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CBI confirms details for taxonomy regulation and SFDR level 2 fast track processes

On 15 November 2021, the Central Bank of Ireland (“Central Bank”) issued a Notice formally confirming its intention to establish a fast-track filing process and also clarified the filing requirements for pre-contractual documentation updates in relation to the Taxonomy Regulation (“TR”) and Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation Level 2 measures (“SFDR L2”). The TR requirements will […]

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Stephenson Harwood QC leaves for Mishcon

Mishcon de Reya has added to its arbitration ranks with a new partner hire from Stephenson Harwood. Louis Flannery QC is set to join the City firm once the Covid-19 crisis settles after a long stint as head of Stephenson Harwood’s international arbitration group. Operating on arbitration and litigation matters related to frauds and conflicts, […]

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No delay granted in Bird & Bird Heineken trial after lawyer contracts Covid-19 symptoms

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s bid to delay a trial against Heineken has fallen flat, despite its lawyers at Bird & Bird arguing they were hindered when one of their team fell ill with coronavirus-related symptoms. Acting for AB InBev during a patent dispute linked to a so-called ‘bag-in-a-bottle’, Bird & Bird partner Morag Macdonald highlighted the recent […]

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Luminance on hunt for in-house clients to fend off BigLaw competition

Artificial intelligence company Luminance is looking to target in-house clients to counteract law firms’ increasing investments in this area. The startup currently has more than 200 businesses in its client portfolio. Of these 200, 90 per cent are law firms. Following a recent review, Luminance aims to expand the in-house representation in a bid to […]

Ashurst to cut partner drawings by 20 per cent

Partners at Ashurst will have their monthly drawings reduced by 20 per cent as part of a firmwide programme to ensure its financial resilience through the Covid-19 crisis. The firm has today announced a Stronger Together programme, which covers all of its 28 global offices in 16 countries and impacts every member of staff, which […]

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Pinsents lands data privacy partner from Stephenson Harwood

Pinsent Masons has strengthened its data privacy and information law offering in London by bringing in Jonathan Kirsop from Stephenson Harwood. In his new role at the firm, the Allen & Overy alumnus will prioritise the firm’s financial services clients, with his prior experience ranging from contractual and regulatory advice, data subject access requests to […]

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