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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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Paul Hastings is paying out special bonuses to associates in recognition of an especially strong start to the year, with the most senior set to receive a total of $64,000 across two payments. The special bonuses are intended to be distinct from any year-end bonus for 2021, with the first instalment set to be paid […]

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Freshfields widens out search for new business chief recruits

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is looking to appoint its next chief financial and marketing officers in the US, The Lawyer has learned, marking a strategic shift following the recent exit of both its current heads. Sources told The Lawyer that the magic circle firm has engaged recruitment firm The Alexander Group to fill two current vacancies […]

Amazon

Cooley’s problem with Amazon

Last month, Cooley unveiled its first revenue dip since it opened in the City in 2015. Behind that lies a major tussle over firm strategy – and in particular, its relationship with one of the most powerful companies in the world.

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 […]

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