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Offshore M&A activity soars to record levels in 2014

27-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

M&A activity offshore rose to record levels in 2014, with aggregate deal value up 63 per cent compared to 2013 and deal volume at the third-highest in the last decade.

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Global Law Summit day 3: From human rights to shareholder activism

25-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

There were an eclectic bunch of hot topics on the agenda on the closing day of the Global Law Summit, ranging from human rights to bribery and shareholder activism. 

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Linklaters and HSF advise on revived Aldermore IPO

25-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Linklaters and Herbert Smith Freehills are among the firms to win a spot advising on the initial public offering of challenger bank Aldermore.

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Olswang hires four-strong Winston & Strawn IP team and promotes corporate head

24-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang has hired a four-strong IP team from US firm Winston & Strawn to join its London office and has promoted senior corporate TMT partner Mark Bertram to head of corporate.

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Proskauer targets London. Again.

19-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

US firm Proskauer has started 2015 with a statement of intent, hiring former SJ Berwin corporate chief Steve Davis to head its team in the City.

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Freshfields and Skadden advise on Ball Corporation’s £4.3bn bid for UK rival Rexam

19-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have won roles advising on the proposed merger of the world’s two largest drinks can manufacturers. 

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Clifford Chance's Guy Norman: “If we don’t become more efficient, we will be in difficulties.”

18-Feb-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

There is a tangible air of determination around Clifford Chance these days; a sense that change is not just preferable, but vital.

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Shearman, Slaughters and SullCrom advise on Fairfax takeover of Brit

17-Feb-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Shearman & Sterling, Slaughter and May and Sullivan & Cromwell (S&C) have played key advisory roles on today’s (17 February) £1.22bn takeover bid by Fairfax Financial Holdings for insurance company Brit.

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Fried Frank wins CVC as private equity client thanks to hires of White and Oates

12-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has advised on a first-time mandate for private equity house CVC Capital Partners, following a number of strategic lateral hires.

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Offshore Case Digest: issue 8 download subscription

Conyers Dill & Pearman 25-Feb-2015

A high-level summary of the major commercial cases decided in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.

Cyber security update: SEC and FINRA publications, data breach at Anthem, LinkedIn settlement and more download subscription

Herzog Fox & Neeman 25-Feb-2015

HFN highlights several recent developments and trends in the cyber-security sphere which are expected to remain in regulatory focus during the course of the year.

US and UK share purchases – what’s the difference? download subscription

Gateley 25-Feb-2015

Ah, the UK and the US: two countries separated by a common language. And that’s definitely the case with share purchases where there are some subtle – and some fundamental – differences in the way the two jurisdictions approach the acquisition of a company.

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It’s a Ball for Skadden and Slaughters in revived public M&A market

23-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Insurance and drinks cans aren’t usually the most scintillating of topics. But they’ve certainly had tongues wagging among public M&A lawyers over the past couple of weeks.

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Special report: Israel – A hi-tech attraction

16-Feb-2015 | By Joshua Freedman

Technology M&A is leading the way in Israel as foreign companies clamour to invest, but will a regulator’s U-turn put the brakes on growth?

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Special report: European M&A – Mergers rising

9-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

While deal numbers were up last year, their value rocketed – and this time it’s not the US firms taking the lion’s share.

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Clifford Chance’s growing critical list

9-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Loss of PE star Oliver Felsenstein must surely force firm’s hand over lockstep reform.

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Why the Cooley effect is one to watch

19-Jan-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

It took a while, but it was worth it. Cooley’s launch in London had been awaited for over a year, but it didn’t diminish the impact. Indeed, The Lawyer’s revelation ten days ago that the firm was opening in the UK with 19 partners dominated our most-read stories list.

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Burness Paull and Levy & McRae face legal action over collapse of $400m hedge fund

20-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Scottish firms Burness Paull and Levy & McRae are facing legal action from the liquidators of Heather Capital over their involvement in the collapse of the $400m hedge fund.

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Ireland's Arthur Cox hires Source general counsel for London office

4-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Irish firm Arthur Cox has appointed the general counsel of exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider Source, Adrian Mulryan, as a partner in its London funds team.

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Eaglewood Europe hires former Sidley Austin associate as its first GC

28-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Eaglewood Europe has hired former Sidley Austin associate Dipali Sahni as its first general counsel.

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