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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.

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Mergers: the ultimate test of loyalty

11-Nov-2013 | By Catrin Griffiths

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.

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Stay cool during a merger

11-Sep-2013

Mergers can boost profitability, but only if the negotiating teams stay calm and stick to the plan

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Top leaders are secret politicians

22-Jul-2013

To become a senior partner, you need to be a highly skilled politician who appears to shun politics

Corporate News

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Freshfields and Herbert Smith Freehills ring in on Hutchison Whampoa’s £10.25bn acquisition of O2

28-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herbert Smith Freehills are among the firms to win key roles on Hong Kong giant Hutchison Whampoa’s proposed acquisition of O2.

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A&O and Ashurst win key roles on £680m Jurys Inn hotel chain sale

28-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Allen & Overy (A&O), Ashurst, Dillon Eustace and William Fry have won key mandates advising on the £680m acquisition of the Jurys Inn hotel chain by US private equity group Lone Star.

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Finland's Roschier tempts Latham capital markets partner home from London

28-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Finnish firm Roschier has announced the hire of Latham & Watkins capital markets partner Antti Ihamuotila, bringing him back home to Helsinki after 15 years in London.

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Corporate Analysis

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The Hot 100 2015: Corporate

26-Jan-2015

In association with Fox Rodney, Saunderson House and Thomson Reuters

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Funds News

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Eaglewood Capital Management hires Paul Hastings associate as its first GC

28-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Eaglewood Europe has hired former Paul Hastings associate Dipali Sahni as its first general counsel.

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A&O and Herbert Smith Freehills advise on £1bn sale of Moorfield portfolio to Lone Star

5-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Moorfield Real Estate Fund on the sale of its diversified real estate investment portfolio to Lone Star Real Estate Fund, represented by Allen & Overy (A&O), for £1bn.

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