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.
For both SJ Berwin and Ashurst the lure of an Asia deal was irresistible.
Citibank Global Markets Inc was recently saved, by the skin of its teeth, from being permanently barred from acting as a placement agent.
Gibson Dunn’s hire of former Ashurst senior partner Charlie Geffen is one of the biggest corporate stories of the season.
Following the record-setting IPO of Alibaba, Jack Ma is now a global business icon.
The self-belief of Freshfields managing partner and corporate head is remarkable.
For some reason the politics of King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin’s corporate department attracts extraordinary attention online from our readers.
Dangerous things, mergers. I’m not talking about Penningtons’ takeover of zombie firm Manches, although that deal is tricky enough in itself – as we expose in considerable detail this week.
Mergers can boost profitability, but only if the negotiating teams stay calm and stick to the plan
Mayer Brown has hired two senior corporate partners for its Paris office, including Davis Polk & Wardwell’s first-ever non-US qualified hire Arnaud Pérès.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has regained top spot in worldwide deal rankings, advising on the greatest volume and value of M&A transactions for the first quarter of 2014, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer maintaining its place at the top of the European and UK table.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy have advised on Asia’s largest bond offering so far this year, the $5bn (£3.3bn) bond offering by state-owned Malaysian company Petronas.
Early repayment of its bailout and solid M&A interest from foreign investors have brought optimism to Portugal’s lawyers.
Technology M&A is leading the way in Israel as foreign companies clamour to invest, but will a regulator’s U-turn put the brakes on growth?
While deal numbers were up last year, their value rocketed – and this time it’s not the US firms taking the lion’s share.
Scottish firms Burness Paull and Levy & McRae are facing legal action from the liquidators of Heather Capital over their involvement in the collapse of the $400m hedge fund.
Irish firm Arthur Cox has appointed the general counsel of exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider Source, Adrian Mulryan, as a partner in its London funds team.
Eaglewood Europe has hired former Sidley Austin associate Dipali Sahni as its first general counsel.