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Cameroon-based human rights advocate Alice Nkom reflects on her journey in fighting for the decriminalisation of homosexuality ahead of the Legal Benchmarking Group’s Social Impact EMEA Awards
The LMG Life Sciences Americas Awards is thrilled to present the shortlist for 2024
ESG
Adrian Walker, Hogan Lovells' global head of ESG, told IFLR that ESG revenue has surged due to regulatory waves that have attracted major client inquiries
M&A
M&A

Introducing IFLR+'s Talent Tracker

IFLR+ has launched the Talent Tracker, an interactive database that collates reported partner moves across the financial legal market

What Corporates Want: legal knowledge and ability

Technical excellence is paramount for clients looking to hire new advisers, according to a survey of nearly 29,000 corporate counsel
While the US and the EU are postponing full implementation of the final Basel III reforms, those affected have the opportunity to influence how the process occurs
Yerbol Orynbayev, financial services consultant and former deputy prime minister of Kazakhstan, believes that depriving fintechs of partnerships could move the US banking sector closer to a monopoly
Board-led initiatives on investor protection and internal governance can help crypto founders stand out when attracting investment
The new requirements aim to allow regulators to better supervise concentrations of credit and risk
M&A
Jeff Symons will add to the transactions practice, a key area of growth as the firm expands in New York and the East Coast
M&A
The shift towards protectionism in Europe and the US is creating complexity for M&A dealmakers
M&A
Mike Ringler and Peter Jones strengthen the tech M&A practice in Palo Alto, where the firm has deep roots
M&A
The Singapore-based lawyer reveals that the ability to thrive in ambiguity is fundamental for in-house counsel
Meng Ding of Sidley Austin unravels the complexities of advising a Chinese drug start-up on the first listing under a new regime for specialist technology companies
The chief compliance officer of the winning in-house team at the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2024 shares his considerations when picking external counsel
Law firms are providing safe harbours for investment firms worried about straying across the advice boundary and helping them prepare them for changes in the future
Despite a favourable round of litigation, lawyers say managers and investors cannot ignore the thinking about the SEC’s attempt to introduce new regulations for private funds
ESG
The Johannesburg-based lawyer reveals his admiration for Erin Brockovich and reflects on his love for music
View the Social Impact EMEA Awards 2024 shortlist and join us on September 12 at The Waldorf Hotel in London
ESG
Driven by US and EU shifts, anti-ESG activism is reshaping corporate governance, presenting challenges and opportunities for lawyers
ESG
The gap between ESG liability theories and real-world cases is widening in the US, as greenwashing claims give way to a wave of anti-ESG litigation
The Middle East awards research has now begun, with winners to be announced in October 2024
Lawyers from across the Americas celebrated their successes in New York
Lawyers from across Europe gathered in London to celebrate legal excellence in deal-making, cross-border investment and regulation
The first in-person Africa awards dinner was held in Johannesburg and welcomed legal practitioners from across the continent
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Law firms are providing safe harbours for investment firms worried about straying across the advice boundary and helping them prepare them for changes in the future
IFLR’s latest primer takes a look at the global and local trends around the regulation of stablecoins and their issuers
ESG
IFLR’s latest primer takes a look at the anti-greenwashing rules introduced by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority
Law firms are helping asset managers and advisers understand the implications of this contentious component of the EU’s Retail Investment Strategy
Law firms are helping asset managers comply with this tricky piece of UK investor protection law and prepare for the EU’s related value for money proposals
IFLR’s latest primer takes a look at the digital assets taxonomy put forward by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Global Markets Advisory Committee
IFLR’s latest primer takes a look at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s lastest report on the implementation of loss-absorbing capacity requirements
While North American markets are ahead of the UK and EU in implementing T+1, lawyers in Europe are busy preparing clients for a shortened settlement cycle on the horizon
Lawyers are helping firms prepare for one of the biggest shifts in European transparency rules
ESG
In-house counsel should proactively gear up for impending shifts in how enforcers scrutinise environmental claims for products in the EU
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