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Is the Government’s infrastructure pledge as radical as it seems?

23-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Britain is heading into a long-awaited period of infrastructure development as the Government pledges funding alongside ongoing foreign investment

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India special report: Revamped and ready to go

23-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

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

LMI company in the spotlight: Galliford Try

23-Nov-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Galliford Try is one of the UK’s leading housebuilding and construction groups. Who are the people shaping its strategy, who do they turn to for legal advice and what in-house capabilities does the company have? 

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The UK 200 Diversity Audit – how inclusive are you?

16-Nov-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Law firms may have been slow to recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce but a select few are now making good progress. Using UK 200 research, we reveal those at the vanguard of inclusivity and the initiatives they employ to rid their ranks of bias.

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Offshore special report: ‘City-on-Sea’ looks East

16-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

It has close City finance links, but international expansion is the name of the game on Guernsey, with Middle East private wealth work beckoning.

Special report: Offshore deals, Q3 2015


Insurance mergers, chunky financings and several capital markets deals characterised offshore corporate work in the last quarter.


Special report: Offshore cases: Q3 2015


A Chinese battle concerning its African operations and some big insolvencies have been keeping lawyers busy. Meanwhile, the Tchenguiz row rumbles on.

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Relationship capital: The FTSE 250’s favourite law firms video

9-Nov-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

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.

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Dewey & LeBoeuf, ethics and public investment in private US law firms


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.

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Trusted partner, or cloak of invisibility?


Paul Hughes of Cranfield School of Management underlines how in-house lawyers can add value.


Osborne deals a boost and a blow


It is the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on Wednesday which makes this a big week for big numbers.


You can’t have your Swiss roll and eat it


The Swiss verein’s ability to function as distinct businesses while reaping the benefits of a global firm is running into problems.


Rule of law is under threat from regulations


A weak rule of law may make the UK less attractive to international investors.


Inclusivity is not ‘nice’ – it’s critical

16-Nov-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

The findings of our diversity report make for pretty sobering reading.

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Dentons expansion continues with Luxembourg tie-up

25-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons has announced its fifth merger of 2015, confirming a tie-up with Luxembourg firm OPF Partners.


Exclusive: Addleshaws set to merge with Scottish heavyweight Maclays

25-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Addleshaw Goddard has negotiated a merger deal with Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens, dependent on a partnership vote, The Lawyer understands.

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Parabis Group enters £50m pre-pack administration

23-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

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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This 80+ page report explores how to launch, grow and succeed in London. Which firms have launched recently, which have grown rapidly since launching and which have been most successful in building a business in the UK?

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Why LivaNova's merger was 2015's most complex life sciences deal

25-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

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.

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Nicky Richmond finds happiness in Fitzrovia at Piquet.

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