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Freshfields finance partner Steele departs for Kirkland

30-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Kirkland & Ellis has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Michael Steele, a month after high-yield partner Ward McKimm made the opposite move.

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CMS hit with "ground breaking" court application to be removed as KPMG lawyers

28-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

An application has been made to the High Court to have CMS Cameron McKenna removed as the lawyers for two KPMG administrators over allegations that the firm’s role represents a conflict of interest.

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Which US firm is for you? This year's International Top 30 offers some clues

28-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

With moves between US firms rocketing in the first half of 2015, The Lawyer’s Top 30 International Firms in London report reveals the most coveted firms to join and those losing out in the war for talent in London.

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Bank of America GC Lynch steps down as fines drop off

27-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Bank of America general counsel Gary Lynch is stepping down from his role, four years after joining the bank.

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A&O, Slaughters and Weil Gotshal among winners on GE European panel

27-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

GE has reviewed its finance and M&A European legal panel and it is understood that Allen & Overy (A&O), Slaughter and May and Weil Gotshal & Manges are among the firms winning a place.

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Deutsche Bank reappoints host of firms to global panel

24-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Deutsche Bank has carried out its biennial legal review and is understood to have appointed Allen & Overy (A&O), Hogan Lovells and White & Case to its roster. 

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Barclays’ Peddie to join Baker & McKenzie for global investigations boost

23-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Barclays managing director of litigation and investigations Jonathan Peddie and former Standard Chartered group head of legal David Brimacombe are set to join Baker & McKenzie’s global investigations practice as partner and consultant respectively.

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Standard Chartered hands GC extra power in management shake-up

21-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Standard Chartered’s new chief executive Bill Winters has announced a “realignment” of the bank’s compliance and legal capabilities, handing group general counsel David Fein responsibility for corporate secretariat issues.

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HSF client Lloyds Bank's fight over HBoS emails to reach High Court this week

20-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lawyers for 6,000 Lloyds Bank shareholders will go before the High Court this week to seek disclosure of sensitive documents and agree costs in the mammoth lawsuit over the acquisition of Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBoS).

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Walker Morris 31-Jul-2015

Numerous complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service.

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Lessees will be required to recognise assets and liabilities for all identified leases.

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Crossing the divide: cross-border work and the Finance Team of the Year award

8-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Cross-border work and political tensions are dominating this year’s entries for Finance Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards.

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​Legal implications arising from a Grexit

15-Jul-2015

While the chances of Greece leaving the eurozone have diminished a Grexit still remains possible.

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Does RBS deserve the cold shoulder?

13-Jul-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Which firms will have the balls to walk away from the RBS review?

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The revelation by Tesco that it had overstated its trading profits by £250m wiped £2bn off its market value in one day.

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