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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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Financial Conduct Authority

FCA brings criminal proceedings against ex-Clifford Chance lawyer

Criminal proceedings are being brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) against a former Clifford Chance lawyer and his brother, an ex-Goldman Sachs analyst. The FCA is commencing proceedings after carrying out an investigation into lawyer Suhail Zina and brother Mohammed, who was an analyst in Goldman’s conflicts resolution group. The matter relate to six […]

Slaughter and May

Slaughters introduces EA role after secretarial review

Slaughter and May has concluded an extensive review of its secretarial function, part of an effort to broaden its scope and shift to new ways of working. The review officially started at the beginning of 2019, but the arrival of the pandemic in 2020 hampered its progress. The changes came into effect early this year. […]

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Wine producer hits back in dispute with Goldman Sachs

A bitter legal battle is heating up over claims that Goldman Sachs was “grossly negligent” in encouraging an employee of Europe’s largest wine producer to enter unauthorised foreign exchange transactions. J.Garcia Carrion, which is also the fourth-largest wine producer in the world, is taking on the bank due to the actions of its former chief […]

Newcastle

Clifford Chance’s Newcastle revenue hits £5m in three years

The revenue of Clifford Chance‘s Newcastle office has hit £5m, three years after the acquisition of Carillion Advice Services (CAS), the paralegal and managed legal services arm of the defunct contractor. The office’s limited liability partnership (LLP) accounts show that the hub’s turnover increased 66 per cent over the last financial year, growing from £3m […]

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Uber’s Supreme Court challenge falls flat in drivers’ rights dispute

In a pivotal victory for those in the gig economy, the Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed an appeal from Uber regarding workers’ rights. After previously falling short in the Employment Tribunal, Uber once again failed to convince the court that its drivers are independent contractors who work under customer contracts and not for Uber. The […]

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