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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”) […]



Mayer Brown PEP climbs, as Dechert growth slows

Mayer Brown’s profit per equity partner (PEP) grew by 10.7 per cent over 2020, while Dechert’s financials fell after record gains in 2019. Mayer Brown’s PEP exceeded $2m from $1.8m in 2020. Global revenue was up 2.2 per cent, ticking past the $1.5bn figure to $1.51bn. Revenue per lawyer meanwhile fell 1 per cent to […]


Women and the Pandemic: Mentoring and supporting women in law matters more than ever

Becoming a successful lawyer relies on more than intelligence, dedication and expertise. Interpersonal skills play a large part, enabling lawyers to establish trust and build lasting relationships with clients and colleagues. Access to a network, in the form of clients and referral relationships, is also essential. After a year of social distancing and working remotely, […]

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Retirement sparks leadership change in CMS’s corporate ranks

CMS’s corporate practice is to undergo a leadership change, The Lawyer understands, as its longtime co-head and board member looks set to retire. London partner Iain Newman has been at the helm of the practice alongside partner Charles Currier for three years, ever since the three-way merger that combined legacy CMS, Nabarro and Olswang into […]

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