life sciences

Why LivaNova's merger was 2015's most complex life sciences deal

25-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Pfizer’s $160bn merger with Allergan may well be the largest healthcare transaction in history, but at least the in-house team didn’t have to contend with a merger, injunction attempt, simultaneous de-listing and new listing all in one year.


Dechert boosts M&A practice as former Weil partner Faugérolas returns to practice

25-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Dechert has announced the hire of former Weil Gotshal & Manges corporate finance heavyweight Laurent Faugérolas as a partner, almost three years after he quit law to set up a corporate advisory boutique.

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HSF allies with Nasser Al-Hamdan to reopen in Riyadh two years after regional exit

24-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Herbert Smith Freehills will reopen in Riyadh in 2016 through an exclusive association with local firm Nasser Al-Hamdan and the hire of two partners from DLA Piper and White & Case.


Goodwin Procter's Evans: "Germany was the right next step"

20-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Having spearheaded Goodwin Procter’s London launch four years ago, City chair David Evans is keen to recreate the firm’s success over in Germany.


Winston & Strawn boosts corporate practice with Gide and Pinsents partner hires

18-Nov-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Winston & Strawn has hired Pinsent Masons partner Paul Amiss and Gide Loyrette Nouel finance partner Rebecca Finn to join its London team in a bid to boost its corporate and finance practice.


Hogan Lovells joins magic circle trio in £13bn Northern Rock asset sale

13-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Allen & Overy (A&O), Hogan Lovells, Linklaters and Slaughter and May have won top roles on the record-breaking £13bn asset portfolio sale by the UK Government to Cerberus Capital Management.  

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BLP launches in Myanmar with Bakers hire

13-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has opened its first office in Myanmar and appointed Baker & McKenzie’s former Yangon managing partner Chris Hughes to head up the expansion.


Hogan Lovells recruits Latham trio in Dubai

12-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Hogan Lovells has hired three Latham & Watkins partners in Dubai, taking its total partner headcount in the city into double figures.

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US firms win top roles on SABMiller divestment as AB InBev's £71bn deal moves forward

11-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Kirkland & Ellis are the latest firms to have won top roles on brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (AB InBev) £71bn purchase of SABMiller, advising on the latter’s $12bn (£7bn) divestment in the MillerCoors joint venture. 

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BVI company law is based on Delaware law that has been anglicised.

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Special purpose acquisition companies  or cash shells are now allowed to list.

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Pharma sector remains active as Pfizer and Allergan agree $160bn merger


A host of US and Irish firms have won top mandates in what is believed to be the biggest pharmaceuticals deal in history, between Pfizer and Allergan.

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Special report: Offshore deals, Q3 2015


Insurance mergers, chunky financings and several capital markets deals characterised offshore corporate work in the last quarter.

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Relationship capital: The FTSE 250’s favourite law firms video

9-Nov-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Slaughter and May is the law firm with the closest relationship with the FTSE250, advising 44 constituent companies, research gathered from new relationship management tool The Lawyer Market Intelligence has shown.


Finland firms find pick-me-up in healthcare and energy

19-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Privatised healthcare and the push for energy diversity are likely to be big generators of legal work as Finland slowly recovers after the global crash.

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Pemberton Asset Management hires Dechert's Mitchell as first GC

15-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Dechert partner Corinna Mitchell has joined Pemberton Asset Management as its first general counsel.

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