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Salans plunders CC for new Polish capital markets team

Salans has launched a capital markets practice in Poland, raiding Clifford Chance’s Warsaw office for four senior lawyers. The loss of the four lawyers has prompted a rethink of Clifford Chance’s strategy regarding debt capital markets in Poland. Clifford Chance Poland finance partner Jan Zdzienicki said: “This is an area where we’re reconsidering how to […]

Linklaters raids Freshfields for Düsseldorf launch

Linklaters raids Freshfields for Düsseldorf launch” />Linklaters has carried out a daring raid on Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to open an office in Düsseldorf. Two of Freshfields’ most renowned corporate partners in Germany have moved over to their magic circle rival to open Linklaters’ 31st international office and its fifth German operation, reported local magazine Juve […]

Pannone swoops for Watson Burton banking head

Manchester-based Pannone has raided the Leeds office of Watson Burton, poaching its banking head Andrew Gosnay. Gosnay, who launched Watson Burton’s Leeds office in 2004, leaves after senior partner Andrew Hoyle was ousted by the firm last year following opposition to his expansion plans. Earlier this year (26 June) The Lawyer reported on Watson Burton’s […]

Going global

The NAIC’s new proposals have brought global reinsurance harmonisation one step closer, says Bob Haken Disparity between insurance regulatory regimes is a key inhibitor to competition and industry growth, particularly in the reinsurance sector. On 29 September 2007, the Reinsurance Task Force of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), which is comprised of the […]

Saving face

The Saving Law is just one of a number of regulatory changes that have been implemented on the back of recent scandals in Italy. By Stefano Padovani Banks are playing an ever-increasingly critical role in the Italian economy and the legislator must therefore provide an appropriate strict legal framework to rule their activities and relationships, […]

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