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Squire Patton Boggs plumps for legacy Patton Boggs associate in Saudi

19-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Squire Patton Boggs has chosen legacy Patton Boggs’ Saudi associate firm Khalid Al-Thebity as its local representative, leaving legacy Squire Sanders’ affiliate to pursue independence.

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Borenius and Lawin lead as Ask.com owner IAC acquires Ask.fm

18-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Baltic firms Borenius and Lawin have taken the lead roles on the acquisition of social media site Ask.fm by questions and answers site Ask.com.

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PwC takes on Aussie legal market with hire of ex-KWM partners

18-Aug-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Former King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) partners Tony O’Malley and Tim Blue, who set up a Sydney boutique earlier this year, have joined accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to launch an Australian legal services arm.

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Skadden and Jones Day lead on Monster's £1.3bn deal with Coca-Cola

18-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Jones Day are among the firms advising the Coca-Cola Company on its partnership deal with energy drink business Monster.

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Clifford Chance's Layton and Norman: We needed leaner leadership

15-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance’s new managing partner and corporate head are turning around the firm’s conservative reputation by taking an axe to the leadership team and getting tough on partners’ remits.

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Withers advises on launch of new tech industry body Innovate Finance

12-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Withers has advised on the establishment of new industry body Innovate Finance, which supports the growth of cutting-edge technologies in the UK’s financial sector.

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Pillsbury taps Paul Hastings for Beijing office launch

12-Aug-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

San Francisco firm Pillsbury has launched a Beijing base after taking a two-partner team from US rival Paul Hastings.

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Allen & Overy wins spot among US firms on Walgreen’s £5.6bn buyout of Boots

7-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Allen & Overy has won a spot alongside a raft of US giants to advise on Walgreen’s £5.6bn acquisition of its remaining stake in Alliance Boots.

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HSF continues German growth with Freshfields' Hamann

7-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has made its seventh German partner hire, recruiting Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s former energy co-head Dirk Hamann.

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Poland: the latest changes in Polish Public Procurement Law — the biggest amendment since 2004 download subscription

Schoenherr 19-Aug-2014

On 25 July 2014, the Polish Parliament passed on an amendment of the Public Procurement Law.

Delaware Supreme Court permits stockholders to overcome corporation’s attorney-client privilege for ‘good cause’ download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 19-Aug-2014

Plaintiff stockholders can inspect documents concerning a corporation’s internal investigation even if those documents are otherwise covered by the attorney-client privilege.

International arbitration in China download subscription

Nabarro 19-Aug-2014

Non-Chinese contractors are regularly encountering contracts containing arbitration clauses providing for disputes to be determined by Chinese arbitration centres.

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Skadden, Baker Botts and two very different types of energy deals

18-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Last week was one of fancy footwork in the global M&A market, with a couple of mega-deals from across the pond hogging the limelight

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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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Special report: Offshore - The Cayman Islands

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position? 

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Offshore: Deals and cases Q2 2014

21-Jul-2014

The latest offshore deals comprise a few firsts, including a groundbreaking hybrid mutual in Bermuda and the largest ever catastrophe bond issuance

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