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June 1, 2020

LONDON —John Ahern has joined Covington’s Financial Services Industry Group in London as a partner. With more than 30 years of experience in UK, European, and Asian financial markets, Mr. Ahern helps banks, multilateral trading facilities, broker-dealers, asset managers, and investment advisors solve their regulatory challenges. He offers clients deep knowledge ...

May 28, 2020

PALO ALTO —Covington advised Commerce Layer in its $6M Series A Preferred VC Financing, led by Benchmark with participation from Mango Capital, DAXN, PrimeSet, SV Angel, and NVInvestments. The investment required the Covington team to also reorganize Commerce Layer by establishing a US parent company for its existing Italian business.  Commerce Layer provides a ...

May 20, 2020, Financial Times

Christopher Hanson is quoted in the Financial Times regarding the private sector’s undertaking of COVID-19 testing for its employees. Mr. Hanson notes that diagnostic testing “presents an array of regulatory considerations” in the U.S., such as checking whether a test has been approved by regulators. He says that even in the U.S. “the landscape is changing ...

May 20, 2020

NEW YORK—Latinvex has named Covington lawyers Nicole Duclos, Rubén Kraiem, Miguel López Forastier, and Gabriel Mesa among its list of Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers. Ms. Duclos represents clients in international commercial and investment arbitration, as well as transnational litigation.  According to the publication, “Nicole Duclos is a skilled practitioner ...

May 20, 2020, Law360

Randy Benjenk spoke with Law360 about the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s overhaul of bank regulations of lending to low-income and underserved communities. The rulemaking document still leaves some open questions, including what specific numerical thresholds and benchmarks banks will be judged against under the revised grading methodology. Mr. ...