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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.


Are there bad actors hiding in your client’s private placement?


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


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.

Corporate News

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A&O IPO surge continues as firm bags role on Equiniti listing

5-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised on its fourth initial public offering (IPO) in a month, working alongside Weil Gotshal & Manges on the intended listing of service provider Equiniti. 


Run of corporate exits continue at Clydes as Tromans jumps ship to Willkie Farr

1-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Clyde & Co has lost its third corporate partner in four months, as Andy Tromans leaves the firm’s insurance group for Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

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A&O wins £1bn IPO mandate from new client Ibstock

30-Sep-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Brick manufacturer Ibstock has turned to new adviser Allen & Overy (A&O) on its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange, marking a significant client win for the firm.

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The Lawyer UK 200 2015: which firms are getting the most out of their property?

14-Sep-2015 | By Kim Tasso

New UK 200 data shows early signs of momentous change at UK legal offices, as firms seek out real estate strategies that ease the pressure of soaring rents, promote flexible working and attract high-quality staff and clients


Major transactions put Balkans on the deals map

7-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Corporate work is booming in the Balkans, with many deals, including BAT’s purchase of a Croatian tobacco business, punching above €200m.

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