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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

Stock exchange

Wragges merger sees gain of 23 listed clients as Slaughters leads rankings

30-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has jumped six places in the corporate client rankings following its upcoming merger with Gowlings, while Slaughter and May continues to lead with 114 clients. 


Capita completes panel review with Addleshaws, DWF and Pinsents winning spots

27-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

A raft of national firms including Addleshaw Goddard, DWF and Pinsent Masons are both understood to have won roles on Capita’s commercial panel review, which concluded this month. 

IT technology

Freshfields and Sullivan take the lead on £1.2bn Wincor Nixdorf and Diebold tie-up

26-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Cross-border teams from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Sullivan & Cromwell are advising on the €1.7bn (£1.2bn) tie-up between banking technology companies Wincor Nixdorf and Diebold in Germany and the US. 

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Corporate Analysis


LMI analysis – Company in the spotlight: Wm Morrison


Morrisons is the fourth-largest supermarket chain in the UK and is a wholly domestic-focused retailer, although the company has a number of subsidiaries outside the UK as part of its supply chain.  Its brand emphasis on fresh food has seen Morrisons make considerable investment in its supply chain; it runs its own manufacturing and production facilities, makes more than half the fresh food it sells in store and online, and operates seven regional distribution ...

Special report: Offshore deals, Q3 2015


Insurance mergers, chunky financings and several capital markets deals characterised offshore corporate work in the last quarter.

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Relationship capital: The FTSE 250’s favourite law firms video

9-Nov-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Slaughter and May is the law firm with the closest relationship with the FTSE250, advising 44 constituent companies, research gathered from new relationship management tool The Lawyer Market Intelligence has shown.

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Funds News


Pemberton Asset Management hires Dechert's Mitchell as first GC

15-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Dechert partner Corinna Mitchell has joined Pemberton Asset Management as its first general counsel.

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