Banking and Finance News
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has won a place on Standard Chartered’s global legal panel for the first time, alongside the bank’s regular magic circle advisers.
Mishcon de Reya has replaced Rosenblatt Solicitors on a High Court action against Zurich’s specialist property lender Dunbar Bank, now named Dunbar Assets.
HSBC has instructed Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to defend a Libor manipulation claim brought by two former customers.
Matthew Arnold & Baldwin’s banking and finance group is leaving the firm for Dentons, The Lawyer understands.
Clyde & Co litigator Julian Connerty has exited for Signature Litigation over conflict issues related to RBS’s £4bn shareholder battle.
Clifford Chance is at the centre of a tussle over a report it conducted into RBS’s controversial global restructuring group (GRG) after the bank failed to have it struck from its defence in a £30m claim.
Allen & Overy (A&O), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Weil Gotshal & Manges have all advised on global payments provider Worldpay’s intention to float on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).
Lloyds Bank has hired JP Morgan Europe, Middle East and Africa litigation head and ex-Ashurst partner Wilson Thorburn as its new acting head of litigation.
DLA Piper has announced Philip Butler has been appointed as its new global co-chair of banking and finance.
Banking and Finance Briefings
Credit default swaps: UK/European litigation to come? download subscription
Those with claims that could not be included in the US action may choose to litigate in England for various reasons
Luxembourg as a hub for Chinese companies in Europe download subscription
Broad range of vehicles available for PRC outbound investments.
Real estate finance facility agreements updated download subscription
The Loan Market Association (LMA) has updated its agreements to reflect a variety of market practice points.
Banking and Finance Analysis
Swiss firms have bagged major business from global brands such as GSK, Novartis and Crédit Suisse this year, while their Asia ventures have come good.
This week our top briefings writers are taken from the banking sector, and their posts include trends for mid-market corporate finance, how economists can help with litigation awards, what to do if a dividend is unlawful, and advice for borrowers when their loan is sold.
Banking and Finance Opinion
While the chances of Greece leaving the eurozone have diminished a Grexit still remains possible.
Which firms will have the balls to walk away from the RBS review?