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    1. December 10, 2014

      FCA took less care of market-moving info than it asked of City

      If you demand that others maintain high standards, you must uphold them yourself. The Financial Conduct Authority failed in...

    2. December 8, 2014

      FCA stops senior bonuses after insurance blunder

      The UK’s financial watchdog is to cancel bonuses for several of its senior executives who will be heavily criticised on...

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    1. December 4, 2014

      Senior FCA executives to leave ahead of report on botched briefing

      The man in charge of supervising regulated companies at the Financial Conduct Authority is preparing to leave the watchdog...

    2. November 14, 2014

      HMRC curbs negotiations over tax debts

      Taxpayers’ ability to negotiate with HM Revenue & Customs has been significantly curtailed as internal rules act as a...

    3. October 14, 2014

      Even Cara cannot save luxury bag groups

      Might Cara Delevingne be a tad overexposed? The fact that an observer as fusty as Lombard is even aware of the bushy-browed...

    4. September 30, 2014

      Newly merged law firms wield brand power

      The merger mania that has swept the legal market has been validated in part by research that shows newly combined firms have...

    5. August 28, 2014

      Housing and recovery boost law firms’ growth

      The buoyant housing market and an economic recovery are set to bolster growth in the legal industry, where earnings next...

    6. August 11, 2014

      Europe looks for common default process

      European companies have been able to access a flood of high-yield loans and bonds over the past few years – so far with...

    7. July 8, 2014

      Elite UK law firms outpace rest of legal market

      The “magic circle”, the elite cadre of firms with headquarters in London and a large international client base, have...

    8. July 2, 2014

      Elite UK law firms kick-off reporting season with strong results

      Two of the UK’s biggest law firms by revenue kick-started the elite firms’ reporting season by posting rises in both profit...

    9. July 1, 2014

      HP-Autonomy: shaggy-dog story needs a public airing

      The dispute between Hewlett-Packard and UK tech entrepreneur Mike Lynch has turned into a real shaggy dog story. The mutt in...

    10. June 20, 2014

      China Life takes majority stake in Canary Wharf tower

      Chinese state-backed insurance group China Life has taken a majority stake in one of Britain’s biggest office towers, in its...

    11. May 15, 2014

      Legal laggards begin to master diversity briefs

      There was a rare bright spot of news for diversity-watchers this month: the magic circle, the elite cadre of...

    12. April 28, 2014

      City lawyer’s analysis warns of ‘uncertainty’ threat of EU exit

      Britain’s basic commercial regime would be cast into “uncertainty and doubt” by years or decades of diplomatic wrangling if...

    13. April 17, 2014

      RBS pledges reform on distressed SME borrowers

      Royal Bank of Scotland has promised to overhaul the way it handles small and medium-sized businesses in financial distress...

    14. April 8, 2014

      Clifford Chance lawyer to probe FCA

      One of the UK’s most senior litigators will put the Financial Conduct Authority ’s dealings with the media under the...

    15. FT Alphaville

      April 8, 2014

      "7. Friday 28 March... f) Whether a false or disorderly market was present during this period"

      Do click for other Terms of Reference of the FCA independent directors’ inquiry into the FCA’s role in the implosion of...

    16. January 12, 2014

      JPMorgan in $200m lawsuit against Berlin transport authority

      JPMorgan and BVG, the Berlin transport authority, are set to begin a $200m High Court trial over a complex credit default...

    17. January 9, 2014

      UK taxman toughens stance on big company disputes

      The UK taxman has toughened its stance on disputes with big business in response to public pressure over alleged...

    18. January 8, 2014

      Continued growth in UK intelligence business

      The fast-growing pace of the investigations and intelligence business in the UK has been underscored by the hiring of a...

    19. December 11, 2013

      Lord Mayor to spend her time restoring City values

      The role of Lord Mayor of London has come a long way since the era of four-time incumbent Richard Whittington, immortalised...

    20. November 27, 2013

      Matthew Layton appointed Clifford Chance global managing partner

      The partners of Clifford Chance, the UK’s biggest law firm by revenue, have chosen Matthew Layton as their new global...

    21. November 25, 2013

      RBS faces fresh barrage of criticism

      Royal Bank of Scotland faced calls to dramatically overhaul the way it treats small businesses as it suffered another...

    22. November 24, 2013

      David Childs, Clifford Chance’s outgoing managing partner

      David Childs is unusually relaxed. Demob happy, even. The managing partner of the UK’s biggest law firm by revenue will be...

    23. October 27, 2013

      Movers & shakers: October 28

      ●Daniel Morris, formerly global market strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management, has joined the US asset manager TIAA-CREF as...

    24. October 22, 2013

      Singapore minister accuses Clifford Chance over service claims

      Clifford Chance has been accused by a Singaporean minister of conveying “an inaccurate picture” in relation to litigation...

    25. September 30, 2013

      UK law firms hit hardest by crisis

      The financial crisis has hit the UK’s largest law firms disproportionately harder than their US and Australian rivals over...

    26. September 26, 2013

      Debt reduction is critical to recovery

      Douglas McNeill was working as an equity analyst in the autumn of 2008 when Lehman Brothers collapsed. But in the aftermath...

    27. July 5, 2013

      DLA Piper takes top spot in law firm rankings

      DLA Piper has become the biggest law firm in the world by revenue, knocking its rival Baker & McKenzie off the top spot,...

    28. July 4, 2013

      Second wind for regulators leaves banks feeling bruised

      The past fortnight has been a potentially expensive one for banks on both sides of the Atlantic. This week, the Federal...

    29. April 17, 2013

      Law firms’ merger may spark wave of tie-ups

      Baker & McKenzie is to merge with Dubai-based law firm Habib Al Mulla as the US firm seeks to broaden its footprint in the...

    30. March 18, 2013

      From boycotts to business briefs

      A strange alchemy is under way. As big business stakes claims to being more charitable, charities are becoming more...

    31. March 14, 2013

      Barclays’ law firm lands Diamond’s lawyer

      The lawyer representing Bob Diamond in regulatory investigations into Libor manipulation will join the law firm that advises...

    32. January 25, 2013

      Singapore leads in clearing house reform

      It was hardly the most eye-catching of announcements, but it revealed that in Asia there are signs that the region is slowly...

    33. January 24, 2013

      UAE financial association board resigns

      A boardroom dispute has left the Financial Services Association of the United Arab Emirates, a recently formed industry...

    34. January 9, 2013

      Banks to miss out on Basel softening

      Two of the important changes that global regulators made this week to the first worldwide liquidity rules are so narrowly...

    35. January 8, 2013

      Business leaders warn Cameron on EU terms

      Leading British business figures have warned David Cameron that he risks destabilising the economy inadvertently taking...

    36. December 9, 2012

      Japan’s FSA to rule on fund mergers

      Japan’s Financial Services Agency plans to streamline the procedure for mutual fund mergers in a bid to bring down the...

    37. December 5, 2012

      Europe bond market set for holdout reform

      A revolution will unfold in Europe’s sovereign bond market next year when eurozone countries begin including contentious new...

    38. October 29, 2012

      Mid-tier law firms feel the squeeze

      The UK’s mid-tier law firms are being squeezed more than ever, with their partners suffering the biggest relative drop in...

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