Finance view: The night of the living wills – bank resolution work offers opportunity for FinReg counsel

Finance view: The night of the living wills – bank resolution work offers opportunity for FinReg counsel

Michael West reports on the introduction of bank resolution protocols Financial regulatory lawyers returned from their holidays this year to a lot of calls on one topic – bank resolution. The implementation this year of the EU’s Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) combined with the Greek crisis has pushed an issue that’s been simmering …

Revolving Doors: Insurance-focused firms invest as Clydes expands in South Africa and DWF hires a former managing partner

Revolving Doors: Insurance-focused firms invest as Clydes expands in South Africa and DWF hires a former managing partner

Last week saw a flurry of announcements as firms revealed their hires made over the summer. Clyde & Co invested in its South Africa office with a lateral from Linklaters’ ally Webber Wentzel, DWF hired the former managing partner of Anderson Strathern and Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) hired a partner from Chadbourne & Parke’s City office.

The Finance View: Bigger, simpler, cheaper? How to position the modern securitisation counsel

The Finance View: Bigger, simpler, cheaper? How to position the modern securitisation counsel

Michael West assesses the impact of the ongoing rehabilitation of structured finance Securitisation lawyers have been hard pressed since the financial crisis, diversifying their practices and often even ditching the S word. However, relief has been increasingly at hand in the last two years as the thinking of regulators and policy-makers has swung from seeing …

Revolving doors: Global 100 firms expand in Europe as Hill Dickinson hires a captain

Revolving doors: Global 100 firms expand in Europe as Hill Dickinson hires a captain

Last week saw Global 100 firms building their presence in Europe, with White & Case bolstering its private equity (PE) practice and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton expanding its competition offering in Brussels. Meanwhile Hill Dickinson hired two partners for its Asia offering including Captain Joe Quain and K&L Gates benefitted from Dentons’ Singapore office …