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Podcast: Lisa Nandy on the US elections and beyond

Richard Hermer QC, Murray Hunt and Helen Mountfield QC speak to Lisa Nandy, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Labour MP for Wigan. Listen as they discuss topics including the results of the US election, the UK’s international reputation and influence, when it is appropriate for the UK to intervene militarily overseas to prevent crimes against humanity […]

Pensions regulator code of practice on scheme funding

The Pensions Regulator has published its interim response to its first consultation on the defined benefit code of practice. The changes require the Pensions Regulator (tPR) to update its Code of Practice on Scheme Funding.


Stock exchange

Gateley listing date set for 8 June with share price of 95p

Gateley has announced the date of its initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) will be 8 June. An announcement filed with the LSE this morning (28 May) confirmed that the issue price of the shares would be set at 95p, although the number of shares issued is yet to be confirmed.  […]

Bernie Ecclestone drafts in HSF and five-silk team on £1bn HMRC tax bill

Former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has turned to Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) in his battle with HM Revenue and Customs over a £1bn tax bill. HSF has drafted in a heavyweight team of five silks to seek permission to bring a judicial review against HMRC, which has reopened a long-running dispute over an Ecclestone family […]

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Arthur Cox and Kerman & Co advise on Applegreen’s €70m IPO

Arthur Cox and Kerman & Co are working with Dublin-based Applegreen, as the petrol forecourt retailer set out its intention to float on Aim and its Irish equivalent, the Enterprise Securities Market (ESM). Arthur Cox is advising the company on Irish aspects of the listing, with a team led by Dublin-based chairman Ciarán Bolger, head […]

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Challenger bank Hampshire Trust hires first director of legal from CAF

Challenger bank Hampshire Trust Bank has hired Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) director of legal Ann Doan as its first director of legal and compliance. Ðoàn spent six and a half years heading up the CAF legal team as director of legal, compliance and risk. She is the first in-house lawyer for Hampshire Trust, which was […]

Former GFH GC Haigh faces criminal embezzlement charges after Dubai hearing escalated

Ex-Leeds United chief David Haigh will face embezzlement and breach of trust charges in Dubai after his case was escalated by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to the Dubai criminal courts last week. Haigh may have to represent himself in the criminal proceedings after Stephenson Harwood and Olswang and local firm Nasser Malalla came off […]

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