Burford completes listing on US stock market

Litigation funder Burford Capital has started trading on the New York Stock Exchange, after its application to list was accepted. The funder has become the first to publicly trade in the US and is the first dual-listed company in legal finance. Its share price went up by almost 9 per cent following the announcement, with […]


Cobham hires new legal head from HSBC

The associate general counsel of the M&A group at HSBC is leaving after more than seven years. In-house lawyer Graham Kirk will become group general counsel and company secretary at British aerospace manufacturing company Cobham. At HSBC, Kirk was one of four lawyers who helped the bank’s group strategy and planning function on M&A transactions […]

Industry Spotlight: Insurance – data protection, regulatory pressures and the claims tsunami

Our “trends” series was born out of a desire to help in-house lawyers with their horizon scanning and assessing potential risks. Each post focuses on a specific area, providing companies and their lawyers with quick summaries of some of the challenges heading their way. This latest piece in the series was carefully curated by one of our experts – DWF partner Claire Bowler, who looks at the top 3 issues that legal teams in the insurance sector should be preparing for over the coming months.