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ESG trends and themes with Bradley Davidson, ESG Lead for RBS International

We Talk Banking & Finance is a new bi-weekly podcast in which lawyers from Walkers’ international banking team discuss the latest themes and trends in offshore finance with industry experts. In the second episode, senior counsel Julia Keppe and sssociate Alice Wight talk to Bradley Davidson, ESG Lead at RBS International, on all things ESG and look at the factors influencing direction of travel, including regulation, reporting and investor behaviour.

Skye Assets Fund Spc: Pressing the pause button on a voluntary liquidation

In the recent judgment involving Skye Assets Fund SPC (in voluntary liquidation), the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands considered an application brought by an interested party for the deferral of the liquidation of the company pending the determination of a petition for a court-supervised liquidation. The Court considered (i) the relief sought by the petitioner and (ii) the possible abuse of court process.

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Cut the noise : The in-house legal technology and automation report

In our most recent research report BRYTER, the no-code automation platform and The Lawyer explored the topics of how in-house counsel spend their time, their level of access to technology, and how they seek to achieve operational excellence in their organizations. The findings from the report revealed two common themes In-house counsel are delivering specialized […]

Austria: Digital insurance sales – a practical guide for direct sales

The digital distribution of insurance products has become one of the core topics for the insurance industry in recent years and is on the agenda of almost every insurance company. Insurers who want to sell their products digitally are thus faced with the question of how to implement the applicable legal framework and ensure that their online business is legally compliant.

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By James Quarmby, partner at Stephenson Harwood I first came out as gay to my colleagues as a newly-qualified solicitor in September 1998 when, a few months after joining, I was asked whether I would be bringing my wife or girlfriend to the firm’s Christmas party. This was, I thought, an ideal opportunity to put […]

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The Lawyer Awards 2021: Shortlist revealed

The Lawyer Awards takes place in November this year, with scores of firms, in-house teams and chambers making the shortlist. The winners will be announced in our virtual awards ceremony, taking place on Tuesday 2 November. Last year saw Keystone win the top prize, as the coronavirus pandemic vindicated the firm’s non-traditional and remote working model in spades. […]

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