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White & Case turns to Clifford Chance for Dubai capital markets hire

5-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

White & Case has appointed Clifford Chance’s Middle East capital markets head, Debashis Dey, as a partner in Dubai.

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Pinsents, Carey Olsen and Memery Crystal continue to dominate Aim rankings

5-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Pinsent Masons has strengthened its lead at the top of the Aim rankings, with Carey Olsen and Memery Crystal coming in joint second.

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French boutique Villey Giraud Grolleaud makes first lateral from HSF

1-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

French boutique Villey Giraud Grolleaud has made its first lateral hire since launching two years ago, picking up Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) corporate partner Frédéric Grillier.

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Bredin Prat, Darrois and Wachtell lead XPO Logistics' deal with Norbert Dentressangle

29-Apr-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Bredin Prat, Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz have picked up top roles in XPO Logistics’ €3.24bn acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle, with both French firms winning new clients in the process.

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Cleary and Slaughters advise as Santander Asset Management merges with Pioneer

29-Apr-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Slaughter and May have taken the lead roles on Santander Asset Management’s multi-billion euro merger with Pioneer Investments. 

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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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Clifford Chance bulks up in Europe in 25-partner promotions round

28-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance has slashed its focus on Asia in a 25-strong partner promotions round that sees just three made up in the region.

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Norton Rose Fulbright focuses on US again in record 51-partner promotions round

27-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Norton Rose Fulbright has made up a record 51 partners in its latest promotions round, the second since its merger in 2013.

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Weil Gotshal and McDermott advise on Barclay brothers' Claridges sale

24-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Weil Gotshal & Manges and McDermott Will & Emery have acted on the Barclay brothers’ sale of Claridges, the Berkeley and the Connaught to Qatar-owned Constellation Hotels, ending years of litigation concerning the ownership of the hotels.

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The global sponsorship market is estimated to be worth almost $60bn. Is your business involved in sponsorship? Here are the main legal issues for you to watch out for. 

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Qatar scores prime hotel real estate with Barclay brothers’ Claridges sale

27-Apr-2015

Qatar has added some prime hotel real estate to its London-based portfolio through the acquisition of Barclay brothers’ shares in emblematic London hotel Claridges, the Berkeley and the Connaught.

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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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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.

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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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