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Green finance remains high on the agenda despite the potential distractions of COVID-19 and Brexit. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has already set out further developments in the UK Government’s plans for the future of financial services post-Brexit. Alongside updates on approach to matters including equivalence and financial technology, the announcement emphasised the UK’s intention to remain a leader in green finance.
While it would have been easy for sustainability to take a back seat in the rush to repair economies damaged by COVID-19, the pandemic has strengthened the resolve of governments and corporations to ‘build back better’.
Need for a regulatory framework to be established as renewables take off.
The questions to ask yourself when weighing up which strategic aims are best for your legal department, and how to effectively plan the optimisation of a legal function.
Outlining the main reasons why there will be more court cases in years to come
The detailed commentary on European public procurement provides an authoritative interpretation of each provision in the main EU Directive on public procurement – Directive 2014/24/EU. It also highlights the application problems and interpretative issues being raised in EU Member States, which in due time will make their way up to the CJEU or even require further legislative interventions.
The shift to virtual meetings during the pandemic forced a change in the dynamics of dealmaking among bankers and their clients.
Phil Muller, director of legal services at Williams Lea, explains why law firms need to make better use of data, technology and distributed working to future-proof their business models.
The benefits of being flexible to change, as well as the risks of failing to change, were the overarching theme of the recent Sandpiper Partners’ “Working Differently 3.0” East Coast roundtable.
In the recent Scottish case of Chang Chin Fen v Cosco Shipping (Qidong) Offshore Ltd, the Outer House of the Court of Session refused petitions brought by debtor companies under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations, 2006 to, amongst other things, recognise moratoria obtained in the Singapore High Court on the basis that to do so would prejudice the rights of a creditor to claim under its English-law governed debt, which stood outside the proposed Singapore schemes.
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Dechert has made up four lawyers to partner in London for the second year in a row, though the number of promotions globally has more than doubled. The firm has promoted two City lawyers to its disputes practice; Evan Flowers joined in 2016 from Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, while Daniel Natoff also joined in 2016 […]
Ashurst, Slaughter and May and Addleshaw Goddard are the law firms that have been drafted in on the final offer from Lord Rothermere, chairman of Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT). This is the latest offer in his attempts to spur the privatisation of DMGT, after nearly 90 years of it being publicly traded on […]
Clyde & Co is back to having no non-executive directors (NED) on its board, after its first two recruits left one year into their role, The Lawyer has learned. In late 2019, the firm created for the first time the position of NED within its management board. Former Lloyd’s of London CEO Dame Inga Beale and […]
Groups of US law students have said they plan to boycott Gibson Dunn for advancing “the interests of corporations that cause immense harm to the climate and frontline communities”. Activist group Law Students for Climate Accountability posted the open letter this afternoon on Twitter, adding that the firm has “crossed every red line imaginable in […]
CMS won the top mandate for British software company Blue Prism as it became subject to a takeover bidding war between SS&C Technologies and Vista Equity Partners. Blue Prism this week said that US company SS&C’s offer price of £12.75p per share in cash was higher than a bid made by Vista Equity Partners, valuing […]
Each year The Lawyer European Awards showcase the impressive achievements of Europe’s finest within the legal industry. The competition was particularly fierce this year, with a record-breaking amount of submissions from in-house counsel and law firms making the shortlist. The 2021 winners are a force to be reckoned with, having been highly commended by our elite judging panel for implementing bold initiatives ranging from internal innovation to daring international strategies. Recognised as the benchmark of excellence in the European legal sector, The Lawyer European Awards took place online for a virtual ceremony on Wednesday 1 December 2021. We are thrilled to announce that this year’s winning individuals and teams have been announced and the recording is now available to view. Once again, thank you to everyone that contributed to the success of the virtual awards ceremony and congratulations to the winners!
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