London

Offshore: Get the London look

28-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The City’s halfway-house location and diverse market is drawing new offshore players – including litigators

Schneider

All clear on M&A deals front

3-Feb-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Two years after the Takeover Code transparency rejig, we ask if firms are feeling the benefit, and comb through recent M&A fees

Battersea Power Station

London’s Nine Elms: who’s getting a piece of the action

25-Nov-2013 | By Kate Beioley

Lawyer exits and entrances have made for a complex cast list of firms benefitting from the redevelopment of the Battersea Power Station area

money

Finance Top 15: the very slow road to recovery

18-Nov-2013 | By Natalie Stanton

Finance practices’ flickering flame of hope was soon snuffed out in 2012/13, as banks remained hobbled by litigation and the glow of Asian salvation proved a false dawn. By Natalie Stanton

legoland

City analysis: Star signs

11-Nov-2013 | By Natalie Stanton

From Coronation Street to Legoland to Serie A football – glamorous transactions were grist for the mill last month, gilding the lily of big energy and infrastructure deals

City Latest Deals

ITV

Freshfields and HSF advise on Liberty Global’s £481m stake in ITV

21-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herbert Smith Freehills have advised on the sale of British Sky Broadcasting’s (BSkyB) minority stake in ITV to Liberty Global.

Co-op

Hogan Lovells and Addleshaws advise on £620m sale of Co-op Pharmacy

21-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Hogan Lovells and Addleshaw Goddard are among the firms to win key roles on Bestway’s acquisition of The Co-operative Group’s 774-branch pharmacy chain.

Shire

Slaughters and HSF lead on AbbVie’s £30.1bn bid for Shire

10-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Herbert Smith Freehills and Slaughter and May are advising on the proposed takeover of Dublin-based Shire, by US drug manufacturer AbbVie.

Money

Fee income on public M&A tumbles as deals dry up, research by The Lawyer reveals

7-Jul-2014 | By Matt Byrne, Natalie Stanton

The total fees paid to lawyers on public M&A deals over the first half of calendar year 2014 fell by 35 per cent compared with the previous six months, research by The Lawyer has found.

club med

Cleary and Clifford Chance join host on firms on Club Med takeover battle

7-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Clifford Chance have joined a host of UK, US and French firms involved as the battle to acquire luxury travel business Club Méditerranée (Club Med) hots up.

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