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We act for over 30 major clearing banks and building societies, as well as new niche and overseas lenders. Our clients trust us to deliver decisive, collaborative solutions across transactional funding, regulation and policy, fund establishment, business consolidation, mergers and acquisition, tax, real estate, litigation, mediation, complaints' handling, investigations and enforcement, as well as wider commercial areas such as employment and pensions.
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The London-based banking team at legal business DWF has advised Clydesdale Bank in relation to two recent finance transactions.
A discussion of the responses received to the Corporate Insolvency Framework review.
As highlighted through the FCA Business Plan and recent consultations, operational resilience is a high priority on the FCA's agenda and has been given even greater significance in light of Covid-19. The FCA will be expecting firms to reflect and learn lessons about their operational resilience during Covid-19. So what lessons might firms have learnt about operating during a crisis and how can these be leveraged going forwards?
The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed the appeal by the UK Government over the charging of business rates in respect of supermarket cash machines in England and Wales. This concludes a long battle for retailers which started in 2013 when the decision was taken to charge separate business rates on the sites of ATMs.
This article summarises some possible amendments to Italian regulation that could improve and develop alternative financing instruments, typically provided by FinTechs, in order to provide liquidity to the economic system.
The FCA has published guidance on their website for consumers and firms regarding complaints handling during the COVID-19 crisis.
As part of its support for regulated firms during the COVID-19 crisis, the FCA has updated it website and issued guidance on the requirements around getting “wet-ink signatures” (i.e. signing a document by hand using a pen) for client or other agreements and when submitting FCA forms.
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