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Quinn Emanuel and Niederer Kraft & Frey seal first US settlement for Swiss bank BSI

31-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and Swiss firm Niederer Kraft & Frey have advised BSI, the first Swiss bank to reach a deal with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) over allegations of helping clients evade tax.

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Freshfields returns to Linklaters for another Hong Kong partner hire

31-Mar-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has continued to bolster its Asian practice by hiring from magic circle rival Linklaters, this time taking a Beijing banking and finance partner for its Hong Kong office.

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Hogan Lovells launches in Australia with Allens two-partner hire

31-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Hogan Lovells has launched an office in Australia with the hire of partners Nicky Lester and Tim Lester from Linklaters’ best friend firm Allens.

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Ashurst and Slaughters on call for RBS Coutts sale to UBP

27-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Ashurst and Slaughter and May have advised on the $30bn (£20.8bn) sale of RBS’ private banking and wealth management business Coutts International to Union Bancaire Privée.

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OneSavings Bank appoints new head of legal and unveils first formal panel

27-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

OneSavings Bank (OSB) has appointed a new head of legal as it names 12 firms to its first formal legal panel of external advisers.

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Barclays shake-up: Asia Pac GC Croxford to replace Handling

20-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Barclays’ general counsel for Asia Pacific Simon Croxford is replacing Erica Handling as general counsel for Europe and Middle East (EME) investment.

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A&O, HSF and Linklaters advise on TSB £1.7bn takeover by Spain’s Banco Sabadell

20-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy (A&O), Linklaters and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) were drafted in to advise on the £1.7bn sale of TSB, Britain’s seventh-biggest bank, to Spanish bank Banco Sabadell, which was accepted this morning (20 March 2015).

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A&O US corporate finance head Wickenden quits firm after three years

19-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy’s (A&O) US corporate finance head Jim Wickenden has quit the firm, to be replaced by London-based partner Kevin Muzilla.

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Bank of England appoints CMA director of enforcement Sonya Branch as general counsel

19-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

The Bank of England (BoE) has hired Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) director of enforcement Sonya Branch to replace Graham Nicholson, who will retire at the end of April.

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