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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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A&O rejigs corporate and banking leadership

Allen & Overy (A&O) has announced two new banking and corporate heads, coming swiftly after the firm’s leadership election results. Philip Bowden has been reappointed as global co-head of banking, with Hong Kong-based Vicki Liu stepping into the role of co-head alongside him. She succeeds Amsterdam-based Andrew Thomas, who was in the position for four […]

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Hogan Lovells adds 170 more laptops to cover remote working shortages

Hogan Lovells purchased hundreds of laptops globally, as it emerged not enough equipment would be available when the firm carried out a remote working test last month. The hastened procurement effort was sparked by the realisation, during a firmwide remote working test, that a number of staff members in business services and secretarial functions were […]

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Eversheds mulls cut in monthly drawings in response to pandemic

Partners at Eversheds Sutherland are considering a cut in monthly drawings in order to protect the firm from the economic fallout of Covid-19. The cuts are part of a number of measures that the firm announced today (8 April 2020) to safeguard the non-US side of its business. Eversheds stated that partners have expressed their […]

Beleaguered WeWork loses European GC

WeWork’s first-ever European general counsel has exited after 18 months in the role. Sarah Nelson Smith joined the co-working platform in September 2018 as it looked to ramp up its legal capabilities outside the US. When it started the hunt for a European GC in April 2018, WeWork stated that a separate regional head was needed […]

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