Guest post: Conferring with poachers – Bank GCs excluded from Senior Managers Regime after entirely predictable lobbying

Guest post: Conferring with poachers – Bank GCs excluded from Senior Managers Regime after entirely predictable lobbying

Following a consultation launched in January this year, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has decided to exclude the head of legal of all of the banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions that it supervises from senior manager accountability under the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMR). You can access the FCA’s policy statement here. …

Sponsored briefing: Novel issues facing Cayman insolvency professionals dealing with crypto assets

Sponsored briefing: Novel issues facing Cayman insolvency professionals dealing with crypto assets

Conyers’ Paul Smith, Róisín Liddy-Murphy and Jordan McErlean discuss This year marked the tenth anniversary of the world’s first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. Cryptocurrency emerged as a by-product of digital cash with the goal of creating a decentralised currency, which would allow users to anonymously transfer funds online without restriction. Despite its overwhelming success, the crypto market …

Sponsored briefing: Angola: time for private sector participation?

Sponsored briefing: Angola: time for private sector participation?

Raul Mota Cerveira discusses the latest measures from the Angolan parliament to boost the private sector’s contribution to the economy The Angolan Parliament has recently enacted two very important acts, namely the Privatization Framework Act (Law 10/19) and the new Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) Act (Law 11/19). The acts came into force on 14 May 2019, …

Sponsored briefing: Prove it or lose it

Sponsored briefing: Prove it or lose it

Simon Thomas and Clara Hamon of Baker & Partners outline Jersey’s new anti-money laundering law Jersey has bolstered the tools available to tackle money laundering with legislation to establish a non-conviction-based confiscation regime. The Forfeiture of Assets (Civil Proceedings) (Jersey) Law 2018 came into force last summer. It was introduced in response to a recommendation …

Sponsored briefing: Lawyers in Dublin – How to find a good solicitor in Dublin

Sponsored briefing: Lawyers in Dublin – How to find a good solicitor in Dublin

Picking the right solicitor for you can be a daunting experience, particularly when there are so many to choose from, with most claiming to be experts or specialists in a certain field of law. Your legal issue is important to you and you will want to ensure you get it right the first time. Just …

Sponsored briefing: Claims and compensation review | Personal injury claims solicitors in Dublin

Sponsored briefing: Claims and compensation review | Personal injury claims solicitors in Dublin

If you need a solicitor to represent your interests in court, or just require one for a personal consultation on a negotiation that is ongoing, it is best to hire a good personal injury solicitor instead of an ordinary one. This allows you to build adequate confidence to ensure a comfortable legal process on your …

Sponsored briefing: Legal SEO explained – SEO and digital marketing for solicitors

Sponsored briefing: Legal SEO explained – SEO and digital marketing for solicitors

A lot of solicitors assume that their reputation is enough to continue generating a stream of clients. The fact is, the industry has become more competitive than ever before and the best way to compete is by actively engaging in various forms of marketing, including online marketing. Online marketing specifically can be very beneficial to …

Guest comment: LB’s New Law critique flawed as alt players build a ‘new order of client value’

Guest comment: LB’s New Law critique flawed as alt players build a ‘new order of client value’

LB editor-in-chief Alex Novarese recently posted a piece entitled ‘Innovation needs law firm champions’, which hooked on to the story of Axiom’s much-awaited flotation and made some excellent points on the limitations (versus the hype) of New Law. However, in discussing Axiom’s decision to split up its business pre-float, the claim was made that it is easier …

Sponsored briefing: A risk checkup can help companies fight back against fraud

Sponsored briefing: A risk checkup can help companies fight back against fraud

Statistics show that in the UK alone, an estimated 7% of annual turnover is lost to fraud schemes, involving issues such as kickbacks, insider trading, financial statement and invoice fraud, bribery, and even the simple skimming and misappropriation of assets. It is estimated that fraud costs business in the UK over £110bn per year. Fraud, …

Sponsored briefing: With great funding comes great responsibility!

Sponsored briefing: With great funding comes great responsibility!

Jacqueline Young from Augusta Ventures discusses the challenge litigation funders face to balance support for access to justice with more commercial considerations We operate in a strong and growing legal environment. The UK legal services industry is going from strength to strength. A recent report valued the market at £35bn in 2018, with growth forecast …