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Insurance and drinks cans aren’t usually the most scintillating of topics. But they’ve certainly had tongues wagging among public M&A lawyers over the past couple of weeks.
M&A activity offshore rose to record levels in 2014, with aggregate deal value up 63 per cent compared to 2013 and deal volume at the third-highest in the last decade.
There were an eclectic bunch of hot topics on the agenda on the closing day of the Global Law Summit, ranging from human rights to bribery and shareholder activism.
Linklaters and Herbert Smith Freehills are among the firms to win a spot advising on the initial public offering of challenger bank Aldermore.
It took a while, but it was worth it. Cooley’s launch in London had been awaited for over a year, but it didn’t diminish the impact. Indeed, The Lawyer’s revelation ten days ago that the firm was opening in the UK with 19 partners dominated our most-read stories list.
Scottish firms Burness Paull and Levy & McRae are facing legal action from the liquidators of Heather Capital over their involvement in the collapse of the $400m hedge fund.
Irish firm Arthur Cox has appointed the general counsel of exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider Source, Adrian Mulryan, as a partner in its London funds team.
Eaglewood Europe has hired former Sidley Austin associate Dipali Sahni as its first general counsel.