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The importance of resisting the lure of a standardised approach to ESG-reporting

As governments set their own environmental goals, companies follow suit with ambitious and headline-grabbing targets for achieving, among other things, net-zero emissions. But what are companies actually required to do in terms of reporting climate targets? And why should they …

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The impact of the FCA climate-related disclosure rules on funds and investors

The FCA has been considering the implementation of new climate-related disclosure rules for asset managers and some other FCA-regulated firms. Valentina Falicheva, an associate in our Corporate and Commercial team discusses the proposals, what the new rules mean in practice …

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Financial Services Winter update 2021

Private Equity disputes – Clawing their way back? The post-Covid economic recovery has seen high levels of M & A activity, with private equity firms eager to deploy funds following a muted 2020. Nichola Leach discussed whether this is likely to lead to an …

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How can I help my children buy a house?

The Bank of Mum and Dad supported more than half of first-time buyers under the age of 35 in 2020 and is the sixth largest lender in the UK. The average amount provided by the Bank of Mum and Dad …

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When the subsidies move out, private equity moves in

Governments are running out of money. There is no magic money tree, and it is obvious that soon the support that has been provided to prop up struggling businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic will start to taper away. Businesses that …

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Why private equity should not be feared

Watching the actor playing Stewy in HBO’s hit Succession do his vaudeville villain act, I was moved to remark to my partner that not all who work in private equity are like that. While it is true that there are instances that …

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Cov-lite covenants leading to disputes between borrowers and lenders

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that many businesses are needing to take on additional debt. Some have been attempting to take advantage of looser Cov-lite loan provisions to transfer assets into subsidiaries out of reach of lenders and then use …

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Top 5 tips for successful Private Equity investment

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Real estate businesses facing LIBOR crunch, finds Collyer Bristow research

Real estate businesses are facing a LIBOR crunch, with over half of property businesses with borrowing yet to speak to lenders about alternative interest rate benchmarks, finds research commissioned by Collyer Bristow. Read the full white paper report, “Getting to …

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Brexit -The impact on SMEs, Entrepreneurs and Investors

At our recent Brexited.London seminar, Henk Potts, Director of Global Investment Strategy for Barclays Private Bank gave us his insights on the current and post-Brexit developments on the UK and global markets. Here are some of the key points Henk …

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