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? 


Latham and Kirkland go native in London, but how far have other US firms come?


US firms are growing deep roots in London by hiring and promoting local talent, data from The Lawyer shows. Which firms are growing their own and which are still intent on buying in laterals?


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

Julio Veloso Broseta

The Lawyer Briefings Live: Latin America – The new, new world

7-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Brazil may be hogging the limelight right now, but its neighbours should not be ignored. The rest of Latin America deserves investors’ attention too

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Kirkland banking star Gillespie quits for Gibson Dunn

12-Dec-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Kirkland & Ellis debt finance partner Stephen Gillespie is leaving the firm to join Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, to become the Californian firm’s fifth high-profile recruit this year.


Sidley makes up 32 in promotions round with two in London

11-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Sidley Austin has made up two lawyers to its London office in its boosted 2014 promotions round, which saw 32 lawyers added to its ranks including four in Europe. 

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Penningtons Manches opens San Francisco office to bolster cross-border M&A practice

10-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Penningtons Manches has announced the opening of its first office outside of the UK in San Francisco to cash in on the firm’s network of clients in the area and boost its M&A cross-border offering.

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McKesson: FCA allows taxpayer’s motion download

Dentons 22-Dec-2014

The Federal Court of Appeal has allowed the taxpayer’s motion to amend its Notice of Appeal to add a new ground of appeal.

President Obama announces major changes in US Cuba policy – sanctions to be eased download

Dentons 22-Dec-2014

On December 17, 2014, President Barack Obama announced major changes in US policy with respect to Cuba, unveiling the most substantial steps toward diplomatic and trade normalization since the US severed relations and imposed a full trade embargo in 1961. While that embargo remains in effect, President Obama said he will take several executive actions to open up more opportunities for trade and travel between the US and Cuba, including by relaxing ...

Sony Entertainment hackers silence free speech download subscription

Schillings 22-Dec-2014

When Sony announced film The Interview would not be released at all, it marked the first time that a film has been withdrawn purely because of a hack attack

Global Insight — Spanish insolvency laws; retention of title in the UK; portfolio transactions; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 19-Dec-2014

Global Insight is a digital publication bringing you news, views and analysis from DLA Piper’s global restructuring group.

Keeping it clean: reflections on EU regulations on CO2 emissions for automotive manufacturers download subscription

Shoosmiths 18-Dec-2014

A $100m US settlement may be of only passing interest to the UK auto industry, but parallels can be drawn with increasing levels of regulation in Europe.

‘Single-sided’ derivatives reporting for Phase 3B entities download subscription

Minter Ellison 16-Dec-2014

The federal government has confirmed there will be ‘single-sided’ reporting for Phase 3B entities. 

Impact of FATCA on Bermuda entities download subscription

Conyers Dill & Pearman 12-Dec-2014

To facilitate reporting under and reduce the burden of compliance with FATCA Bermuda has signed a Model 2 intergovernmental agreement with the US.

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