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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.


DLA Weiss-Tessbach bags partner duo from rival

DLA Weiss-Tessbach in Vienna has raided Austrian rival Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati for two partners. Claudine Vartian and Oskar Winkler joined earlier this month. Vartian is an antitrust and competition lawyer with expertise in telecoms, while Winkler is an insurance specialist. The Austrian firm became a part of DLA through a 2003 merger. It gave […]

Herbies, Linklaters land plum roles on RBS acquisition

Herbert Smith, Linklaters and Sullivan & Cromwell all scooped roles on Royal Bank of Scotland’s purchase of a stake in the Bank of China (BoC). Herbert Smith advised BoC’s major shareholder Central SAFE Investments. The company sold a 10 per cent stake in BoC worth $3.1bn to a consortium led by RBS. The group also […]

Blood money

The ambulance-chasers are back Personal injury lawyers may insist there is no such thing as a compensation culture, but recent reports of ambulance-chasers milling around the victims of the London bombings have done little to assist their cause. Nevertheless, it was the Law Society that this month outed those (non-lawyer) claims companies for trying to […]

Clayton Utz instructed on Tattersall’s IPO

Australia’s Clayton Utz has advised on the largest IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange so far this year, with the A$2.17bn (£920m) listing of gaming house Tattersall’s. Partners Penny Grau and Charles Rosedale led the team, working alongside Tattersall’s in-house team. Tattersall’s was privately held for 120 years and the listing meant a company restructuring, […]

Clifford Chance makes gains in NY

Clifford Chance looks to have turned the tide on its shrinking New York office with the hire of real estate partner Howard Peskoe from US rival Winston & Strawn. Peskoe joins as co-chair of the real estate practice in the Americas, alongside current chairman David Djaha. He was previously a partner in Winston & Strawn’s […]

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