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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 […]

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DLA Piper’s Burger and Burke advise Seeing Machines on fundraising initiative

DLA Piper has advised AlM-listed Seeing Machines on the Australian component of its most recent fundraising initiative to raise a maximum of approximately £6.66m (AU$12.3m). Seeing Machines, a supplier of driver/operator safety monitoring technology and services, is developing technology for advanced driver assistance systems. The company is focused on six strategic markets: automotive; commercial fleet; […]

Shoosmiths storms Inside Buzz employer rankings

Shoosmiths has topped five categories and featured in another five in Target Jobs’ Inside Buzz rankings. Target Jobs set up the rankings so law graduates can get the ‘inside buzz’ on what trainees really think of the firm they work for, providing them with a comprehensive view of what it is like to work there. […]

DLA Piper represents Regent Properties in $300m fundraising

DLA Piper has represented real-estate investment management organisation Regent Properties in its fundraising of $300m (£191m) in equity commitments. The $300m in commitments exceeds Regent’s fundraising goals by 50 per cent. The investors in the fund include BlackRock and Caxton Alternative Management, as well as high-net-worth family offices. DLA Piper worked with Regent Properties in the creation of its […]

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Freshfields partner Wills appointed financial institutions group co-head

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has named retail sector group head Claire Wills as co-head of its financial institutions group (FIG) to replace banking partner Sean Pierce.  Pierce is standing down after six years at the helm of the group. He was appointed co-head of the FIG group following the departure of Perry Noble in 2008 (13 […]

2014 Power Part Time List recognises Wragge partner Sarah Sasse

Sarah Sasse, who leads Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s public sector IT/outsourcing practice, has been named in the 2014 Power Part Time list. The list, compiled by Timewise and published in The Financial Times, showcases the stories and achievements of 50 of the UK’s most powerful professionals who all happen to work part-time or flexibly. […]

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