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Early contenders emerge to take BLP managing partner crown

19-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The debate around Berwin Leighton Paisner managing partner Neville Eisenberg’s replacement is hotting up with three partners including corporate head David Collins thought to be early contenders. 

Tokyo

HSF’s Asia losses continue as Tokyo M&A chief joins MoFo

17-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has suffered another departure from its Asian practice, with Tokyo corporate and M&A head James Robinson defecting to Morrison & Foerster (MoFo).

BT

Clifford Chance, Freshfields and Norton Rose Fulbright on call for £12.5bn BT EE acquisition

16-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is leading negotiations for BT on a £12.5bn deal to acquire telecoms operator EE, whose joint owners Orange and Deutsche Telekom are being represented by Norton Rose Fulbright and Clifford Chance.

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Sidley makes up 32 in promotions round with two in London

11-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Sidley Austin has made up two lawyers to its London office in its boosted 2014 promotions round, which saw 32 lawyers added to its ranks including four in Europe. 

Freshfields

Freshfields partner Wills appointed financial institutions group co-head

11-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has named retail sector group head Claire Wills as co-head of its financial institutions group (FIG) to replace banking partner Sean Pierce. 

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CMS and Pinsent Masons win key slots on £224m acquisition of Scottish shopping centre

10-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

CMS and Pinsent Masons have taken key roles on the £224.1m acquisition of Scotland’s second-largest covered shopping centre, The Centre in Livingston, by HSBC Alternative Investments.

Freshfields

The relationships behind Freshfields' IPO success in 2014

9-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

As we hurtle towards the end of 2014, it looks as if it could be a record year for the amount of cash raised by companies joining the main market of the London Stock Exchange.

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Skadden scoops Darrois Villey co-managing partner for Paris corporate boost

9-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has announced the hire of corporate heavyweight Olivier Diaz from French firm Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier.

London

FCA admits being "under strain" as it names McDermott as new director

9-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has promoted lawyer and current head of enforcement Tracey McDermott as part of a structural overhaul after admitting its supervision function was “under strain”.   

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Corporate Briefings

Africa e-briefing, December 2014: OHADA Masters degree; integration of EALI members; EALI and Morrocan country guide, COMESA guidelines and foreign exchange reform download subscription

Eversheds 19-Dec-2014

Eversheds’ Africa e-briefing includes the new OHADA Masters degree, the integration of EALI members, the EALI summit and country guides, Morrocan guide, COMESA guidelines and foreign exchange reform. 

South Africa Energy Update: The Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill download subscription

Dentons 19-Dec-2014

The South African government has intends to move away from bilateral investment treaties (BITs), and to protect foreign investors by means of national legislation instead.

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Eversheds 19-Dec-2014

In recent years, many consumer-facing multi-national companies have been paying increasing attention to a developing global business and human rights agenda.

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Deals Insider

White & Case pockets first mandate from HM Treasury

15-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

In the past, HM Treasury has tended to turn to the likes of Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Slaughter and May for its legal advice.

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Corporate Analysis

Russia

Russia special report: Look the other way

24-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Western sanctions are making life tough for Russia’s companies and lawyers, so they are forging new links in the East 

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Offshore: deals and cases Q3 2014

17-Nov-2014

Several billion-dollar deals and a number of landmark cases characterised workflows for offshore firms in the third quarter of 2014

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Demystifying e-discovery: the art of the possible

11-Nov-2014

Given the growth in the amount of data businesses create and store, it’s a good point in time to determine how companies and law firms are working with eDiscovery and computer forensics.

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SJ Berwin: a promising afterlife?

10-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

For both SJ Berwin and Ashurst the lure of an Asia deal was irresistible.

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Funds News

Luxembourg

Simmons expands into Luxembourg with five-partner office

24-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Simmons & Simmons has announced plans to launch a five-partner office in Luxembourg to capitalise on the jurisdiction’s funds industry.

London

CVC swaps Perris to Credit Partners, promotes legal director

13-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

CVC Capital Partners general counsel Richard Perris is swapping roles to head the legal department at sister company CVC Credit Partners.

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Mourant Ozannes and Ogier switch senior Jersey funds lawyers

7-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Channel Islands firms Mourant Ozannes and Ogier have each hired a senior Jersey funds lawyer from the other firm.

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