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Wirecard – has the German financial regulator lost its immunity?

The German regulator BaFin is being sued for abuse of authority following one of the biggest fraud scandals of the decade with German payment processor, Wirecard AG, filing for insolvency owing €3.5bn and its chief executive arrested on suspicion of accounting fraud and market manipulation. This article explores the situation and considers the need for change.

A fast-track for beautiful developments?

The Government has published its long-awaited white paper on planning reform, which seeks views on 24 proposals. In this legal insight we look at the key areas that have been targeted for reform.


Spot the law

Michael Leyland studies the up-and-down relationship between the football industry, the media and the courts

Stephensons turns its attentions to Paris

Sinclair Roche deal voted through, but majority of Hong Kong office excluded Stephenson Harwood is to enter into merger discussions with French ‘best friend’ Barbe Thibault Carpentier Groener, with which it shares an office in Paris.The move comes in the wake of the firm’s merger with Sinclair Roche & Temperley (SRT) following a partnership vote […]

The Leader Column

Accidents will happen. One day the Clifford Chance reception is mysteriously croded with tall, tanned and toothy blokes in button-downs. The next day, the mass lateral hire out of Brobeck – revealed last week by The Lawyer – is off, just when the Metropole hotel was readying itself for an influx of CC partners ready […]

A load of old bull

Tulkinghorn is a big fan of Horse Law, the official journal of the Equine & Animal Lawyers Association, and also uses it to keep abreast of all things bovine.The most recent issue reports on a fascinating case seen before Manchester County Court, which arose after the claimant was charged by a large cow or bullock […]

Vinge starts project to attract minorities

Swedish law firm Vinge has embarked on a three-year corporate social responsibility project in the hope of inspiring more ethnic minorities to attend law school The project, ‘Working Life on Equal Terms – A Diversity Project’, will focus on targeting schools in the suburban areas of Tensta, Farsta and Skarholmen in Malmo, with Vinge lawyers […]

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