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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 […]


Jeremy Hoyland and Colin Passmore

Simmons hands out bonuses – as partners await decision on profits

Simmons & Simmons is starting to ease a series of measures taken earlier on in the pandemic, dishing out bonuses to staff while profit distributions remain under review. Last spring, decisions around bonuses and pay reviews had been deferred. A spokesperson for the firm said in a statement: “Simmons & Simmons is pleased to confirm […]

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High Court dismisses Depp libel claim against The Sun

Johnny Depp has lost his High Court case against The Sun newspaper, concluding what has been one of the most significant libel trials of the 21st century. In a highly-anticipated judgment handed down by Mr Justice Nicol this morning, the court ruled that the claimant was not successful in his action for libel. Nicol J […]

Taylor Wessing to end Covid-19 emergency measures

Taylor Wessing‘s Covid-19 contingency measures are drawing to a close, one month earlier than was previously expected. The firm is suspending a series of initiatives launched during the spring amid the onset of the pandemic. It expected the measures would run for a total of six months from June through to the end of November. […]

Stewarts wants to be the next Mishcon

Few firms can claim to have been on the same organic growth trajectory as Stewarts Law. Since debuting in The Lawyer UK200 with revenues of £28.5m in 2010/11, turnover has ballooned by 170 per cent to £77m at the latest year end. Over the same period, net profit rose from £11.6m to £29.7m – the […]

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