the practice, as the crisis around China sanctions deepens. The team departure comes less than 24 hours after the magic circle set lost Jern-Fei Ng QC in London to 7 Bedford Row. Those leaving Essex Court Chambers Duxton (Singapore group practice) are VK Rajah […]

Stephenson Harwood embarks on strategy review to “sharpen focus”

Stephenson Harwood is kicking off a comprehensive strategic review of the firm for the first time in five years, The Lawyer can reveal. The review will set Stephenson Harwood’s direction for the next three to five years and will be spearheaded by CEO Eifion Morris. The audit will be split into seven workstreams, focusing on […]

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Akin Gump partner quits for Shearman

Shearman & Sterling has hired a financial restructuring partner from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, nearly two weeks after snapping up Travers Smith’s head of corporate. The US firm has hired Akin Gump London partner Sam Brodie, who has spent more than six years at its rival. As part of his practice, he advises […]

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