IT

Peer panel: IT – Oil the wheels of commerce with data

20-Oct-2014

Information is key in M&A negotiations but the amount of data available is rocketing as a result of social media. Our expert panel give their advice

freshfields

Freshfields: in a league of its own

29-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields is taking on corporate America as part of a wider mission – to become a leading player not in the magic circle but in the ‘international elite’

Pritchard Freshfields

Freshfields bids for US M&A home run

22-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Magic circle player splashes out as it aims for the New York corporate heights

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Italy: Diversity strategy

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Italian M&A activity has hit a rough patch, forcing law firms to look for alternative sources of revenue

Sanderson

Private equity: keep out

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Can City firms close the door on line of PE staff heading out for US practices?

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Corporate Briefings

Consumer credit affordability assessment under CONC — are you ready? download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 20-Oct-2014

Firms carrying on consumer-credit-related regulated activity need to ensure they are complying with the requirements set out in the Consumer Credit Sourcebook (CONC).

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Deals Insider

Natalie Stanton

Jones Day and DLA Piper pop up on latest tax inversion deal

20-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

No doubt Slaughter and May and Herbert Smith Freehills are busy scrabbling to save AbbVie’s $55bn takeover of Shire, ...

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Young guns go for it at Kirkland

20-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Next generation set to take lead at Kirkland & Ellis as White exits for Fried Frank 

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Linklaters launches LGBT ally scheme

17-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Linklaters has continued its push on diversity by launching a new ally programme aimed at support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) colleagues.

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A&O, Hogan Lovells and Freshfields lead on Heathrow Airport deal

17-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A raft of firms including Allen & Overy, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Pinsent Masons and Hogan Lovells has advised on the £1bn sale of three of Heathrow’s airports to a consortium formed by Ferrovial and Macquarie.

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Corporate Opinion

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.

Robert Lewis

Alibaba IPO shows why lawyers matter

29-Sep-2014

Following the record-setting IPO of Alibaba, Jack Ma is now a global business icon.

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Funds News

Roome

The Akin deal is done, but what of the five Bingham refuseniks?

19-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The much anticipated tie-up between Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Bingham McCutcheon’s London office closes only one chapter of speculation over the fate of the US firm.

Hong Kong

Funds boutique MJ Hudson launches in Hong Kong amidst three-strong promos round

28-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Asset management and funds boutique MJ Hudson has launched in Hong Kong, creating the firm’s third office alongside London and Jersey.

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