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Green is good – a Channel Islands perspective

Fiona Le Poidevin, CEO of The International Stock Exchange Group, explores how the Channel Islands are utilising experience and expertise to make a significant impact in global green and sustainable finance initiatives.

CEE ramps up screening of foreign direct investments (FDI)

FDI screening was for a long time a blank spot on the regulatory landscape for most countries in Central Eastern Europe (CEE). Unlike Western European Member States, so far relatively few countries in Central Eastern Europe (Austria, Poland, Hungary, Romania) had instruments that allowed vetting foreign investments; albeit often with little practical relevance. In its […]

Fixed costs: The impact of contributory negligence on trial advocacy fees

CPR 45.29C sets out the amount of fixed costs payable in Fast Track claims where a claim no longer continues under the RTA Protocol. Where a claim is disposed of at trial, costs of £2,655.00 are payable, alongside 20% of the damages agreed or awarded and the relevant trial advocacy fee. The protocol for EL/PL […]

Captive board meetings in the time of Covid

In extraordinary times such as the present Covid-19 pandemic, the importance of a captive insurance company focusing on fundamentals like the proper calling, conduct and recording of board meetings cannot be overstated.

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Latham boosts insolvency with Schulte Roth hire

Latham & Watkins has poached bankruptcy specialist Mark Broude from Schulte Roth & Zabel. Broude joins Latham’s New York office as a partner in the global insolvency practice group today (1 July). He has a broad bankruptcy practice, including business reorganisations and representing creditors’ committees. He said: “As a top-tier global law firm, Latham offers […]

Employment alliance Ius Laboris targets South America with two new additions

International employment alliance Ius Laboris is targeting growth in South America with the addition of Funes de Rioja & Asociados and Mesquita Barros Ad-vogados.Funes de Rioja of Argentina and Mesquita Barros of Brazil are niche firms specialising in employment, labour and benefits law.They join Ius Laboris just two months after US firm Seyfarth Shaw joined […]

Garretts quartet takes BA to TJG

Taylor Joynson Garrett has picked up British Airways (BA), the biggest client of former Andersen Legal firm Garretts, after hiring four partners from the now defunct firm.BA relationship partner Andrew Smith, who joined TJG from Garretts at the end of May, has had confirmation that BA will move with him.The four-strong Garretts team has also […]

Earning a crust

Pizza Express company secretary Patrick Hartrey is presiding over the largest expansion that the restaurant chain has ever undertaken. Emma Vere-Jones touches base Patrick Hartrey, company secretary at Pizza Express, is looking rather flustered when he arrives at the Aldwych branch. Day trips to London from the head office in Uxbridge are apparently a whirlwind […]

Charles Russell wins ex-Dechert chief

Dechert has lost its former head of property to Charles Russell. Chris Edwards’ decision to leave comes after a period of reinvention for his former practice since the transatlantic merger of Titmuss Sainer Dechert and Dechert Price & Rhoads in July 2000.A well-known and highly-rated name in the owner-investor market, Edwards will take over from […]

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