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Kromann Reumert and Reed Smith advise on exclusive licence for Ebola vaccine

24-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Reed Smith and Danish firm Kromann Reumert advised Bavarian Nordic on a licence and supply agreement for approximately $187m to grant its Ebola vaccine exclusively to Johnson & Johnson company Crucell Holland.

Olney Slaughters

Olney retires after 31 years at Slaughters as Wittmann is elected practice partner

24-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Slaughter and May corporate partner David Wittmann is to become the firm’s practice partner on 1 January 2015.


Baker & McKenzie turns to Corrs for Aussie corporate hire

24-Oct-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Baker & McKenzie has bolstered its Melbourne office with the addition of a partner from Australian firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth.


Clifford Chance re-elects senior partner Sweeting in uncontested vote

24-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance has re-elected senior partner Malcolm Sweeting for a second term following an uncontested election, handing him another four years in the top role.

Clifford Chance 317 Big

Inheriting the “crown jewels”: Clifford Chance’s private equity chiefs focus on succession

23-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance’s private equity co-heads are determined that their sector remains the “crown jewels” of the corporate team despite high-profile partner exits.


Young guns go for it at Kirkland

20-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Next generation set to take lead at Kirkland & Ellis as White exits for Fried Frank 


Linklaters launches LGBT ally scheme

17-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Linklaters has continued its push on diversity by launching a new ally programme aimed at support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) colleagues.


A&O, Hogan Lovells and Freshfields lead on Heathrow Airport deal

17-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A raft of firms including Allen & Overy, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Pinsent Masons and Hogan Lovells has advised on the £1bn sale of three of Heathrow’s airports to a consortium formed by Ferrovial and Macquarie.


Travers Smith and Clifford Chance drafted in on administration of London Mining

17-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Travers Smith and Clifford Chance have been called in to advise on the administration of Ebola-struck London Mining.

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Corporate Briefings

Channel Islands Securities Exchange Authority: continuing obligations chapter 8 debt securities download subscription

Ogier 24-Oct-2014

This briefing sets out certain of the continuing obligations that an issuer is required to observe once any of its securities have been admitted to listing.

US & The Americas: guidance for companies developing and implementing antitrust compliance programmes download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 24-Oct-2014

Recent policy statements by the DoJ highlight the factors companies should consider when developing and implementing antitrust compliance programmes.

Finance litigation briefing — merger of cause of action with judgment affects subsequent possession proceedings; and more download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 24-Oct-2014

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s finance litigation experts bring you the latest on the cases and issues affecting the lending industry.

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Deals Insider

Natalie Stanton

Jones Day and DLA Piper pop up on latest tax inversion deal

20-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

No doubt Slaughter and May and Herbert Smith Freehills are busy scrabbling to save AbbVie’s $55bn takeover of Shire, ...

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Corporate Analysis


Peer panel: IT – Oil the wheels of commerce with data


Information is key in M&A negotiations but the amount of data available is rocketing as a result of social media. Our expert panel give their advice


Freshfields: in a league of its own

29-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields is taking on corporate America as part of a wider mission – to become a leading player not in the magic circle but in the ‘international elite’

Pritchard Freshfields

Freshfields bids for US M&A home run

22-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Magic circle player splashes out as it aims for the New York corporate heights

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Corporate Opinion


Are there bad actors hiding in your client’s private placement?


Citibank Global Markets Inc was recently saved, by the skin of its teeth, from being permanently barred from acting as a placement agent.

Cat Griffiths index

The US firms right at home in the City

6-Oct-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Gibson Dunn’s hire of former Ashurst senior partner Charlie Geffen is one of the biggest corporate stories of the season.

Robert Lewis

Alibaba IPO shows why lawyers matter


Following the record-setting IPO of Alibaba, Jack Ma is now a global business icon.

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Funds News


The Akin deal is done, but what of the five Bingham refuseniks?

19-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The much anticipated tie-up between Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Bingham McCutcheon’s London office closes only one chapter of speculation over the fate of the US firm.

Hong Kong

Funds boutique MJ Hudson launches in Hong Kong amidst three-strong promos round

28-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Asset management and funds boutique MJ Hudson has launched in Hong Kong, creating the firm’s third office alongside London and Jersey.

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