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Walkers’ Bermuda Top 10 FinTech AML Tips

Their FinTech and regulatory specialists share the 10 most important tips for businesses in the digital assets space to consider when complying with anti-money laundering laws in Bermuda.

Ground rent reform: fixing one problem and creating another?

The draft bill to implement the government’s ground rent changes finally reached the House of Lords in May 2021. This legislation had been long awaited and, largely, the provisions were as expected following the earlier consultations and government announcements and discussions.


Rumours of the Retail Price Index’s (RPI) death have been vastly exaggerated in the past. We were told back in 2013 that the Office for National Statistics was going to stop formally recognising the index as a national statistic, but it took a while for the industry to take note. We have all carried on using it in our indexed linked rent reviews since then.

ESG and the private investor

This recording of a recent virtual debate discusses the extent to which the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) credentials of a company or investment are considered when making investment decisions.


BLG taps Allen & Overy for first COO

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has hired Allen & Overy global head of knowledge management David Jabbari to become its first chief operating officer. Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has hired Allen & Overy (A&O) global head of knowledge management David Jabbari to become its first chief operating officer. Jabbari, who will join BLG in […]

Wall St woes: Mail prowess

Over lunch yesterday at Bingham McCutchen’s midtown Manhattan office, the firm’s co-head of its financial restructuring group seemed proud – to say the least – of his firm’s efforts during the current meltdown. As a creditor practice, Bingham’s financial institution clients are calling on the firm’s lawyers to help resolve complex creditor issues relating to […]

Maples Teesdale sets US Embassy up in new site

A trio of firms have sealed the US Embassy’s move south of the Thames from its iconic 20-34 Grosvenor Square location in Mayfair. Property specialist firm Maples Teesdale advised the US Government, which entered into a conditional purchase agreement for the new Wandsworth site with Irish property developer Ballymore. Property partner Mark Bryan led Maples […]

Irwin Mitchell strengthens partnership

Irwin Mitchell strengthens partnership” />Irwin Mitchell has boosted its ranks with the hire of Bracher Rawlins ­litigation partner Jeremy Marshall and Davenport Lyons employment partner John Hayes in London. In Leeds the firm has hired ­Keeble Hawson corporate chief Paul ­Johnson as a partner. Johnson ­specialises in legal advice to businesses seeking to grow by […]

Wedlake Bell lays off

Wedlake Bell has launched a redundancy ­consultation with six lawyers and 11 ­support staff. Wedlake ;Bell ;has launched a redundancy ­consultation ;with ;six lawyers and 11 ­support staff. The cuts will affect staff in the commercial property department as well as other practice areas. Nine per cent of the firm’s 190 staff are likely to be laid off. According […]

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