Simpson Thacher boosts City diversity stats with return of finance partner O'Shea

22-Jul-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett finance partner Sinead O’Shea is relocating from Hong Kong to London, where she will become the elite US firm’s first female partner based in the City.

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Dentons tempts Zizzi back from Clifford Chance for Bucharest boost

17-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Clifford Chance Bucharest partner Perry Zizzi has rejoined Dentons, almost seven years after quitting legacy Salans for the magic circle firm.


A&O, Freshfields, Hogan Lovells, and Simmons among firms taking spots on Barclays' reduced panel

1-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Barclays has chopped its global panel by 30 per cent after unveiling a new-look structure made up of general and preferred advisers.

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Revenue hits £1.359bn at Clifford Chance, PEP up 16 per cent to £1.14m

1-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Revenue soared to its highest-ever level at Clifford Chance in the 2013/14 financial year to reach £1.359bn, 7 per cent boost on the £1.271bn turnover posted at the end of the previous financial year. 


Orrick continues London growth spurt with Proskauer finance hire

30-Jun-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Orrick’s London office has announced its second major partner hire in the space of a week, with confirmation that the former head of Proskauer’s English law finance practice Michael Crosby is joining the firm.


Get used to working together, bank advisers told

30-Jun-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Banks get serious about collaboration among panel law firms

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Arnold & Porter and Linklaters advise as Kenya makes debut bond issuance

27-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Arnold & Porter, Linklaters and Kenyan firms Anjarwalla & Khanna and Kaplan & Stratton have taken the lead roles on Kenya’s $2bn (£1.2bn) Eurobond, the largest debut sovereign bond issuance from Africa.


Wonga to pay out £2.6m after sending debt collection letters from fake firms

25-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

The UK’s biggest payday loans company, Wonga, is set to pay £2.6m compensation to about 45,000 customers after sending letters threatening legal action from non-existent law firms.

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Canary Wharf bondholders do battle over Clifford Chance HQ sale proceeds

25-Jun-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Deutsche Bank and Canary Wharf Group are seeking a court resolution over a financing deal following the £795m sale of Clifford Chance’s 10 Upper Bank Street building.

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The thin end of the wedge: the CMA and FCA publish provisional findings on retail banking download subscription

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The latest action to be taken by the competition authorities is the public consultation on the provisional decision by the CMA on PCAs and banking services to SMEs.

Europe: Italian tax changes in relation to Italian banking arrangements download subscription

Eversheds 22-Jul-2014

International industrial and manufacturing businesses that have Italian businesses or subsidiaries with banking facilities in Italy should be aware of recent Italian tax changes.

New CSSF circular on UCITS depositaries download subscription

Wildgen 22-Jul-2014

The Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) circular 14/587 was issued on 11 July 2014.

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The Lawyer Awards 2014 Shortlist: Finance Team of the Year

9-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

A flair for innovation sets apart the banking and finance teams on this year’s shortlist for top honours at The Lawyer Awards 


Switzerland: You can dodge, but you can’t hide

21-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

As Swiss banks wait for the US authorities’ tax evasion spotlight to fall on them, law firms are drafting in extra staff to cope


Leveraged finance: where did it all go wrong for UK firms?

18-Mar-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Imagine you’re the general counsel of London-based private equity investor BC Partners. You’re sipping on your coffee, hashing out the details of your imminent £382m investment into UK-based business publishing company Mergermarket. 

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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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