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Clifford Chance advises bondholders pursuing unpaid Ukrainian bond coupon

21-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance partner Jared Grubb is advising a group of bondholders seeking $2m from Ukrainian bank VAB Bank after it failed to pay out a coupon due to new Ukrainian foreign currency restrictions.

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Pérez-Llorca wins Spanish airport IPO deal with €1 fee

21-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Spanish firm Pérez-Llorca has secured the instruction to advise the Spanish airport operator Aena (Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea) on its upcoming flotation for a fee of just €1.


JP Morgan asking for reduced rates in panel review

19-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

JP Morgan Chase has launched its latest panel review, having warned firms they will have to cut rates by at least 2 per cent to qualify. 


Clifford Chance advises as RBS waits for latest FCA fine

19-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance is advising the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as it prepares for another round of fines from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), this time in relation to a 2012 IT meltdown.

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Bird & Bird replaced by Fladgate on £4bn RBS shareholder case after fees row

17-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Bird & Bird has been replaced by Fladgate on the £4bn battle between the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and shareholders over a 2008 £12bn rights issue amid disagreements over fees.


Clifford Chance, Freshfields, HSF and Linklaters on £2.6bn FCA forex settlement

13-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Linklaters are among the firms advising the banks hit with £2.6bn in fines from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and US regulators for a mass attempt to rig the foreign exchange (forex) market.


Ashurst, Clifford Chance, Freshfields and Linklaters all on CMA bank probe

11-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Linklaters, Clifford Chance, Freshfields and Ashurst have all won roles for the UK’s big four retail banks currently at the centre of a major Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) probe launched last week.


Metro Bank kicks off review of lending and securities panel

11-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Metro Bank general counsel Sally-Ann James has kicked off a review of the bank’s biennial lending and securities panel, which is set to finalise next month.

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Pinsents kicks off contested managing partner election

5-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Pinsent Masons has kicked off its managing partner election process by putting three partners up for the role.

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InVest — November 2014: FSB publishes final report on foreign exchange benchmarks; and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 21-Nov-2014

Addleshaw Goddard has published this month’s round-up of developments affecting banks, wealth managers, brokers and funds.

Double agent: responsibility for payment of a bribe and conflict of interest download subscription

Dentons 21-Nov-2014

Dentons considers one of the key aspects of the judge’s findings as between UBS and KWL.

Focus: loans to enterprises by insurance companies — amendments to Regulation 36/2011 approved by IVASS download subscription

DLA Piper 21-Nov-2014

Law Decree no. 91 of 2014 has added a new provision to paragraph 2 of article 114 of Legislative Decree no. 385 of 1 September 1993.

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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


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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