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Time waits for no financial services institution

By Guy Wilkes Financial service firms cannot wait for the outcome of the leave negotiations before putting their restructuring plans into effect After the initial excitement and panic following the referendum result lawyers were quick to reassure their clients that nothing had changed overnight. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) similarly sought to reassure people that […]

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Who should pay for fire safety building remediation costs?

In December 2020, we reported on the vote by the House of Lords on amendments to the Fire Safety Bill relating to the remediation costs associated with the replacement of the dangerous cladding panels and other fire safety defects. Both the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill are anticipated to come into effect early this year.

‘Diversity is a given, Inclusion is a choice’ – actionable ideas

In our 3rd blog in the series, ‘Diversity is given, Inclusion is a choice’, Annelieke Jense and Frouke Horstmann provide practical ways based on their experience working with clients on how organisations can create a true inclusive culture by installing processes that mitigate unconscious biases.

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Simpson Thacher scoops City restructuring duo – at last

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has hired two partners from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Kirkland & Ellis as it kickstarts a restructuring practice in the City. The firm has recruited Adam Gallagher from the magic circle firm and James Watson from Kirkland. Gallagher is the more senior of the two hires, having been profiled in The […]

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Freshfields to accelerate partner progression under new lockstep plans

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has completed a review of its lockstep structure, in a move that would allow the firm’s high-performing junior partners to move through the compensation gates at a faster rate. The Lawyer understands that the review, which began last year, is subject to an internal vote. The changes, once approved, would be effective […]

Hogan Lovells elects EMEA head as chair

Hogan Lovells has named regional managing partner for EMEA Marie-Aimée de Dampierre as its new chair. Paris-based de Dampierre will succeed Hamburg IP partner Leopold von Gerlach who, after completing a three-year term, will return to his practice. Von Gerlach replaced long-serving partner Nicholas Cheffings, who served a six-year term, in 2018. Upon taking the […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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