The speed read: Swedish matches; Weil gets its man; and US firms’ Hong Kong question

There were plenty of global developments in the legal industry this week, providing a bit of respite from City-centric action. Here are the key takeaways from the past seven days.

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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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Sidley ramps up London recruitment with Proskauer hire

Sidley Austin has added a new corporate recruit from Proskauer Rose’s London office, following on from the hire of ex-Kirkland & Ellis funds partner Mateja Maher last month, The firm has brought in corporate and PE partner Eleanor Shanks, who spent over three years at Proskauer. Working within the firm’s private equity and mergers and […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

Beckwith’s SDT hearing: “I’ve never seen him behave inappropriately around women”, character witnesses claim

Two character witnesses were called by Ryan Beckwith’s defence team today, as the disciplinary hearing into the Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner draws to a close. Restructuring partner Beckwith is facing claims from the SRA that he breached two of its principles, linked to events that took place in 2016 with a former colleague. He is […]

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