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Banking themes to expect in 2020

Despite the global economy stuttering following months of trade tensions and Brexit uncertainty, and the more recent impact of the global coronavirus pandemic, existing trends in the banking sector continue to march on. In this article, partners Paul Gair and Tim Waller and legal director Harry Parker, give their views on what we’re likely to see across three areas shaping banking at the start of this new decade.

The European Green Deal

The Green Deal lays out a detailed European plan as an initial roadmap for tackling climate change and economic inequality to improve the quality of life of the EU and its citizens. It reviews and resets the Commission’s environmental targets, requires more public investment and increased efforts to direct private capital towards climate and environmental action.

Insolvency of Guernsey companies

A unique aspect of Guernsey insolvency law is the ability of members to wind up their company by special resolution even when this company is insolvent. This article has been written to take into account the legislative changes which will be enacted by the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (Insolvency) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 which will come into force during the course of 2020.

Legal challenges that health technologies can face

In Turkey, thanks to the applications developed by the Ministry of Health such as e-pulse, e-report, telemedicine, ESIM, MIZ and SİNA, health technologies have now gone beyond “getting online appointments”. However, these rapid developments do not have the same reflection in the legal field. In this article, the legal dimensions of health technologies will be examined.


Berrymans moves into North East

Berrymans Lace Mawer is securing a foothold in the North East in an attempt to put a stranglehold on insurance specialists in the region. The firm is proposing to take over niche firm Linsley & Mortimer, which provides specialist insurance advice for companies such as Iron Trades. Paul Taylor, national senior partner at Berrymans Lace […]

The ones to watch

Anne McGrath tracks the careers of five rising stars at the Bar and finds out why their instructing solicitors rate them. Jane Tracy Forster 13 King’s Bench Walk Called to the Bar: 1975 Professional achievements/associations: Professional Negligence Bar Association; Personal Injury Bar Association; Employment Law Bar Association. Areas of practice: Clinical negligence; personal injury; employment […]

Shoosmiths to relocate PI and recovery unit after contract win

Shoosmiths & Harrison is planning to relocate the bulk of its personal injury (PI) and uninsured loss recovery (ULR) work to a new office in Basingstoke by the first quarter of the year 2000. Lawyers who refuse to move from the existing operations at Shoosmiths’ Solent and Reading offices face redundancy as those offices will […]

Smaller firms threaten to axe training schemes

A medium-sized firm has said it is considering dropping its training scheme after losing too many of its newly qualified solicitors to the richer City firms. Thomas Eggar Church Adams, a top-five South East firm, is understood to be debating the matter at a partners’ meeting this week. For the past few years the firm […]


Allen & Overy, led by partner David Morley, advised a six-bank group of arrangers, including Citibank, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and UBS, on the US$16bn bid financing put in place for Spanish oil company Repsol’s bid for Argentina’s largest privately owned company, YPF. Freshfields advised the borrower.

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