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WFW launches in Dubai with three-lawyer team

18-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Watson Farley & Williams has today (18 September) launched its first office in the Middle East, based in Dubai.


Magic circle PE fighting talk

18-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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Berwin Leighton Paisner names DLA's Bob Charlton as Asia head and Hong Kong MP

17-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Berwin Leighton Paisner has hired former DLA Piper Asia Pacific head Bob Charlton as its new head of Asia and Hong Kong managing partner.

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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.

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The interpretation of the scope of application of the investor’s right to withdraw from any contracts for the placement of door-to-door financial products has again captured the attention of all players.

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Many members of Congress have introduced bills addressing many aspects of higher education that concern the public. 

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A recent High Court case has emphasised the need for investors to ensure that confidentially clauses in shareholders’ agreement are drafted correctly. 

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15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

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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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