Banking/finance

  • EXPANSION

    HFW culls team from Locke Lord

    Firm continues its Greater China transactional expansion with major team hire following recent hire of Locke Lord's Hong Kong managing partner and two other lawyers.

  • M&A

    M&A still likes big MACs

    Exciting times as material adverse change clauses remain a vital piece of M&A agreements, according to Nixon Peabody's 17th MAC Survey.

  • APPOINTMENTS

    High calibre team

    A quartet of financial regulation and enforcement partners joins Baker McKenzie.

  • BANKING REGULATION

    Big banking data warning

    Law firm publishes 'Global Bank Review: The Data Game' warning of the legal, regulatory and political pitfalls of big data.

  • ISLAMIC ARBITRATION

    Arbitration in “dire” need of sharia expertise

    Specialist arbitration course launched in Dubai as Islamic finance grows and industry responds to “dire need” of expertise.

  • M&A

    Toughing out M&A hangover

    Baker McKenzie report reveals M&A to drop 25 percent in 2020 in the face of an uncertainty, with North America the outlier.

  • FINTECH

    And the winners areā€¦

    Simmons & Simmons announces winning businesses making up the fourth cohort to receive support from the firm's fintech fund.

  • LEGAL TECH

    White & Case tools up for bonds

    Firm offers interactive research tech tool for global leveraged loan and high-yield bond activity.

  • APPOINTMENTS

    Ashurst appointments a milestone in LatAm

    Second project finance hire in a week signals further step in Ashurst's ambitions for global team.

  • FINTECH

    Singapore fintech plan links lawyers to payments industry

    New initiative helping payment firms easily access specialised legal services to meet compliance needs is to be launched in November after two-month pilot.

  • APPOINTMENTS

    NRF regulatory partner returns

    Norton Rose Fulbright in Frankfurt welcomes return of regulatory partner, bringing back client-side experience.

  • PENSIONS

    HSF highlights tougher UK pension regulation

    Tougher regulation takes hold as pension regulator steps up requests for information, warns Herbert Smith Freehills.

  • DIGITAL ASSETS

    Singapore adds MAS SPICE

    Newly launched Code of Practice strengthens regulatory compliance for the digital asset industry with legal support from Linklaters.

  • RISK

    A new take on guns and butter

    According to the WSJ, some public companies are telling investors about how gun violence could affect their financial performance.

  • CLIENT SERVICE

    Fintech firm marks legal milestone

    White & Case and Cooley join 42 other law firms harnessing Shieldpay, as fintech firm marks major milestone ahead of changes to SRA rules.


 

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