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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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Child care. Clearing the child care minefield

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Goodman Phillips gets Morocco deal

CANADIAN top 10 law firm Goodman Phillips & Vineberg has been instructed by the Washington-based World Bank Group to draft a first set of regulations set to attract private funding to the Moroccan residential housing market. The regulations will allow residential housing mortgage lenders to secure part of their loan portfolios, giving a new financing […]

Complaints system works

You correctly report that the proposal to introduce a jurisdiction of inadequate professional services into the Bar complaints system has cost implications. But it has been an important and successfully achieved objective for the Bar Council that the new system should not have an unexpected impact on the level of Bar subscriptions. While the level […]

Butterworths brings full law reports back to NI

NORTHERN Ireland practitioners will be able to access full law reports later this year for the first time in five years. The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (ICLRNI) ceased to produce twice-yearly annotated and edited judgments as full reports in 1991. At the end of 1993, it stopped producing its 10-per-year “blue books” – bulletins […]

Merger of US firms paves way for 'largest' health law practice

TOP 30 US law firm Foley & Lardner and Californian practice Weissburg & Aronson have merged to create one of the largest firms in the US. Foley & Lardner, one of the oldest firms in the US, was ranked 27th by International Financial Law Review magazine in its 1995 listing of the top 30 firms […]

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