17 October 2011
Allen & Overy (A&O) has helped Canada-listed company Capstone Infrastructure Corporation acquire a majority stake in Bristol Water.
Beachcroft and Davies Arnold Cooper (DAC) have both put their trainee recruitment schemes on hold indefinitely just before their merger goes live on 1 November.
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has acted for the issuers of 16 residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) worth £15bn, redrafting transaction documents in light of changes to the Direct Debit Scheme rules.
The conflict-free firms taking full advantage of the litigation boom by acting against rivals’ prize clients.
Firm chair Hugh Verrier and London chief Oliver Brettle have shored up White & Case’s storm-tossed City office, but can they now make headway globally?
With UK and US firms vying for dominance in the Hong Kong legal market, a number of Chinese firms are also emerging as serious contenders in the Asian financial hub.
Hogan Lovells, Olswang, SJ Berwin and Travers Smith won advisory roles on BBC Worldwide’s £121m sale of magazine titles including Radio Times and Top Gear to Exponent Private Equity.
The decision by the Government and the Mayor of London that the Olympic Stadium should remain in public ownership has put the judicial review process firmly in the spotlight.
New work streams are emerging alongside regulatory work in Norway, Denmark and Sweden as the countries’ finance sectors face tighter controls.
DLA Piper is set to unveil plans to move to an all-equity partnership model in the international LLP side of its business.
Doughty Street Chambers is planning to launch a subsidiary incorporated body to channel direct access work.
Dundas & Wilson has dropped its all-equity model and introduced a fixed-share tier into its partnership.
Becoming a parent while juggling the demands of a high-pressure job is never easy, but for SNR Denton banking and finance associate Alexander Semernin the journey to fatherhood has, to some extent, been a greater challenge than for many of his peers.
Irwin Mitchell is to transfer 81 support staff to business process outsourcing (BPO) company OCS as it looks to streamline its cost base in preparation for converting to an alternative business structure (ABS).
An investment company linked to fallen Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi could dash Barlow Lyde & Gilbert’s (BLG) hopes of moving into merger partner Clyde & Co’s London offices soon after the deal goes through.
Slaughter and May senior partner Chris Saul, three former magic circle senior partners and a Clifford Chance associate have joined a panel of inspirational speakers on the Speakers for Schools initiative founded by BBC business editor Robert Peston.
Claudia Junker, general counsel at Deutsche Telekom, moved from private practice to take up her role a year ago, seeing it as a chance to broaden her horizons.
Employment and incentives may not be the words that get most people’s hearts pumping, but for Linklaters the practice area has been a source of strife of late.
Paul Randolph lays out a roadmap for a new mediation world.
Luxembourg firm Molitor began life 15 years ago advising mainly small- and medium-sized businesses in the Grand Duchy. These days, although the firm remains small, it advises much bigger international clients, including banks and major corporations.
Norton Rose advised Eni UK on its €590m (£512.7m) acquisition of GDF Suez’s stake in Elgin Franklin Oil & Gas Limited (EFOG).
Maclay Murray & Spens has boosted its London corporate capabilities with the lateral hire of Darius Lewington as a partner.
New regulations and a generally tougher market are prompting much introspection, often as a prelude to merger, at law firms in Scandinavia.
Manchester firm GLP has launched a professional negligence case against St Johns Buildings silk David Berkley QC in a bid to recover a portion of damages it paid out to settle a claim against it by a former client.
Manchester set St Johns Buildings (SJB) is to become the largest chambers in the country following the completion of its merger with Liverpool’s India Buildings Chambers and an agreement to combine with Sheffield’s Paradise Chambers by December.
Two-year wait for hearings at highest court as recession sees litigants dig in for the long haul
The tricky question as to the legal status of governments in times of upheaval routinely falls to the English courts to wrestle with. By Charles Brasted
Taylor Wessing is turning its attention to the Netherlands and aims to have a presence in the country by this time next year.
Multinationals need to adopt high regulatory principles if they are not to fall prey to increased cross-border activity by, and cooperation between, authorities. By Geoff Nicholas
Talk to any Clifford Chance financial regulatory lawyer these days and chances are they’ll shout out: “Sea of change.”
With the New York Convention as standard-bearer, arbitration is making moves to supplant the more traditional forms of international litigation. Andrea Dahlberg and James Freeman report
Funny how multijurisdictional firms are viewed in binary. First, there’s the global elite made up of the super-profitable group of New York and London transactional firms.