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CBI confirms details for taxonomy regulation and SFDR level 2 fast track processes

On 15 November 2021, the Central Bank of Ireland (“Central Bank”) issued a Notice formally confirming its intention to establish a fast-track filing process and also clarified the filing requirements for pre-contractual documentation updates in relation to the Taxonomy Regulation (“TR”) and Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation Level 2 measures (“SFDR L2”). The TR requirements will […]

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What you’re all really doing at home

Lockdown is, we’re told, a moment when the usual rules do not apply, and when we all have to cut ourselves some slack. It’s okay not to achieve quite as much when we’re juggling work with the additional stresses that come from being stuck at home all day with the screaming kids, unruly old folks […]

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DWF secures further £15m credit from lenders

DWF has managed to increase its existing revolving credit facilities, securing a further £15m to weather the worst of the Covid-19 crisis. The new funding solution is part of an agreement with lenders struck almost a month after the listed firm braced its investors on the impact of the coronavirus on its business, highlighting that […]

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CMS lays off Madrid lawyers and staff while HSF goes to four-day week in Spain

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is one of two international firms that have been forced to implement cost-saving measures in their Spanish offices this week due to the coronavirus pandemic. HSF has told its Madrid employees that they will work a four-day week from 1 May, cutting their salaries by a corresponding 20 per cent. Meanwhile, […]

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PE house Oakley fills head of legal role with Simpson Thacher hire

Private equity firm Oakley Capital has brought in a Simpson Thacher & Bartlett associate as its new head of legal. The firm has hired Aaron Kienwald, who will lead on funds-related matters relating to its €3bn- worth asset portfolio. Kienwald spent almost five years in the London private equity funds practice of the US firm, […]

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