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Covid-19 & green finance: What next?

In this feature article, Mark Oliphant of The International Stock Exchange Group goes from Brexit and through COVID-19 to explore the impact so far on, and the prospects for the future of, green finance and the wider sustainable investing market.

Virtual roundtable: In a period of unknown, how can we make a difference?

Following the success of our first Virtual Roundtable, we are pleased to announce details of the next session. The expert panel will continue their discussion around current priority pain points, challenges and opportunities. They will share more insights into the shifting workplace culture, and how they are adapting to new ways of working during the […]

Covid-19 – charity AGM restrictions in the Isle of Man

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions place unprecedented difficulties on Isle of Man registered charities holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM). Due to the recent implementation of measures regarding social distancing, isolation and restrictions on travel and movement, the logistics of a charity holding an AGM in the usual manner is not possible. The Isle of Man Attorney General has issued some guidance to assist Manx charities over the coming months.


A&O takes on securities expert in HK

Allen & Overy (A&O) is continuing to cash in on the Asian securities market by recruiting a specialist partner to its Hong Kong office. David Johnson joins from the Hong Kong office of US practice Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, where he has been for the past six years. His appointment comes only two months […]


Liberty Group acquires entire issued share capital of Liberty International Jersey from Liberty International Financial Services, a subsidiary of Liberty International, for £33.5m. Liberty Group advised by Herbert Smith (Patrick Mitchell). Liberty International Financial Services represented by Linklaters & Alliance.

Real Estate and Projects

BP Pension Fund to sell Mayfair Berkeley Square estate for a likely price of more than £300m. BP Pension Fund advised by Linklaters (Alexandra Marks).

Olliers sets up fifth Northern office in Leeds

Manchester-based Olliers is opening an office in Leeds, making it the firm’s fifth office in the North. The firm is taking on Steve Nikolich, a 10 year-qualified crime specialist from Manchester firm Jones Maidment Wilson, bringing Olliers’ partner count up to eight. Olliers, which specialises in large-scale blue and white collar crime cases, officially opens […]

Baker & McKenzie Japan ally expands with Tokyo merger

Baker & McKenzie‘s alliance partner in Tokyo is to merge with one of Japan’s oldest firms. Tokyo Aoyama Law Office, which was established as the joint enterprise partner of Baker & McKenzie in 1972, will officially merge with Aoki & Partners on 1 May. The new practice will consist of more than 70 lawyers and […]

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