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Top international firms in London: American pie and chips

14-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

While some US firms had a rougher ride in this year’s survey, the West Coasters have found London a home from home

Money

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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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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Canada: Farm horizons

13-Jan-2014 | By Burhan Khadbai

The food and agribusiness industry is booming, with farmland investments offering alternatives to work in the stalled commodities sector

Money

The Lawyer Global Litigation Top 50: Flex appeal

9-Dec-2013 | By Matt Byrne

Litigation is an engine room of firms’ earnings but many clients, keen to keep a grip on the purse-strings, are forcing a reworking of fee arrangements

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The Lawyer Global Litigation Top 50: The in-house side of the story

9-Dec-2013 | By Matt Byrne

The hourly rate is fast becoming an anachronism and firms must heed client warnings and foster more flexible solutions, say general counsel

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All eyes on energy

20-May-2013 | By Matt Byrne

The arrival of Texas firm Andrews Kurth in the UK proves how busy the oil and gas market has become. But the sector’s high level of activity has caught the eye of the European Commission

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Hire plains drifters: how the top US firms are doing in London

22-Apr-2013 | By Matt Byrne, Lucy Burton

US firms are on a hiring drive to gain clout in London and boost their English law capabilities, and the tactic is paying off

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Davis Polk analysis: Friends and relationships

11-Feb-2013

New boss Tom Reid is taking Davis Polk down a path that calls longstanding links into question, including those with Slaughter and May

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CC in front seat at Carlyle

24-Sep-2012 | By Joshua Freedman

The flurry of deals undertaken by private equity giant Carlyle this year has provided rich picking for a number of big firms

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Addressing the tax challenges of the digital economy: OECD BEPS Action 1 Discussion Draft download subscription

Minter Ellison 23-Apr-2014

On 24 March, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development issued BEPS Action 1: Address the Tax Challenges of the Digital Economy.

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Brown Rudnick cuts associate class, grows London

22-Apr-2014

When one door closes, another swings opens - a saying that is perhaps laminated in Brown Rudnick’s boardroom. The US firm has pulled offers from half of the associates set to join the firm in autumn, a move that comes weeks after it announced plans to bolster its London IP team

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Film and TV US firm SmithDehn opens up in Northern Ireland after HBO media course launch

23-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

US entertainment firm SmithDehn has opened in Northern Ireland, months after it kicked off a media law course in the region with client HBO. 

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Americas Opinion

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Hiring is the key to capital gains

14-Apr-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Until now ‘international’ has been a bit of a euphemism since historically the firms in our survey have always been American. This year, though, the terminology is correct

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Commercial contracts in Vietnam - get your dispute resolution clause right

10-Jan-2014

The legal enforceability of contracts in Europe

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Canada

Canada: Farm horizons

13-Jan-2014 | By Burhan Khadbai

The food and agribusiness industry is booming, with farmland investments offering alternatives to work in the stalled commodities sector

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Canada: Braking news

5-Aug-2013 | By Christian Metcalfe

Canada’s legal market continues to consolidate as the stalling global commodities supercycle slows work

Canada

Due South

14-Jan-2013 | Updated: 1-Feb-2013 | By Lucy Burton

A resource-rich home territory remains the focus for Canadian firms but growing client globalisation is pulling them to Latin America and Africa

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London pen

Top international firms in London: American pie and chips

14-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

While some US firms had a rougher ride in this year’s survey, the West Coasters have found London a home from home

Money

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. 

x

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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