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Irish regulation in focus: Culture and individual accountability

Increasingly, there is a focus on culture and individual accountability in regulated firms. This has been heightened by various consumer protection issues which have been investigated including the tracker mortgage examination; high profile enforcement actions and the recent engagement with insurers on business interruption cover during COVID-19. Consistently, the Central Bank of Ireland (“Central Bank”) […]

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HFW has promoted six associates to its partnership, including four in its City office. The promotions will be coming into effect at the start of the financial year, on 1 April. They are spread across three offices, including London, Kuwait and Sydney, and span four of the firm’s industry groups. The four London partners include […]

Linklaters

Linklaters begins UK redundancy round

Linklaters has launched a voluntary redundancy programme for all of its London secretaries and PAs. A total of 225 legal secretaries and business team PAs have been given the opportunity to take voluntary redundancy. Linklaters confirmed that there are no target for the number of employee cuts and no compulsory redundancies. In a statement, the […]

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National Trust GC takes on wider remit after Covid restructure

The National Trust’s general counsel has taken on a wider remit as the Trust looks to return to its former strength, having been severely hit by Covid-19. GC and secretary Jan Lasik will now also serve as secretary and oversee the legal and governance teams, which have been brought together as one. As GC and […]

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Google instructs RPC in Fortnite battle against Clifford Chance

RPC is set to defend Google against a claim from the studio behind hit game Fortnite after the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) recently granted Clifford Chance permission to serve proceedings out of the jurisdiction. This development coincides with the CAT’s rejection of Epic Games’ attempt to also serve proceedings against Apple, meaning that Google remains […]

Deliveroo

City firms lead as Deliveroo targets £8.8bn valuation

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Latham & Watkins have been leading on the bumper listing of Deliveroo, which yesterday said it was targeting a valuation of up to £8.8bn. The magic circle firm bagged a new instruction from the takeaway giant for its listing, with partners Mark Austin and Doug Smith taking the lead. Proskauer Rose […]

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