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Paul Hastings takes nine-strong team from Ashurst for US structured finance build-up

3-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Paul Hastings has hired a nine-strong team in New York and Washington, DC, led by Ashurst co-head of securities and derivatives Scott Faga and US managing partner Eugene Ferrer, to build its structured finance capability.

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Chadbourne and King & Spalding advise in landmark Islamic financing for $2bn industrial gases project

3-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Chadbourne & Parke and King & Spalding have advised on the Islamic financing for a $2bn (£1.279bn) industrial gases project in Saudi Arabia to supply oil company Saudi Aramco.

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Lloyds Bank hires Barclays corporate banking GC as part of Linklaters' Davies' new team

2-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lloyds Bank has hired ex-Barclays head of legal for corporate banking Joanna Carver as general counsel for commercial banking.

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Gide loses finance partner Arsanios to Reed Smith in Paris

2-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Gide Loyrette Nouel is set to lose another lawyer in Paris as finance partner Fernand Arsanios departs to join Reed Smith’s financial industry group.

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Clifford Chance and Linklaters advise as General Electric continues $100bn asset sell-off

1-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Clifford Chance and Linklaters are the latest firms to have won mandates as General Electric (GE) stays on track to sell $100bn (£63.6bn) worth of assets by the end of the year. 

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CC and Linklaters advise on BOC’s $3.55bn Silk Road bond issuance

25-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Clifford Chance and Linklaters have acted as lead international counsel on the issuance of Bank of China’s $3.55bn multi-currency bond, which is set to facilitate China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.

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Latham project finance partner Collins departs for Jones Day

24-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Latham & Watkins Abu Dhabi project finance partner Nick Collins has joined Jones Day’s projects and infrastructure practice in London.

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Proskauer continues recruitment drive with DLA London partner Griffith

24-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Proskauer Rose has continued its London hiring spree by picking up finance partner Alexander Griffith from DLA Piper.

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Source UK Services taps Citco for general counsel

23-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Europe exchange-traded products provider Source UK Services has appointed Citco Financial Products’ Katy Walton Jones as its general counsel and a member of the management committee.

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Mutual Recognition of Funds scheme marks new milestone in fund passporting download subscription

KPMG 3-Jul-2015

The Commencement of the Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF) scheme has set the tone for further potential boosts to Asian fund passporting schemes.

Special purpose acquisition companies: SPAC to the future download subscription

Collas Crill 3-Jul-2015

Special purpose acquisition companies (‘SPACs’) or ‘cash shells’ are back in fashion. We are seeing greater interest than ever before in the use of these vehicles.

Declare and be exempt: new Russian programme for individuals’ assets download subscription

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners 2-Jul-2015

Individuals can disclose their assets in exchange for exemption from administrative, tax and criminal liability.

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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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Switzerland – Shaken then spurred

20-Apr-2015

Tax evasion allegations and the uncapping of the Swiss franc have kept the country in the headlines recently, but it’s all good for lawyers.

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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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