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Lloyds Banking Group appoints new retail GC

30-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Lloyds Banking Group has appointed Jennifer Neilsen as general counsel for retail following the departure of Stuart Morgan in May.

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"It could be win/win for us and for him": Weil's Francies on losing Lucas

24-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

In his 14 years at the helm of Weil Gotshal & Manges’ London office, Mike Francies has overseen a wealth of change, watching the office transform from a private equity and structured finance focused outfit into a broader beast.

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Pérez-Llorca to open London office to tap into European finance work

15-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Spanish firm Pérez- Llorca has announced the opening of a new office in London, led by corporate and finance partner Fernando Quicios.

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McDermott’s Brochet to join Greenberg Traurig Maher’s London office

14-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

McDermott Will & Emery finance partner Pierre Brochet has left to join Greenberg Traurig Maher’s (GTM) London office as a partner in the firm’s corporate and securities practice.

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White & Case makes up five new partners in London as part of 37-strong global promos round

13-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

White & Case has added five new members to its partnership in London - more than any of the firm’s other offices globally.

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KWM SJB adds nine to Milan office and creates employment team

13-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWM SJB) has hired finance and employment teams in Milan led by partners from two local firms in a significant boost for its Italian practice.

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BLP, Clifford Chance, OC and Stephenson Harwood miss out on Lloyds panel spots

13-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), Clifford Chance, Osborne Clarke and Stephenson Harwood are understood to have missed out on Lloyds’ core panel spots in its latest review, which reduced the roster from 12 to 10.

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Freshfields and Linklaters dominate the 2014 IPO market

13-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters advised on more main market IPOs in London than any other firms between 1 January and 30 August 2014.

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Orrick focuses on Africa with Heenan Paris hire

9-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Orrick Rambaud Martel has strengthened its Paris banking group and Africa expertise with the hire of a partner from Heenan Paris, the French successor firm to collapsed Canadian outfit Heenan Blaikie.

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Moldova: amendments to the legislation on pledges download subscription

Schoenherr 30-Oct-2014

On 25 July 2014, the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova adopted Act No. 173/2014 on amending and supplementing of certain legal acts.

Consumer finance update: CFPB issues final rule for QM points and fees cure download subscription

Dentons 28-Oct-2014

The CFPB has issued a final rule allowing lenders to cure loans that do not meet the ‘points and fees’ test under the Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule.

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Gateley 28-Oct-2014

Earlier this year, the Bank of England announced that it was withdrawing the legal tender status of the then current £50 note. What did that mean?

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Banking and finance: The advice squad

13-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

IPOs are booming again, sending law firms jostling for mandates, but this time there’s a new role for banks that are independently advising the issuers. Step forward Lazard and Rothschild

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Panel reviews 2014: The chosen ones download

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all

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Tesco - Why City analysts and journalists need to learn to speak our language

25-Sep-2014

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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Losing the magic touch in finance

17-Mar-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Have the magic circle firms squandered their lead in acquisition finance?

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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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