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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 […]



Plunge in number of contracts shows market is behind the game

News last week that the number of training contracts has contracted by a whopping 10.5 per cent in the past year is a sure sign the trainee recruitment model needs to be urgently reassessed. In 2011/12 4,869 training contracts were registered by the Law Society compared with 5,441 in 2010/11 and 6,303 in 2006/07. The […]

Seoul march continues

With Baker & McKenzie and Linklaters becoming the latest international firms to arrive in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea now plays host to over 20 foreign firms. Like many of its US rivals, Linklaters already has a Korea practice team in its existing network. The magic circle firm today announced the relocation of […]

Transparency of clinical trials data

This document contains an overview of current rules on access to clinical trials data, an overview of the anticipated legislative changes and a summary of the issues that the new regulation may bring, including concerns raised by the industry. This is an area of considerable interest to the industry at large and to many clients, […]


Manx firm Dougherty Quinn bolts on local boutique Kerruish

Isle of Man firm Dougherty Quinn has announced it is merging with local private client and corporate boutique Kerruish Law & Trust. The merger will take place on 1 June. Kerruish managing director Paul Kerruish will join Dougherty Quinn as a director, the firm’s partner equivalent. Kerruish will head up Dougherty Quinn’s commercial property team […]


Chris Howard has left Linklaters again

Will it be third time lucky at Sullivans? Chris Howard’s move to Sullivan & Cromwell is one of the most eye-catching lateral hires this year, not least because so many assumed that he had found a permanent berth on his return to Linklaters in 2010. The restructuring star left Linklaters in 2004 to join Freshfields […]

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