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Dentons picks up KWMSJB Paris restructuring team

24-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons has hired a partner and four associates from King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWMSJB)’s Paris office in an effort to strengthen its restructuring team, following the departure of two partners earlier this year.

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Akin springs 22 Bingham partners

22-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

London restructuring team’s mass exit may speed $2bn mega-merger talks 

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The Akin deal is done, but what of the five Bingham refuseniks?

19-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The much anticipated tie-up between Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Bingham McCutcheon’s London office closes only one chapter of speculation over the fate of the US firm.

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Morgan Lewis misses out as Akin Gump scores Bingham’s entire London office

17-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Akin Gump is to merge with Bingham McCutchen’s $52.3m (£32.1m)-turnover London office in a deal that will add 22 partners in London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong.

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Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and CMS get call on Phones 4U administration

16-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Allen & Overy has scooped a key role in the administration of Phones 4U, having been instructed by the company and its administrator PwC.

London

Bingham lawyers nervy as London partners mull exit

10-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Natalie Stanton

With his firm understood to be talking merger with Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Bingham McCutchen’s London managing partner James Roome could be set to quit, an exit that could have a major impact on Bingham’s future in the City.

Manchester

Cobbetts' bank debt deferred pending legal action

27-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Cobbetts’ administrator KPMG has postponed a final distribution of £336,687 to Lloyds Bank after receiving notice of legal action relating to the sum by four former partners.

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Linklaters, Travers Smith, Weil in £184m PwC Lehman pensions settlement

19-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Dentons, Linklaters, Travers Smith and Weil Gotshal & Manges have settled a £184m battle between the Pensions Regulator and Lehman Brothers administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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Gibraltar lawyers jailed over £40m client money scam

9-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Three brothers who ran one of Gibraltar’s largest law firms were jailed last week for fraud, four years after their firm, Marrache & Co, was put into liquidation.

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This briefing sets out the main features of Jersey cell companies and highlights the benefits offered by this highly flexible type of company.

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The Luxembourg District Court sitting in commercial matters has rejected the applications of ESI and RIO FORTE to be placed under controlled management.

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Addleshaw Goddard 17-Oct-2014

The Supreme Court decision in FHR European Ventures LLP & Ors v Cedar Capital Partners LLC provides a reminder that bribery also gives rise to civil claims.

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Barclays ready for battle over Dewey debts

5-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

It is now two years since the collapse of mammoth firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. But the next chapter in the story of its dramatic spiral into crisis is about to emerge in lurid technicolour following a High Court trial last week.

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Insolvency: Go for broke

20-Jan-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Restructuring firms anticipate a boom when UK interest rates get jacked up and from mandates coming from Asia

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Akin means business in the City

22-Sep-2014

Like a python after swallowing an antelope, Akin Gump London may want to rest a while.

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