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Covid-19 & green finance: What next?

In this feature article, Mark Oliphant of The International Stock Exchange Group goes from Brexit and through COVID-19 to explore the impact so far on, and the prospects for the future of, green finance and the wider sustainable investing market.

Virtual roundtable: In a period of unknown, how can we make a difference?

Following the success of our first Virtual Roundtable, we are pleased to announce details of the next session. The expert panel will continue their discussion around current priority pain points, challenges and opportunities. They will share more insights into the shifting workplace culture, and how they are adapting to new ways of working during the […]

Covid-19 – charity AGM restrictions in the Isle of Man

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions place unprecedented difficulties on Isle of Man registered charities holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM). Due to the recent implementation of measures regarding social distancing, isolation and restrictions on travel and movement, the logistics of a charity holding an AGM in the usual manner is not possible. The Isle of Man Attorney General has issued some guidance to assist Manx charities over the coming months.

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Watson Farley rejigs Singapore management

As part of a major expansion initiative in South East Asia, Watson Farley & Williams has undertaken a management reshuffle in its Singapore office. As of today (1 October), litigation partner Peter Flint is the new head of the office.Flint takes over from Nigel Thomas, who will return to London. The firm operates its overseas […]

Bird & Bird loses its second practice head in 12 months

Bird & Bird has lost its second practice head in 12 months with the resignation of its head of e-commerce Graham Defries. Defries was responsible for winning a high-profile client base, including internet music distributor MP3. The reasons for his decision are unclear, and the firm has made no indication of his future plans.“The information […]

Freshfields eyes LLP as prelude to US move

LLP ‘excuses’ run out; London tightens grip as Germans absent from power reshuffle Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has put limited liability partnership (LLP) firmly on the agenda as it reshuffles its central management.Tax specialist and former head of the employment pensions and benefits (EPB) group Peter Jeffcote takes over from Ian Terry as the UK managing […]

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