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Life sciences law review – Switzerland

Switzerland harbours many sectors of the life sciences industry. Swiss research, development and production are well known in all corners of the planet. Switzerland is home to world leaders and is the origin of many groundbreaking ideas turned into successful start-ups, some set to become top players within a generation. The Federal Institutes of Technology […]

FCA guidance on supporting customers impacted by coronavirus in the high-cost credit market

The FCA has announced a package of measures to help protect consumers in the high-cost credit (HCC) market. This guidance has been published alongside guidance for customers in the motor finance market and follows on from finalised guidance issued last week in relation to the protection of customers in the personal loan, credit card and overdraft markets.

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.

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Norton Rose to rival magic circle on NQ pay

Norton Rose is increasing newly-qualified pay to £55,000 in a move designed to ensure the firm offers competitive associate and trainee salaries. Newly-qualified lawyers will see their pay rise from £50,000, bringing pay at Norton Rose close to the £55,100 announced earlier today by Linklaters. The firm is also raising first-year trainee pay to £30,000 […]

Grapevine

Co-op puts RAC legal team back on the road Co-op puts RAC legal team back on the road So it’s not Tesco law after all. It’s ‘Co-op law’. The Co-operative Group has announced that it is taking on former RAC Legal Services managing director Eddie Ryan to kickstart its own in-house law firm. Sort of. […]

Trading places

Citigroup’s German legal head has made his team integral to the development of the bank’s fixed-income business. Aled Griffiths talks to Jean-Claude Zerey about how he pioneered a new relationship between legal and compliance In among the bustle of activity on the German trading floor of the world’s biggest bank there is a small circle […]

DWS leads Rolta India through its London Stock Exchange flotation

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) has landed the lead mandate for new client Rolta India on its landmark flotation on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). DWS won the work because one of its partners, who was familiar with Rolta, introduced the company to the lead mangers. However, DWS was forced to pass the US aspects on […]

Finance star Gillespie quits A&O for Kirkland

Leading Allen & Overy banking partner Stephen Gillespie has resigned from the magic circle firm to join Kirkland & Ellis. Gillespie, one of the best-known leveraged finance lawyers of his generation, has been a senior figure within A&O’s banking practice and had been nominated as its strategy development partner following a management rejig two years […]

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