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Irish regulation in focus: Culture and individual accountability

Increasingly, there is a focus on culture and individual accountability in regulated firms. This has been heightened by various consumer protection issues which have been investigated including the tracker mortgage examination; high profile enforcement actions and the recent engagement with insurers on business interruption cover during COVID-19. Consistently, the Central Bank of Ireland (“Central Bank”) […]

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Bevan Brittan appoints third consecutive female senior partner

Bevan Brittan has appointed a new senior partner, with head of employment, pensions and immigration Jodie Sinclair set to take up the role on 1 May. A 21-year veteran of the firm, Sinclair is Bevan Brittan’s third female senior partner in a row. She had previously joined the board in 2019, and replaces Joanne Easterbrook, […]

Linklaters poised for Dublin office launch

Linklaters is in negotiations to open an office in the Republic of Ireland, the first magic circle firm to join the throng of entrants in the country following Brexit. The firm registered an entity in mid-February, public records show, at an address described as suite 301, 53 Merrion Square South. It is understood that the […]

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Mishcon loses funds head to US firm

Mishcon de Reya’s funds and financial services head Daniel Greenaway has moved to K&L Gates. Following a year-long lateral hiring hiatus in London, K&L Gates has hired Greenaway along with TLT investigations partner Michael Ruck. They are the second and third partners to join this month, following the addition of energy disputes partner Ben Holland […]

GoCardless GC takes on new role amid growth drive

GoCardless general counsel Ahmed Badr has been appointed to the role of chief legal and risk officer (CLRO), as the London fintech pursues its open banking plans and pushes deeper into the US. Badr takes on the newly-created CLRO role, where he will be responsible for leading the teams that cover legal and policy issues, […]

New Look GC moves to Rolex retailer Watches of Switzerland

New Look general counsel Laura Battley has moved across to Watches of Switzerland, less than two years after the latter’s listing on the London Stock Exchange. Battley joins the FTSE 250 British watch retailer after five years as GC and company secretary at New Look. She began her legal training at Slaughter and May in […]

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