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The challenge of on-going innovation for FinTechs

A roundtable discussion between General Counsel from a range of fintech companies highlighted some common ground when it comes to the challenge of on-going innovation. A virtual roundtable hosted by sector head for financial services at Shoosmiths, Stephen Dawson, and partner Luke Stubbs, in conjunction with The Lawyer, brought together a group of senior lawyers […]


Firms must become truly agile in order to get the best out of workers, says Eversheds

Eversheds has commented on the Opportunity Now Project 28-40 Report, saying that agility is the key to retaining women in business. John Heaps, chairman at Eversheds, said: ‘Opportunity Now’s 28-40 Report is a highly significant contribution to the ongoing gender diversity debate. Among a number of important findings, the report shows that a homogenised approach […]

Alan Stevens

Stevens, Alan

Alan Stevens is a member of Carey Olsen, based in London and Jersey, practising in the areas of capital markets, corporate work and investment funds. Recent transaction highlights include acting for Delphi Automotive on its listing on the New York Stock Exchange, acting for Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank on its establishment of a branch in […]

Clifford Chance and Slaughters mop up FCA bungle

What a week it’s been for the FCA. It took the regulator just one bungled announcement relating to an insurance inquiry to wipe billions of pounds off the shares of a number of the UK’s largest insurers. Even George Osborne waded into the ensuing row, citing “profound concern” at the watchdog’s behaviour. In order to […]

Field Fisher Waterhouse

FFW announces reduced promo round as two partners exit

Field Fisher Waterhouse has witnessed the departure of two further partners from its IP practice. Data protection and privacy partner Stewart Room has departed to join PwC Legal, while the firm’s trademark chief Mark Holah has exited for Bird & Bird.  In his new role, Holah will be reunited with Field Fisher’s former franchising head […]

Heisse Kursawe Eversheds opens third German office in Berlin

Heisse Kursawe Eversheds, the German global arm of Eversheds, has announced the opening of a third German office in Berlin. The Berlin office will be headed by employment partner Dr Stefan Kursawe and will cover all areas of commercial law, with a particular emphasis on public law, procurement law and real-estate law. In addition, Eversheds […]

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