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Covid-19 & green finance: What next?

In this feature article, Mark Oliphant of The International Stock Exchange Group goes from Brexit and through COVID-19 to explore the impact so far on, and the prospects for the future of, green finance and the wider sustainable investing market.

Virtual roundtable: In a period of unknown, how can we make a difference?

Following the success of our first Virtual Roundtable, we are pleased to announce details of the next session. The expert panel will continue their discussion around current priority pain points, challenges and opportunities. They will share more insights into the shifting workplace culture, and how they are adapting to new ways of working during the […]

Covid-19 – charity AGM restrictions in the Isle of Man

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions place unprecedented difficulties on Isle of Man registered charities holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM). Due to the recent implementation of measures regarding social distancing, isolation and restrictions on travel and movement, the logistics of a charity holding an AGM in the usual manner is not possible. The Isle of Man Attorney General has issued some guidance to assist Manx charities over the coming months.

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Hogan Lovells has acted for AEG in obtaining phase 2 merger control clearance from the Competition Commission (CC) for AEG Facilities’ acquisition of the contract to manage Wembley Arena. The CC provisionally cleared the deal in July and has since been seeking comments from interested parties. In its final report, published today, the CC has […]

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Lawyer Management: HowardKennedyFsi

HowardKennedyFsi finance director Philip Mitchell joined legacy firm Finers Stephens Innocent in January 1992, having been a senior manager at KPMG from 1989. The two firms officially merged in January 2013. How has your role changed since the merger? As well as needing to learn a new accounts system (Elite) the most time-consuming yet extremely […]

Shoosmiths advises Provexis on Science in Sport demerger

Corporate specialists at Shoosmiths have advised Provexis, the sports nutrition and life science group, on the demerger of its Science in Sport division. Science in Sport (SiS), which manufactures and sells sports nutrition products, has been independently listed on AIM and officially joined the AIM growth market on 9 August. Partner Mark Shepherd and solicitors […]

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