London

Shearman bulks up private equity with hire of Addleshaws partner Rodham

17-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Addleshaw Goddard private equity partner Ben Rodham has quit the firm for Shearman & Sterling, less than two years after joining from Linklaters.

New York

Freshfields' latest US raid adds Shearman M&A veteran to bolster New York practice

16-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields has continued its dramatic US hiring spree, adding Shearman & Sterling M&A lawyer Peter Lyons as co-head of its public M&A group.

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Linklaters names Bennett as new litigation head amid group structure overhaul

15-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Linklaters has named London litigation head Michael Bennett as its new global litigation head and put him in charge of a new standalone litigation team, condensing two executive committee roles into one.

Stuart Bedford

Linklaters names Bedford as London corporate head as management reshuffle ends

12-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Linklaters has named Stuart Bedford as its new London corporate head, replacing former head Sarah Wiggins just four months after she was put in post.

Beer drinkers

Shepherd & Wedderburn, TLT lead on Heineken race as Eversheds, Pinsents out

12-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Shepherd & Wedderburn and TLT are understood to have replaced Eversheds and Pinsent Masons as the two firms in the running to become Heineken’s first sole adviser.

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OC, BLP and Shoosmiths advise on Siemens’ new £210m Stagecoach deal

11-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

A raft of firms including Osborne Clarke, Shoosmiths and Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) have played a role in Stagecoach South West Trains’ new contract to buy 30 new trains from manufacturer Siemens.

London

Jones Day continues hiring spree with Paul Hastings securitisation partner Hamilton

9-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Jones Day has raided Paul Hastings for capital markets partner Neil Hamilton, who has left the firm after just two years at the practice.

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Magic circle PE fighting talk

8-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Last week Ropes & Gray chief Mike Goetz said UK firms needed to be worried about their private equity finance “vulnerability”. Now the magic circle is hitting back.

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Top Scottish firms boom with £438.2m combined turnover

8-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Scotland’s top independent firms have pulled out of the recession in earnest in 2013/14, with the top 20 turning over a combined revenue of £438.2m, a rise of 8 per cent on £406.9m the previous year.

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DLA Piper 17-Sep-2014

DLA Piper has released the latest version (issue 4, Q3 2014) of its Global Financial Markets Insight publication.

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The UK DMA has released a code of practice to address consumer concerns around data privacy and UK marketing practices.

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Osborne Clarke on track for Siemens

15-Sep-2014

On your commute into the office tomorrow morning, spare a thought for the law firms involved in getting your train off the starting blocks

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Italy: Diversity strategy

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Italian M&A activity has hit a rough patch, forcing law firms to look for alternative sources of revenue

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Private equity: keep out

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Can City firms close the door on line of PE staff heading out for US practices?

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Special report: Funds – Social climbers

4-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes

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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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