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Leveraged finance: where did it all go wrong for UK firms?

18-Mar-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Imagine you’re the general counsel of London-based private equity investor BC Partners. You’re sipping on your coffee, hashing out the details of your imminent £382m investment into UK-based business publishing company Mergermarket. 

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Leveraged finance: has the British lion lost its roar?

17-Mar-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

They’re getting the mandates, and they’ve got the hiring power. Are US firms elbowing out the magic circle on leveraged finance?

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Barclays ready for battle over Dewey debts

5-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

It is now two years since the collapse of mammoth firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. But the next chapter in the story of its dramatic spiral into crisis is about to emerge in lurid technicolour following a High Court trial last week.

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Virgin Money: Red leader

3-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

After scooping a prize at The Lawyer Awards for the rescue of Northern Rock, the merged Virgin Money in-housers are now on a mission to rewrite the banking best-practice rulebook

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Acquisition finance debt: Day of the non-banks

3-Mar-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

The fragile refinance market is back in rude health and US-style alternative lenders are stepping up with innovative structures to sustain the recovery

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Co-op panel: trolley mixture

20-Jan-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Co-op in-housers work to forge legal roster system that suits bank and group

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Liquidators of Madoff fund receive Privy Council blow in key ruling

17-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The liquidators of Bernard L. Madoff feeder fund Fairfield Sentry, represented by British Virgin Islands (BVI) firm Forbes Hare and Macfarlanes, have lost two key points before the Privy Council in an important judgment.

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A&O, Latham and Walkers advise on Saudi Electricity Company’s $2.5bn international sukuk

15-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Latham & Watkins have taken lead roles on the issuance of an international sukuk by Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), worth $2.5bn.

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Freshfields hires former Cleary US capital markets partner Qureshi

9-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Freshfields has made a landmark lateral hire in the form of former Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton capital markets and US corporate partner Ash Qureshi.

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Losing the magic touch in finance

17-Mar-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Have the magic circle firms squandered their lead in acquisition finance?

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A farewell to UK finance work

20-Jan-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

For some reason the politics of King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin’s corporate department attracts extraordinary attention online from our readers.

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If we value bravery we must pay

4-Nov-2013

Financial incentives should be introduced for whistleblowers if we really want to encourage them 

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