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Mishcon de Reya

Tribunal rejects Mishcon’s “unfair” SRA admission

Mishcon de Reya’s attempt to stave off involvement in a four-day hearing failed this afternoon, despite belatedly accepting that it did operate a banking facility through its client account. The firm’s concession came in the form of a proposed statement of facts and admissions to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) at around 5pm on Monday […]

Updates to European facilities agent requirements

In July 2019, the European Commission’s new framework for cross-border distributions of investment funds entered into force and will apply in each EU Member state by 2 August 2021. The overall framework represents an overhaul of the current rules on cross-border distribution of both UCITS and alternative investment funds (AIFs).


Mishcon arbitration partner exits for Taylor Wessing

Less than a week after partners voted in favour of an IPO, Mishcon de Reya is set to lose its head of international arbitration to a City rival. Karel Daele is making the move to Taylor Wessing, The Lawyer can reveal. He had joined Mishcon in 2013 from Tanzanian firm Mkono & Co Advocates, as the […]

Britney Spears’ conservatorship

Britney Spears has featured in the news again over the last few days, first in relation to her father’s application to end her conservatorship and secondly her plans to marry her long-term boyfriend.

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Goodwin strikes Dechert again to boost Paris ranks

Goodwin has hired a new partner from Dechert to bolster its life sciences and tech practice in France. Intellectual property partner Marie Fillon will work with Paris-based technology and life sciences partners Anne-Charlotte Rivière, Thomas Dupont-Sentilles and Benjamin Garçon. Rivière was also hired last April from Dechert to kickstart the practice. An expert on IP […]

New Irish legislation on individual accountability

On 27 July 2021, the General Scheme of the Central Bank (Individual Accountability) Bill was published. The bill will introduce a new legislative framework to improve individual accountability in the financial sector, known collectively as the “Individual Accountability Framework”.