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Freshfields' latest US raid adds Shearman M&A veteran to bolster New York practice

16-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields has continued its dramatic US hiring spree, adding Shearman & Sterling M&A lawyer Peter Lyons as co-head of its public M&A group.


Cadwalader continues London capital markets spree with hire of Ashurst's Quirolo

16-Sep-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has continued its run of London lateral hires with the addition of Ashurst capital markets partner David Quirolo.


Clyde & Co drafted in by RBS shareholders for potential class action

16-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clyde & Co partner Julian Connerty is advising a group of shareholders planning to sue the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) for allegedly forcing small companies out of business through its global restructuring group (GRG). 


Jones Day bulks up its banking practice with DLA Piper partner Conway

15-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Jones Day has hired DLA Piper banking partner Justin Conway as it continues to invest in its banking and finance practice in the City.

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Ashurst’s US banking chief Ridealgh quits for Weil in New York

12-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ashurst finance partner Damian Ridealgh, who led the firm’s banking practice in the US, has joined Weil Gotshal & Manges in New York.


Jones Day continues hiring spree with Paul Hastings securitisation partner Hamilton

9-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Jones Day has raided Paul Hastings for capital markets partner Neil Hamilton, who has left the firm after just two years at the practice.


Magic circle PE fighting talk

8-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Last week Ropes & Gray chief Mike Goetz said UK firms needed to be worried about their private equity finance “vulnerability”. Now the magic circle is hitting back.

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Top Scottish firms boom with £438.2m combined turnover

8-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Scotland’s top independent firms have pulled out of the recession in earnest in 2013/14, with the top 20 turning over a combined revenue of £438.2m, a rise of 8 per cent on £406.9m the previous year.

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White & Case adds former A&O US group head to Frankfurt office

5-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

White & Case has added Allen & Overy (A&O) capital markets partner Gernot Wagner to its Frankfurt office in a continued push to bulk up its European finance practice. 

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DLA Piper 17-Sep-2014

DLA Piper has released the latest version (issue 4, Q3 2014) of its Global Financial Markets Insight publication.

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Kemp Little 17-Sep-2014

Earlier this summer, the EBA published an analysis and opinion on virtual currencies — focusing on if they could or ought to be regulated.

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Gateley 17-Sep-2014

EAT., the high-street ‘food-to-go’ retailer, has refinanced its existing credit lines with a new £40m unitranche facility. So what is unitranche financing and why is it used?

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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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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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Financial incentives should be introduced for whistleblowers if we really want to encourage them 

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