HSF added to Standard Chartered's global panel

13-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

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. 

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Rosenblatt dumped for Mishcon on High Court battle over Zurich lender Dunbar Bank

12-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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 instructs Freshfields to defend million-pound Libor claim

9-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

HSBC has instructed Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to defend a Libor manipulation claim brought by two former customers.

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Exclusive: MAB banking and finance practice to defect to Dentons

8-Oct-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Matthew Arnold & Baldwin’s banking and finance group is leaving the firm for Dentons, The Lawyer understands.

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Clydes litigator exits for Signature citing 'RBS litigation conflicts'

6-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clyde & Co litigator Julian Connerty has exited for Signature Litigation over conflict issues related to RBS’s £4bn shareholder battle.


High Court rejects RBS bid to wipe Clifford Chance probe from £30m Libor defence

28-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

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A&O, Freshfields and Weil lead on Worldpay's IPO

18-Sep-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

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). 

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Lloyds Bank fills litigation head role with senior JP Morgan hire

10-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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 names new global head of banking as Sheffield chief steps down

9-Sep-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

DLA Piper has announced Philip Butler has been appointed as its new global co-chair of banking and finance.

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The Loan Market Association (LMA) has updated its agreements to reflect a variety of market practice points.

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GSK, Novartis and Crédit Suisse put Switzerland on a high

12-Oct-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

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.

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Does RBS deserve the cold shoulder?

13-Jul-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Which firms will have the balls to walk away from the RBS review?

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