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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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Ropes adds funds partner in second hire this week

Ropes & Gray has added a new partner to its funds team, in the same week it also launched a European life sciences group with a recruit from Arnold & Porter. Emily Brown is the latest funds joiner from Schulte Roth & Zabel. She has been at Schulte’s London office for over two years and […]

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Meghan Markle’s opponents have a busy year

Fans of celebrity showdowns will be denied their thrills this year following the Duchess of Sussex’s successful application for summary judgment against Associated Newspapers, but the Daily Mail’s favourite law firm still has a full pipeline for 2021. Over the last few years RPC partner Keith Mathieson has also fastened his grip on defence work […]

‘My legal team is essential to advancing the strategic goals of the business’

Our latest 60-second interview features Lily Hepworth, general counsel and company secretary for Immunocore, a T cell receptor biotechnology company working to develop and commercialise new medicines for cancer, infection and autoimmune disease. Hepworth talks about what the last year looked like for her, the role her team has played in advancing the strategic goals […]

HSF repays £75m in Covid borrowings

Herbert Smith Freehills has been able to repay £75m worth of additional funds taken as a precaution from its revolving credit facility at the start of the pandemic. The firm said the draw down has now been fully repaid due to its strong financial performance over 2019/20. The firm’s LLP accounts show that borrowings rose […]

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