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Fladgate embroiled in £50m fraud claim

Fladgate is fighting back against allegations of “dishonest assistance” from a BVI-based company that has accused the law firm of being complicit in a historic fraud. Kea Investments Limited is bringing the case against Fladgate, with its lawyers at Farrer & Co recently criticising the law firm for “very obvious deficiencies” in its disclosure. The […]

Costs risk in appeals from the Irish tax appeals commission

The Finance (Tax Appeals) Act, 2015 introduced a new architecture for the hearing and determination of tax appeals. Amongst other changes, the Tax Appeals Commission (the “TAC”) replaced the Appeal Commissioners, with appeals directly to the High Court only on question(s) of law arising from the TAC’s determination (a ‘case stated’), rather than to the Circuit Court on the basis of a full rehearing of the tax appeal.

Hogan Lovells’ former chair joins Crown Estate

The Crown Estate has brought in Hogan Lovells’ former chair as its interim group head of legal, as general counsel Rob Booth takes on a new role in the business.  Nicholas Cheffings, who served as chair of Hogan Lovells for six years between 2012 to 2018, takes on the position of interim group head of […]

EAEU Treaty on trademarks comes into effect

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Treaty on Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin of Goods came into effect on April 26, 2021. It serves as a foundation document for the formation of a regional system within EAEU territory.

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Freshfields secures win in Babylon Health battle

Dechert has suffered a defeat at the High Court after Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer secured a win for Babylon Health’s CEO in a multimillion-pound shareholder dispute. Ali Parsadoust, who founded the digital healthcare start-up in 2013, claimed damages and a summary judgment against a major shareholder in the service provider’s holding company, Babylon Holdings. He claimed […]

Banking leaders discuss keeping pace with growth, digital transformation and driving operational efficiency

In a live webinar hosted by the Financial Times, Clare Hart, CEO of Williams Lea, joined two top operational leaders in the corporate and investment banking industry, David Sliney, Chief Operating Officer of investment bank, Stifel and Paul Poggi, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of specialist M&A advisor, Harris Williams, in a panel discussion on the intense pressure within corporate and investment banks to find better and more cost effective ways of running core support functions.

LISTed – April 2021

LISTed is the Maples Group’s industry newsletter from the global listings team. The Group’s global listings team is an acknowledged leader in listing services with specialist teams based in its Cayman Islands, Dublin, Hong Kong, Jersey, London and Luxembourg offices.

Magic circle duo win panel places for global RE investor

Cromwell Property Group has finalised its new European panel, after assessing firms on metrics including diversity, ESG and their gearing in revenue per lawyer and profit per equity partner. The Australia-based real estate investor and manager has wrapped up its review, which began at the beginning of 2021 after an assessment of its group strategy […]