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Our second quarterly report shows law firms are bolstering their financial practices to meet the growing demand for regulatory compliance
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, say lawyers
The Johannesburg-based lawyer reveals his admiration for Erin Brockovich and reflects on his love for music

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
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
The proposed statements from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation give a clear regulatory roadmap for M&A in the banking sector
While the UK financial services sector has an idea of regulators’ strategic approach to AI, further clarity on implementation is needed
Jeff Symons will add to the transactions practice, a key area of growth as the firm expands in New York and the East Coast
The shift towards protectionism in Europe and the US is creating complexity for M&A dealmakers
Mike Ringler and Peter Jones strengthen the tech M&A practice in Palo Alto, where the firm has deep roots
The Singapore-based lawyer reveals that the ability to thrive in ambiguity is fundamental for in-house 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
Regulatory changes, market stability and political certainty will be key to improve the London Stock Exchange's competitiveness
Capital markets lawyers will be watching to see if the new UK government will push ahead with the outgoing administration’s plan for a new market for trading the shares of unlisted companies
Driven by US and EU shifts, anti-ESG activism is reshaping corporate governance, presenting challenges and opportunities for lawyers
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
Businesses and their suppliers are grappling with more stringent requirements on reporting and disclosure in a resource-constrained environment
International ESG co-head James Watson told IFLR that clients are increasingly seeking minute-by-minute ESG guidance as regulatory pressure mounts across Europe
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
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
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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