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Ireland Update – Use of Electronic Signatures on Regulatory Documents and Forms

In a statement published on 24 August 2020, the Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”) confirmed to regulated firms that its policy regarding the use of electronic signatures is that, in the absence of any specific legal provisions to the contrary, regulated firms may use electronic signatures in submitting regulatory documents and forms to […]

The rise of legal platforms and why they matter

In the past, I have spoken about the possibility of a tsunami of change within the legal industry. It is something I have been carefully watching for several years and things now seem to be rapidly accelerating.

Protected disclosures: update for employers in Ireland

The recent High Court decision of John Clarke v. CGI Food Services Limited and CGI Holding Limited [2020] IEHC 368 demonstrates the broad scope of the definition of protected disclosures under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014.

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The Lawyer’s Top 50 US law firms in the UK revealed

The 50 largest US law firms ranked by revenue have been revealed with the publication of The Lawyer US Top 50 report. Last year was a record for US firms in the UK in terms of the total revenue they generated, with the combined turnover of the 50 largest rising by 13 per cent over […]

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Kirkland topples White & Case to take number one spot in UK

Kirkland & Ellis is now the largest US firm in the UK by revenue, The Lawyer can confirm, with the $380m turnover it generated in 2018 putting it at the number one position for the first time ever. The new data is included in the latest US Top 50 2019 report, which ranks US firms […]

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Freshfields muscles in on Macquarie’s telecoms bid

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has emerged as the second magic circle firm advising on the tussle for UK telecoms group KCom, following a competing bid made by Macquarie European Infrastructure. An announcement this morning revealed that a fund managed by Macquarie has been recommended to acquire KCom, just over a month after the Universities Superannuation Scheme […]

Raab, not Johnson, leads Tory leadership race when it comes to lawyer endorsements

Boris Johnson may be the hot favourite to replace Theresa May as Conservative leader – and Prime Minister – in the party’s leadership race, but he has so far failed to attract the initial support of Parliament’s lawyers. Initial indications suggest that Johnson has 42 supporters among the Tory MPs who will whittle down the […]

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