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Law changes following Brexit enable the FCA to hold Google to account for accepting Scammers online Advertisements

The ever-present scourge of investment fraud currently perpetrated through online platforms presents a growing problem for law enforcement and regulators alike. One significant benefit that Brexit has brought to this situation is that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) can now take action against online platforms, whereas previously the EU rules on advertising financial products did not encompass Google and similar platforms.

Employee ownership: getting the best from your trustees

When a business chooses to transition to employee ownership (EO), a trust must be established for the benefit of the employees of the company. The trust becomes the legal owner of the company shares, and the trustees are appointed to the board of that trust. Their role is to protect the interests of the employees as shareholders.

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Freshfields arbitration veteran moves to the Bar

The head of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s arbitration practice is to join commercial set Twenty Essex. Nigel Rawding QC is an international arbitration practitioner who mainly acts as counsel while occasionally sitting as an arbitrator. He has spent nearly 40 years at Freshfields. Based in London, he has also worked in the firm’s New York and […]

AXA GC passes on the baton after 20 years

AXA UK & Ireland has appointed a new general counsel. Emily Coupland succeeds Edward Davis, who retires at the end of the month after two decades at the business. Coupland is appointed to the GC role from AXA Partners, where she held the position of general secretary for five years. Prior to this, Coupland spent […]

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The seven biggest moves at the Bar in April

3 Paper Buildings and St Philips Barristers are expanding their family and personal injury groups respectively with new hires, while commercial sets poached big hitters from the City’s magic circle law firms. Here are the seven biggest moves from April: Ria Herbert and Sam Pentony, 3 Paper Buildings Last month, 3 Paper Buildings announced that […]

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