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Managing partner Robert Shooter told IFLR about the firm’s expansion plans for Europe and the challenges that lie ahead, including how it’s managing debt and adapting pricing models
Fostering constructive shareholder engagement during M&A deals is key to success, legal advisers told IFLR
Alan Rockwell and Heather Waters Borthwick expect to see growth in private credit, complementing the firm’s investment funds, structured finance and M&A practices

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: diversity initiatives

A survey of more than 25,000 in-house counsel reveals that diversity initiatives are a high priority when choosing external counsel
The jurisdiction’s proposed regulations are consistent with the Basel Committee’s global standards
Trading venues may be subject to additional competitivity challenges and regulatory risks under the FCA’s proposed amendments to Mifir, according to law firms
Deputy general counsel Christoph Sicking explains how legal departments face a myriad of hybrid working challenges, from navigating internal issues to managing workload fluctuations
From financial soundness to fair lending, banks can expect to see heightened scrutiny from regulators
San Francisco-based Eric Schwartzman, who tells IFLR he was drawn to the firm’s global platform and local capabilities, reveals his plans for the PE practice
While headwinds such as high interest rates continue to affect dealmaking, changes in regulatory policies on nuclear energy, FDI and the North Sea bring both risks and opportunities for investors
Gregor Klenk told IFLR that the Frankfurt team at Herbert Smith Freehills is prepared for an uncertain private capital market
The finalists for the 25th annual Europe awards are revealed - winners will be presented in London on April 24
The full list of finalists has been revealed and the winners will be presented in South Africa on 11 April
The full list of finalists for the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2024
Technical and political complexities may present roadblocks for consolidated tape implementation in the EU and UK
The Securities and Exchange Board of India has taken a number of investor protection measures to rein in price volatility of startups post-IPO
Greenwashing is really about misrepresentation and addressed by existing laws but that doesn’t mean sustainable finance can be complacent
Olga Fedosova and Max Turner of White & Case told IFLR that the ESG component required highly sophisticated due diligence
Lawyers are advising non-EU clients to prepare for increased disclosure under forthcoming ESG ratings regulation
While AI can help resolve data issues in sustainable investing, it can create problems such as information breaches and inherent bias in data
IFLR is delighted to reveal the winning deals, teams, law firms and individuals for the Middle East Awards 2023
The Americas awards research has now begun, with winners to be announced in New York in spring 2024
Research for the 2024 Europe Awards has begun – winners will be announced at a live event in London in spring
The research for the 2024 Africa awards has begun - winners will be unveiled at a live event in spring 2024
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
The final piece of the far-reaching Basel III package is complex, expensive to implement and comes with significant divergence issues between the EU, UK and US
Uncertain timelines, the sheer volume of changes, and post-Brexit divergence continue to create challenges for market participants
The EU's groundbreaking law shines a harsh spotlight on businesses with weak deforestation and timber policies
Touted as a potential game changer for the UK's digital market space, the DMCC has landed after a long period of anticipation
The European Commission’s proposal will provide belt and braces for human rights and environmental due diligence in Europe
IFLR explores the UK’s new approach to financial crime, as well as the March Economic Crime Act and the upcoming Economic Crime Plan
IFLR’s latest primer takes a look at the first comprehensive crypto regulation in Europe
In our latest primer, IFLR explores France’s long-awaited guidelines on the screening of foreign direct investments
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