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KWM replaces Clifford Chance as AA's principal legal adviser following panel review

30-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has replaced Clifford Chance as principal legal adviser to the AA following a corporate panel review that took effect on 1 January.

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Mayer Brown scoops duo of corporate partners for Paris office

26-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Mayer Brown has hired two senior corporate partners for its Paris office, including Davis Polk & Wardwell’s first-ever non-US qualified hire Arnaud Pérès.

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Mega-deals boost first quarter M&A activity as Freshfields tops Europe and UK rankings

25-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has regained top spot in worldwide deal rankings, advising on the greatest volume and value of M&A transactions for the first quarter of 2014, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer maintaining its place at the top of the European and UK table.

Malaysia

Cleary and Milbank advise on $5bn bond offering by Malaysian oil company Petronas

24-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy have advised on Asia’s largest bond offering so far this year, the $5bn (£3.3bn) bond offering by state-owned Malaysian company Petronas.

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CMS becomes latest firm to hire from Clifford Chance in Germany

18-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

CMS Hasche Sigle has become the fourth firm to hire a partner from Clifford Chance in Germany, picking up capital markets partner Wolfgang Richter.

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Cleary and Slaughters advise GSK on £574m stake sale in South African drug-maker Aspen

16-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Slaughter and May and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton have advised GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on the sale of a £574m stake in South African drug manufacturer Aspen.

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Macfarlanes, Nabarro and Travers advise on Revolution Bars IPO

13-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Firms including Macfarlanes, Nabarro and Travers Smith have won roles on the listing of bar chain Revolution on the London Stock Exchange. 

Hong Kong

Linklaters loses Asia US securities head Ludwick to Freshfields

13-Mar-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

The head of Linklaters’ Asia-based US securities practice has quit the firm to join magic circle rival Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Detroit

Jones Day relocates three partners to open office in Detroit

12-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Jones Day has announced plans to open its seventeenth US office, in Detroit, led by Chicago-based M&A partner Timothy Melton, who is taking on the role of managing partner.

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Corporate Briefings

Out of sight, out of mind: submissions should be easy to navigate and understand download subscription

Gateley 27-Mar-2015

In a recent Technology and Construction Court case the court enforced an adjudicator’s decision even though the adjudicator had clearly overlooked a document that would have reversed his decision.

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Dentons 27-Mar-2015

Spot the signs: 40% of fraudsters live beyond their means while 30% are known to be in financial difficulties. These and other insights in this Canadian report could help HR professionals combat fraud.

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Collas Crill 26-Mar-2015

A director has been allowed to claim unpaid wages and compensation for constructive unfair dismissal from a company, despite there being no formal contract of employment. 

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A&O, HSF and Linklaters’ heavy hitters cash in on £1.7bn takeover sale of TSB to Sabadell

23-Mar-2015

This week saw the conclusion of a significant cross-border banking deal as UK bank TSB accepted a £1.7bn takeover offer from Spanish bank Sabadell

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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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Special report: Portugal – Less pain, more gain

9-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Early repayment of its bailout and solid M&A interest from foreign investors have brought optimism to Portugal’s lawyers.

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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Scotland

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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