shanghai

Beijing firm Han Kun raids AllBright for Shanghai expansion

2-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Beijing-based Han Kun has taken a team of eight partners and around 10 other lawyers from AllBright’s Shanghai head office to expand in China’s financial hub.

london

Magic circle falls behind Slaughters in stock market rankings

1-Sep-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Slaughter and May and Pinsent Masons have retained their top positions in the corporate client rankings, but Norton Rose Fulbright has edged Linklaters out of the top five firms ranked by total stock market clients.

Oil rig

Freshfields and Pinsents team up with Scottish firms for Total’s North Sea sale

28-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Pinsent Masons has advised energy company Total, as it sold £585m worth of North Sea midstream assets to North Sea Midstream Partners (NSMP), represented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Shepherd & Wedderburn. 

oil well energy

Trio of US firms take top roles on Schlumberger and Cameron's $14.8bn oil deal

26-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Baker Botts, Cravath and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher have all advised on oilfield services company Schlumberger’s $14.8bn purchase of equipment provider Cameron. 

bet

Arthur Cox, A&O and Freshfields lead on Betfair and Paddy Power's proposed £5bn merger

26-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Arthur Cox, Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have won top roles on the latest proposed online betting merger between Betfair and Paddy Power. 

ashurst

Skadden's former private equity co-head Lascelles returns to Ashurst

25-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Ashurst has hired Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom’s former co-head of private equity Shaun Lascelles as a partner in its London office. 

London

Freshfields and Slaughters work with RSA and Zurich as takeover deadline looms

25-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Slaughter and May have bagged top roles on the possible £5bn sale of RSA to Zurich Insurance, with the latter’s deadline to make a firm offer set to close today. 

London Southbank

BLP, Clifford Chance and Taylor Wessing among firms acting on £550m Shell Centre redevelopment

18-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), Clifford Chance and Taylor Wessing were among a lineup of five firms that advised on the largest property deal ever completed on London’s South Bank, the £550m Shell Centre redevelopment by Centrepoint owner Almacantar.

Munich

CMS and Squire Patton Boggs win top roles on Coats' crafts sale to Aurelius

18-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

A cross-border team from CMS has acted for Munich-based Aurelius Group on its acquisition of Coats’ European crafts business, represented by Squire Patton Boggs. 

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Cyprus IP Box regime: incentives for investment download subscription

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC 1-Sep-2015

Cyprus offers an advantageous regime for businesses investing in IP rights. 

Personal bankruptcy limits increase download subscription

B P Collins 1-Sep-2015

A person will no longer be able to be made bankrupt if they fail to pay a judgment debt of as little as £750. 

India makes delisting easier download subscription

Khaitan & Co 1-Sep-2015

The Indian securities market regulator, the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has overhauled the regulatory regime for voluntary delisting of companies in India. 

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A&O, Cleary, Skadden and Slaughters lead on billion-dollar Coca-Cola merger

10-Aug-2015

 The world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler was created last week, following the merger of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke (CCEAG).

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Shakespeare theatre

Offshore deals, January-June 2015

20-Jul-2015

Firms had a strong and interesting start to 2015. 

index

Return of the big spenders: fees in public M&A work

6-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Fees are on the rise in public M&A work, but the gap is widening between the billion-pound transactions and those of under £500m.

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London

Mishcon loses co-head of funds and financial services to O’Melveny

28-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Mishcon de Reya co-head of funds and financial services group Eve Ellis is set to join O’Melveny & Myers in London.

london

Morgan Lewis takes DLA Piper funds head in London

16-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has hired DLA Piper’s London head of investment funds Gawain Hughes, as the firm continues to grow in London.

Stock exchange

Norton Rose Fulbright and Carey Olsen represent solar investment fund Bluefield on planned flotation

14-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Norton Rose Fulbright and Carey Olsen have advised Bluefield European Solar Fund (BESF) on its intention to raise €200m on its flotation on the London Stock Exchange. 

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