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Why the Cooley effect is one to watch

19-Jan-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

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.

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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.

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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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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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Freshfields scores a US touchdown

29-Sep-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

The self-belief of Freshfields managing partner and corporate head is remarkable.

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A farewell to UK finance work

20-Jan-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

For some reason the politics of King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin’s corporate department attracts extraordinary attention online from our readers.

Corporate News

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Freshfields and Pinsents team up with Scottish firms for Total’s North Sea sale

28-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Pinsent Masons has advised energy company Total, as it sold £585m worth of North Sea midstream assets to North Sea Midstream Partners (NSMP), represented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Shepherd & Wedderburn. 

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Trio of US firms take top roles on Schlumberger and Cameron's $14.8bn oil deal

26-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Baker Botts, Cravath and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher have all advised on oilfield services company Schlumberger’s $14.8bn purchase of equipment provider Cameron. 

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Arthur Cox, A&O and Freshfields lead on Betfair and Paddy Power's proposed £5bn merger

26-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Arthur Cox, Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have won top roles on the latest proposed online betting merger between Betfair and Paddy Power. 

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Corporate Analysis

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Offshore deals, January-June 2015

20-Jul-2015

Firms had a strong and interesting start to 2015. 

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Return of the big spenders: fees in public M&A work

6-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Fees are on the rise in public M&A work, but the gap is widening between the billion-pound transactions and those of under £500m.

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Funds News

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Mishcon loses co-head of funds and financial services to O’Melveny

28-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Mishcon de Reya co-head of funds and financial services group Eve Ellis is set to join O’Melveny & Myers in London.

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Morgan Lewis takes DLA Piper funds head in London

16-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has hired DLA Piper’s London head of investment funds Gawain Hughes, as the firm continues to grow in London.

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Norton Rose Fulbright and Carey Olsen represent solar investment fund Bluefield on planned flotation

14-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Norton Rose Fulbright and Carey Olsen have advised Bluefield European Solar Fund (BESF) on its intention to raise €200m on its flotation on the London Stock Exchange. 

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