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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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A&O exploits opportunity to break into South Africa

8-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Allen & Overy has become the latest firm to move into South Africa, hiring a finance team from Bowman Gilfillan - but just how significant is the move?

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Allen & Overy opens in Jo'burg with seven-partner Bowman Gilfillan team

8-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Allen & Overy (A&O) has become the first magic circle firm to establish its own presence on the ground in South Africa, hiring a team from local heavyweight Bowman Gifillan led by partner Lionel Shawe.

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The Canadian dollar high-yield market continues to provide flexibility to public dividend-paying issuers to implement and maintain their distribution policies through specific and customised dividend baskets.

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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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