City Gherkin

45 years and counting: Will Fried Frank's City bet finally pay off?

6-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Fried Frank launched in London in 1970. But the hire of Kirkland & Ellis UK head Graham White is a more recent statement of intent. Here’s why.

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Clifford Chance, CMS and Freshfields take key roles as Government sells Eurostar stake

5-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Firms including Clifford Chance, CMS Cameron McKenna and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have stepped up to advise on the sale of the Government’s stake in Eurostar.

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Latham adds two City-based counsel to partnership in nine-strong promos round

3-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Latham & Watkins has elected two London-based counsels to its partnership, amounting to just under a quarter of its global total for 2015.

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Norton Rose Fulbright adds K&L Gates partner to Hong Kong base

2-Mar-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has added K&L Gates partner David Johnson to its Hong Kong office, two years after he joined the US firm from Allen & Overy.

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Clifford Chance sees another German partner departure as Stengel quits for Milbank

2-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Clifford Chance has lost its third corporate partner from Germany in a month with the news that former German corporate head Arndt Stengel is leaving for Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy’s Frankfurt office.

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Offshore M&A activity soars to record levels in 2014

27-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

M&A activity offshore rose to record levels in 2014, with aggregate deal value up 63 per cent compared to 2013 and deal volume at the third-highest in the last decade.

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Global Law Summit day 3: From human rights to shareholder activism

25-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

There were an eclectic bunch of hot topics on the agenda on the closing day of the Global Law Summit, ranging from human rights to bribery and shareholder activism. 

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Linklaters and HSF advise on revived Aldermore IPO

25-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Linklaters and Herbert Smith Freehills are among the firms to win a spot advising on the initial public offering of challenger bank Aldermore.

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Olswang hires four-strong Winston & Strawn IP team and promotes corporate head

24-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang has hired a four-strong IP team from US firm Winston & Strawn to join its London office and has promoted senior corporate TMT partner Mark Bertram to head of corporate.

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Corporate Briefings

Luxembourg: SCS and SCSp are transparent for income tax treatment download

Wildgen 6-Mar-2015

SCS and SCSp are transparent for corporate income tax and municipal business tax purposes.

Luxembourg: a new approach to the taxation of income and gains from IP rights download subscription

Wildgen 6-Mar-2015

A new IP tax regime, in line with the so-called “modified nexus approach”, is to be introduced in Luxembourg. This is aimed at creating a level playing field in the area of IP taxation.

Court fees to rise up to sixfold from 9 March download subscription

Dentons 6-Mar-2015

The maximum court fee payable will rise from £1,920 to £10,000 for all claims of £200,000 and above, and a 10 per cent discount is to be offered on all money claims made online.

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Deals Insider

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Firms cash in as offshore M&A balloons by 63 per cent in 2014

2-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

While the M&A market has generally been on the up, it’s clear that one group has been given a major boost by the recent activity: offshore firms.

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Corporate Analysis

Israel Technology

Special report: Israel – A hi-tech attraction

16-Feb-2015 | By Joshua Freedman

Technology M&A is leading the way in Israel as foreign companies clamour to invest, but will a regulator’s U-turn put the brakes on growth?

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Special report: European M&A – Mergers rising

9-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

While deal numbers were up last year, their value rocketed – and this time it’s not the US firms taking the lion’s share.

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Clifford Chance’s growing critical list

9-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Loss of PE star Oliver Felsenstein must surely force firm’s hand over lockstep reform.

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Why the Cooley effect is one to watch

19-Jan-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

It took a while, but it was worth it. Cooley’s launch in London had been awaited for over a year, but it didn’t diminish the impact. Indeed, The Lawyer’s revelation ten days ago that the firm was opening in the UK with 19 partners dominated our most-read stories list.

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Funds News

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Burness Paull and Levy & McRae face legal action over collapse of $400m hedge fund

20-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Scottish firms Burness Paull and Levy & McRae are facing legal action from the liquidators of Heather Capital over their involvement in the collapse of the $400m hedge fund.

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Ireland's Arthur Cox hires Source general counsel for London office

4-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Irish firm Arthur Cox has appointed the general counsel of exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider Source, Adrian Mulryan, as a partner in its London funds team.

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Eaglewood Europe hires former Sidley Austin associate as its first GC

28-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Eaglewood Europe has hired former Sidley Austin associate Dipali Sahni as its first general counsel.

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