Queen’s Gambit: ‘Investing is a game of chess’
Featured in our Offshore Report (April 2021)
Ingrid Pierce, Walkers global managing partner, describes it as ‘a super interesting deal’ – the $300m IPO on the Nasdaq of Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital, which is incorporated as a Cayman exempted company.
Labelled ‘a fundamentally different kind of SPAC’, by its CEO Victoria Grace, Queen’s Gambit is emblematic of the increasing ESG (environmental, social, and corporate governance) focus of investment. ‘The younger generation cares a lot more about the environment, sustainability and doing good,’ she says. ‘I’m very happy about that, and it’s only going to continue in that direction.’
June 2022 News
Law Commission proposals on corporate criminal liability
On 10 June 2022, the Law Commission published an options paper for the Government on how it can improve the law to ensure that corporations are effectively held to account for committing serious crimes. Tom McNeill and John Binns of the Financial Crime team at BCL Solicitors analyse the key points.