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
French boutique Villey Giraud Grolleaud has made its first lateral hire since launching two years ago, picking up Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) corporate partner Frédéric Grillier.
Bredin Prat, Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz have picked up top roles in XPO Logistics’ €3.24bn acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle, with both French firms winning new clients in the process.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Slaughter and May have taken the lead roles on Santander Asset Management’s multi-billion euro merger with Pioneer Investments.
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Early repayment of its bailout and solid M&A interest from foreign investors have brought optimism to Portugal’s lawyers.
Travers Thorp Alberga (TTA) has strengthened its corporate and funds team with the hire of former Herbert Smith partner and FourWinds Capital Management general counsel Louise Freestone.