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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 […]


Walkers expands practice reach with hires from Mayer Brown, Proskauer

Offshore firm Walkers is strengthening its Dublin office with the launch of insolvency and derivatives teams led by hires from the London offices of Mayer Brown and Proskauer Rose. Mayer Brown senior associate Aaron McGarry has joined the firm, also as a senior associate, to develop a niche derivatives practice in Dublin. McGarry will sit […]

Buy and buy

ome firms are shopping for others like there’s no tomorrow It is a buyers market out there, with M&A topping the agenda of many firms. Take Manchester-headquartered Linder Myers, which completed one acquisition and two mergers in just 24 hours last week. The firm is keeping schtum about how much it paid to buy SNG […]


Squire Sanders expands Middle East reach with Riyadh bolt-on

Squire Sanders has cemented its footing in Saudi Arabia by bolting-on El-Khoury & Partners’ Middle East and North Africa (Mena) practice. The acquisition will provide Squire Sanders with a fully integrated office in Riyadh, operating under the name Al-Enezee in association with Squire Sanders. Previously, Squire Sanders worked in the Saudi Kingdom through an association […]

Weil beefs up Paris finance practice with Linklaters hire

Weil Gotshal & Manges is hiring Linklaters finance partner Olivier Jauffret, just weeks after losing finance head Emmanuel Ringeval to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. The Lawyer understands that Jauffret is to join the US firm as a partner, alongside Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer finance of counsel James Clarke. Clarke will become a partner at Weil, having worked […]

Merger on the dancefloor

If you’re struggling to keep up with the pace of change in England’s legal market, then it might be best not to pay too much heed to what’s going on in Scotland. Since the beginning of the year Tods Murray has taken on Fyfe Ireland, Pinsent Masons has absorbed McGrigors, DWF has bolted on Biggart […]

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