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Capital market trends and expectations for 2021

It has certainly been a profound start to a new decade thus far, and after the events of 2020, what have we noticed in terms of new stock exchange listing trends and what do we anticipate for this current calendar year?

The new how: thriving on change

The world is changing. At lightning-fast speed. This white paper, prepared as part of The Lawyer’s Smarter Working Week, looks at the main drivers for change in more detail and how you can prepare for ‘change3’.

The Changing Face of Digital ID in Jersey and Guernsey

The problem of confirming identity without face-to-face meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic has brought digital systems for the verification of identity (“Digital ID”) into focus, and may well accelerate the transition from paper based to digital systems as the default means of verifying identity. The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (“GFSC”) and Jersey Financial Services Commission […]

Irish High Court directs remote hearing of witness action

COVID-19 and the associated social distancing and other public health measures have had far-reaching practical consequences for court hearings. From the outset of the pandemic, the courts adapted quickly by introducing full remote hearings – initially for appeal hearings that did not require witnesses to give evidence, but also more recently for hearings involving witnesses. […]

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Greenberg reignites London restructuring with senior Bakers hire

Greenberg Traurig has targeted Baker McKenzie for its latest hire, as the US firm hams up its London recruitment drive. Ian Jack, co-head of Bakers’ global restructuring & insolvency group is the latest lawyer to be lured to Greenberg’s HQ in The Shard. He has spent over 23 years at Bakers, making partner in 1998 […]

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Redundancies expected as BCLP reviews support function

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) is to cut roles from within its document production team in London, after deciding to outsource work to an external provider. The Lawyer understands that the team is made up of nearly 30 employees who were informed of the process in the last few weeks. It is understood the roles will […]

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Kirkland reaches $4bn turnover for first time

Kirkland & Ellis has crossed the $4bn revenue mark, becoming the first global law firm to do so. The US firm has grown its revenues by just over 10 per cent to hit $4.1bn from last year’s $3.76bn figure. While Kirkland does not release its financial figures for London, The Lawyer understands the office expanded […]

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