03/13/2012

Cayman-based firm makes waves here

The Cayman Islands-headquartered law firm wasted no time in launching an aggressive head-hunting campaign, poaching numerous market-leading partners and lawyers from A&L Goodbody, Matheson Ormsby Prentice and Arthur Cox.

03/13/2012

Switzerland offshore tax deal criticised by MP

A tax deal with Switzerland aimed at preventing high-earning expats and big businesses using the country's secretive banking system to avoid paying UK rates has been criticised by MPs

03/13/2012

FSA spending £100m to help insurers meet Solvency II

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is spending more than £100 million and has 5% of its staff working on ways to help insurers with new propositions in line with Brussels’ incoming Solvency II regulations, according to reports.

03/13/2012

HBOS failures raise questions about senior City figures

Former top managers at HBOS said the Financial Services Authority’s (FSA) report into “misconduct” in HBOS’s corporate division had put members of the bank’s former audit and risk committees under the spotlight.