Russia

Russia special report: Look the other way

24-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Western sanctions are making life tough for Russia’s companies and lawyers, so they are forging new links in the East 

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Offshore: deals and cases Q3 2014

17-Nov-2014

Several billion-dollar deals and a number of landmark cases characterised workflows for offshore firms in the third quarter of 2014

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Demystifying e-discovery: the art of the possible

11-Nov-2014

Given the growth in the amount of data businesses create and store, it’s a good point in time to determine how companies and law firms are working with eDiscovery and computer forensics.

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Ashurst and SJ Berwin: who struck the better corporate deal?

10-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ashurst and SJ Berwin both chased Asia mergers. But did they really benefit their corporate practices? 

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Charlie Geffen: “I’d have loved Ashurst to do a US merger"

3-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Charlie Geffen has re-emerged as the architect for Gibson Dunn’s English law capability – an ideal role for the committed internationalist. But why Gibson, and how does he really feel about Ashurst’s thwarted US plans? 

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In Ageas (UK) Limited v Kwik-Fit (GB) Limited and AIG Europe Ltd, the High Court examined the legal authorities on measuring loss for breach of a warranty in a share and purchase agreement.

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Deals Insider

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Magic circle firms scoop roles on mega £5.6bn insurance merger

24-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

In what is likely to be one of the biggest public M&A deals of the year, insurance giants Aviva and Friends Life look set to seal a £5.6bn tie-up

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Corporate News

HSF and Macfarlanes advise Stagecoach and Virgin on East Coast mainline franchise

28-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Macfarlanes have taken the lead roles for Stagecoach and Virgin on their joint-venture company’s deal with the Department of Transport (DfT) to secure the franchise for the re-privatised East Coast mainline.

Money

Watson Farley pushes revenue up 8 per cent to £56.8m at half-year

26-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Watson Farley & Williams has increased revenue by 8 per cent over the first half of the 2014/15 financial year, reaching £56.8m.

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Weil prioritises London and finance in 12-strong promotions round

26-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Weil Gotshal & Manges has added 12 new partners to its ranks in its most recent promotions round, up on nine the previous year, adding four partners in London.

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Corporate Opinion

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SJ Berwin: a promising afterlife?

10-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

For both SJ Berwin and Ashurst the lure of an Asia deal was irresistible.

Money

Are there bad actors hiding in your client’s private placement?

13-Oct-2014

Citibank Global Markets Inc was recently saved, by the skin of its teeth, from being permanently barred from acting as a placement agent.

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The US firms right at home in the City

6-Oct-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Gibson Dunn’s hire of former Ashurst senior partner Charlie Geffen is one of the biggest corporate stories of the season.

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Funds News

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Simmons expands into Luxembourg with five-partner office

24-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Simmons & Simmons has announced plans to launch a five-partner office in Luxembourg to capitalise on the jurisdiction’s funds industry.

London

CVC swaps Perris to Credit Partners, promotes legal director

13-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

CVC Capital Partners general counsel Richard Perris is swapping roles to head the legal department at sister company CVC Credit Partners.

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Mourant Ozannes and Ogier switch senior Jersey funds lawyers

7-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Channel Islands firms Mourant Ozannes and Ogier have each hired a senior Jersey funds lawyer from the other firm.

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