Banking and finance

Norton Rose

Norton Rose Fulbright responds to fintech boom with practice launch

Norton Rose Fulbright has formed a global payments practice in an effort to extend its consulting efforts to the challenges clients face when launching new digital financial services. The practice, which is mainly overseen by partner and global head of financial services Jonathan Herbst and fintech partner Victoria Birch, involves a 50-strong team including fee-earners from […]

Ogier advises Scotiabank on Dominican Republic bank acquisition

By Simon Schilder, Christian Burns-Di Lauro Ogier has advised Scotiabank on its acquisition of 97.4% of Banco Dominicano del Progreso in the Dominican Republic. The acquisition, which received regulatory approval by the Superintendency of Banks and the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, doubles Scotiabank’s customer base in the Dominican Republic. […]

Swiss Life – CHF 250 mio. Senior Bond

Swiss Life Holding Ltd has successfully placed a CHF 250 million senior bond with final maturity in 2023. Walder Wyss acted as legal counsel to Swiss Life on this transaction. The team was led by Markus Pfenninger (Partner, Transaction Team) and included Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax), Ramona Wyss (Managing Associate, Transaction Team) and Christian Schmid (Trainee).

Conyers advises Sun Kong Holdings over HK$60m IPO

Conyers Dill & Pearman provided British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands legal advice to Sun Kong Holdings Limited (the “Company”) in connection with its HK$60 million initial public offering of 100,000,000 shares on the GEM Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (Stock code: 8631). The Company engages in the sale and transportation of […]

Conyers advises China Gingko Education Group Company for HK$180m IPO

Conyers Dill & Pearman provided British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands legal advice to China Gingko Education Group Company Limited (the “Company”) in connection with its HK$180 million initial public offering of 125,000,000 Shares on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock code: 1851). The Company operates Yinxing Hospitality Management […]


Beleaguered Squires set for further partner loss to Crowell

Squire Patton Boggs is to lose yet another lawyer to Crowell & Moring, making him the latest partner this year to join former London head Robert Weekes. Debt finance partner Andrew Knight is the latest defection from Squires’ London office. He has been at Squires for the past 11 years, having moved from legacy Speechly […]

DAC hires Kirkland partner to lead banking practice

DAC Beachcroft has hired Kirkland & Ellis partner Chris Wall to head the firm’s banking practice after 18 months in the US firm’s London partnership. Wall – a former Clifford Chance associate – is now tasked with leading the practice, alongside areas of both real estate finance and corporate law. His arrival follows the firm’s […]


RBS prepares for “disruptive” shake-up in next panel review

Having reappointed its panel firms for an extended period at the end of last year, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is looking to add more “disruptive” elements to its next review of legal advisers. It is understood that the bank’s latest panel, which was concluded in December, will last until 2020 at which point […]

Latham’s Kandel in surprise exit as MoFo makes belated London push

Latham & Watkins partner Christopher Kandel has left the firm to join Morrison & Foerster. The London-based partner has until now co-chaired the US firm’s global banking practice, acting on leverage finance and restructuring transactions. Throughout his career, he advised European acquisition financing matters, capital markets and structured loans. He recently provided legal advice on […]

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