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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.

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Latham triumphs in London Metal Exchange Court of Appeal hearing

Latham & Watkins has won a Court of Appeal hearing for the London Metal Exchange (LME) against Marcfarlanes client Rusal, finding that the exchange had acted fairly and lawfully in imposing new requirements for warehouses. The Russian metal giant scored a victory in March 2014 when the High Court ruled that the LME should have […]

Collyer Bristow announces winner of Student Award 2014

The winner of the Collyer Bristow Student Award 2014 is Middlesex University graduate Chis Alton for his project ‘EDL’, or English Disco Lovers. With its ‘Don’t Hate! Gyrate!’ message, Alton’s work, which is based around the internet and social media ‘bombing’, is intended to tackle racism by drawing on the positivity of the disco music […]

Southeast Asian firms gear up for Asean economic zone

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has big plans for 2015, with regional economic integration on the agenda. As part of this a single market will be created to allow the free flow of goods, services, investments and labour across the region’s 10 member states.  In preparation regional firms Rajah & Tann and Zicolaw […]

Walker Morris advises Westhouse Securities on cloudBuy share placing

Specialist corporate lawyers at Walker Morris have advised Westhouse Securities on the share placing by cloudBuy to raise £4.3m. Following a secondary fundraising in September 2013, on which Walker Morris also acted for Westhouse Securities, this further fundraising was announced on 2 October 2014. Westhouse Securities acted on the fundraising by the company by placing […]

US derivatives rules proposal is noble but not without questions, says Eversheds

Andrew Henderson, partner and regulation expert at Eversheds, has commented on new derivatives rules proposed in the US. He said: ‘ISDA’s plans show that the bank resolution measures, which govern failing sell-side institutions, are relevant for the buy-side entities. ISDA’s desire to prolong by agreement the otherwise temporary statutory suspension of contractual termination rights, which […]

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