Britain is heading into a long-awaited period of infrastructure development as the Government pledges funding alongside ongoing foreign investment
While the dramatic split of its largest law firm has dominated the headlines, India is poised for growth and firms say they are in shape to take advantage
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It has close City finance links, but international expansion is the name of the game on Guernsey, with Middle East private wealth work beckoning.
Insurance mergers, chunky financings and several capital markets deals characterised offshore corporate work in the last quarter.
A Chinese battle concerning its African operations and some big insolvencies have been keeping lawyers busy. Meanwhile, the Tchenguiz row rumbles on.
Slaughter and May is the law firm with the closest relationship with the FTSE250, advising 44 constituent companies, research gathered from new relationship management tool The Lawyer Market Intelligence has shown.
When on December 31, 2008, the last day of its financial year, the newly merged Dewey & LeBoeuf realised that it needed $50m to avoid breaching its bank loan covenant, it allegedly came up with a master plan to inflate its profitability by cooking the books.
Paul Hughes of Cranfield School of Management underlines how in-house lawyers can add value.
It is the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on Wednesday which makes this a big week for big numbers.
The Swiss verein’s ability to function as distinct businesses while reaping the benefits of a global firm is running into problems.
A weak rule of law may make the UK less attractive to international investors.
The findings of our diversity report make for pretty sobering reading.
Dentons has announced its fifth merger of 2015, confirming a tie-up with Luxembourg firm OPF Partners.
Addleshaw Goddard has negotiated a merger deal with Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens, dependent on a partnership vote, The Lawyer understands.
Parabis Group has entered into pre-pack administration, which will see the firm broken up and sold in a deal valued at £50m.
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Behind the Law
Pfizer’s $160bn merger with Allergan may well be the largest healthcare transaction in history, but at least the in-house team didn’t have to contend with a merger, injunction attempt, simultaneous de-listing and new listing all in one year.