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Pharmaceutical consolidation: trio of US firms win roles on CVS acquisition of Omnicare

21-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Dechert, Sullivan & Cromwell and White & Case have all taken roles in the $12.7bn pharmaceutical deal between US pharmacy chains CVS Health and Omnicare. 


CC and SullCrom advise on Barclays record $2.3bn penalty fine over forex rigging

21-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance and Sullivan & Cromwell have taken lead roles on advising Barclays in relation to its $2.3bn (£1.4bn) foreign exchange manipulation penalty fine – the largest fine of the six global banks to settle with global financial regulators on Wednesday (20 May).


Linklaters breaks Slaughters' stranglehold on Unilever relationship with principal adviser role

21-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Linklaters’ ambition to be part of the “global elite” has taken a significant step in the right direction as the firm succeeded in winning the role of principal adviser to Unilever from Slaughter and May.

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Skadden and Ropes pick up lead roles on Endo's $8bn acquisition of rival Par

19-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Ropes & Gray have advised Endo International on its $8.05bn acquisition of rival Par Pharmaceutical Holdings. 

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Hogan Lovells and DLA Piper scoop top roles on Meantime sale to SABMiller

18-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Hogan Lovells and DLA Piper have won top roles on the sale of London craft brewer Meantime Brewing Company to SABMiller.


Freshfields and Shearman lead Integrated Diagnostics Holdings' IPO

15-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Shearman & Sterling have picked up top roles in the IPO of healthcare business Integrated Diagnostics Holdings, with the company valued at $668m.

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Weil, Wachtell and Covington advise on Verizon's $4.4bn acquisition of AOL

13-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Weil Gotshal & Manges and Covington & Burling have advised Verizon Communications in its $4.4bn acquisition of AOL, with Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz advising the target. 


Barclays shake-up: three more senior exits from in-house legal team

12-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Barclays has lost another three senior lawyers following a tumultuous first quarter that has already seen a raft of top level exits from the bank’s legal team.


Exclusive: Asda launches 'Project Spark' to revaluate panel firm relationships

11-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Asda has launched a review of its relationship with its roster of external legal advisers in a project internally known as ‘Project Spark’. 

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Contemplating collaboration: charities and NGOs working together download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 22-May-2015

Five top tips for those thinking about collaborating.

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JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 21-May-2015

The majority of criminal behaviours are quite universal, but what usually differs, among different jurisdictions, are the punishments and procedures of detection and the processing of the crimes. 

Bermuda public companies update: three new US listings download subscription

Conyers Dill & Pearman 21-May-2015

Since our last edition three Bermuda companies have completed listings on the NYSE and Nasdaq. 

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Covington, Wachtell and Weil win top roles on Verizon's $4.4bn acquisition of AOL


Weil Gotshal & Manges and Covington & Burling have advised Verizon Communications in its $4.4bn acquisition of AOL, with Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz advising the target.

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Africa Elite executive summary: firm profiles

30-Mar-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Our essential guide to the top legal outfits south of the Sahara advising on private equity 

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Land Securities hires new GC from Mothercare

6-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Mothercare’s general counsel Tim Ashby is leaving the company in September for FTSE 100 real estate investment trust Land Securities. 

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Travers Thorp Alberga bulks up with former Herbies partner

29-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Travers Thorp Alberga (TTA) has strengthened its corporate and funds team with the hire of former Herbert Smith partner and FourWinds Capital Management general counsel Louise Freestone.

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