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The challenge of on-going innovation for FinTechs

A roundtable discussion between General Counsel from a range of fintech companies highlighted some common ground when it comes to the challenge of on-going innovation. A virtual roundtable hosted by sector head for financial services at Shoosmiths, Stephen Dawson, and partner Luke Stubbs, in conjunction with The Lawyer, brought together a group of senior lawyers […]


James Corbett

Kobre & Kim, Quinn Emanuel target London as financial litigation hotspot

US litigation outfits see UK capital as fertile ground for growth. The apparent certainty that the regulation of the financial ­services sector, both in the UK and internationally, will be tightened up considerably over the coming months has led to an anticipated rise in litigation – a trend that two US firms in particular are […]

Freshfields pushes back the language barrier with Spanish lessons for schools

Whoever devises GCSE foreign language syllabuses has obviously not spent that much time with teenage girls. If they had, they would know that the textbook set phrases on such things as buying an exercise book or getting directions to the train station are irrelevant to those who would rather buy a Miss Selfridge handbag and […]

Lupton Fawcett in JV with Irish footy star

Yorkshire firm Lupton Fawcett has launched a sports agency as part of a joint venture with former Arsenal, Manchester United and Republic of Ireland footballer Frank Stapleton. Strategic International Management, which will primarily represent footballers and other sportspeople, will operate in conjunction with Lupton Fawcett’s sports and media department. Lupton Fawcett head of sports and […]

Malcom Hitching

Lawyer Awards banking & finance line-up go big on restructurings

US firms go head-to-head with magic circle establishment. Another year, another set of bet-the-company workouts. Every firm (bar one) on the shortlist for Finance Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards won a place for a role on restructurings. Good technical and tactical lawyering was at a ­premium with intercreditor tussles aplenty. Last year’s […]

Margaret Cole

London law firm fined £400,000 by Financial Services Tribunal

London law firm Atlantic Law has been fined £400,000 for its part in an illegal boiler room share fraud. The Financial Services and Markets Tribunal has upheld the FSA’s decision to fine Atlantic Law and ban founding partner Andrew Greystoke from working in financial services in any capacity. The tribunal heard that Greystoke signed off […]

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