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CBI confirms details for taxonomy regulation and SFDR level 2 fast track processes

On 15 November 2021, the Central Bank of Ireland (“Central Bank”) issued a Notice formally confirming its intention to establish a fast-track filing process and also clarified the filing requirements for pre-contractual documentation updates in relation to the Taxonomy Regulation (“TR”) and Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation Level 2 measures (“SFDR L2”). The TR requirements will […]


Heller Ehrman in merger talks with Mayer Brown

US firm Heller Ehrman is understood to be in talks with Mayer Brown, just two weeks after the collapse of Heller’s talks with Baker & McKenzie. London-based global vice chairman Paul Maher refused to confirm or deny the tie-up, adding: “We don’t comment on rumours or speculation.” San Francisco, California-headquartered Heller has been at the […]

Orrick taps Mayer Brown for restructuring push

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Mayer Brown‘s global restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency co-chair for its New York office. Raniero D’Aversa has joined the firm as a partner to head the New York creditors’ rights and bankruptcy practice. Mark Fennessy, a partner in the firm’s London creditors’ rights and bankruptcy practice, said: “We are very […]

McCartney divorce makes Shackleton a household name

Payne Hicks Beach divorce partner Fiona Shackleton has stolen the title of highest-profile lawyer from her Mishcon de Reya rival Anthony Julius. Over the past 12 months Shackleton (pictured) had the most press mentions – 274 – of all UK lawyers after representing Sir Paul McCartney in his divorce from Heather Mills, according to a […]

Manchester firm follows non-doms to Switzerland

Manchester tax and estates firm Lane-Smith & Shindler is opening an office in Zurich in a bid to attract non-doms who may leave the UK as a result of future tax changes. The office will specialise exclusively in trust issues and will work with Swiss trust companies in particular. Managing partner and president of the […]

DLA Piper raids Thelen Reid for eight-partner team

DLA Piper has launched an eight-partner raid on US firm Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner in a bid to bolster its real estate and structured finance practice. Six of the group – led by former Thelen real estate chairman Jeffrey Steiner – will be based in New York, while two partners, Marc Friedman and […]

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