Banking and Finance News
Watson Farley & Williams has today (18 September) launched its first office in the Middle East, based in Dubai.
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.
Berwin Leighton Paisner has hired former DLA Piper Asia Pacific head Bob Charlton as its new head of Asia and Hong Kong managing partner.
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 Wickersham & Taft has continued its run of London lateral hires with the addition of Ashurst capital markets partner David Quirolo.
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 has hired DLA Piper banking partner Justin Conway as it continues to invest in its banking and finance practice in the City.
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 has raided Paul Hastings for capital markets partner Neil Hamilton, who has left the firm after just two years at the practice.
Banking and Finance Briefings
Luxembourg corporate: foreign direct investment — structuring the equity download subscription
This briefing summarises some of the areas frequently encountered in relation to equity structuring choices.
Global Financial Markets Insight — the case for a better-functioning securitisation market; the cost of holding ABS; and more subscription
DLA Piper has released the latest version (issue 4, Q3 2014) of its Global Financial Markets Insight publication.
EBA opinion: virtual regulations for virtual currencies download subscription
Earlier this summer, the EBA published an analysis and opinion on virtual currencies — focusing on if they could or ought to be regulated.
Banking and Finance Opinion
Have the magic circle firms squandered their lead in acquisition finance?
For some reason the politics of King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin’s corporate department attracts extraordinary attention online from our readers.
Financial incentives should be introduced for whistleblowers if we really want to encourage them