Money

Watson Farley pushes revenue up 8 per cent to £56.8m at half-year

26-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Watson Farley & Williams has increased revenue by 8 per cent over the first half of the 2014/15 financial year, reaching £56.8m.

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Weil prioritises London and finance in 12-strong promotions round

26-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Weil Gotshal & Manges has added 12 new partners to its ranks in its most recent promotions round, up on nine the previous year, adding four partners in London.

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Simmons' turnover up 8 per cent to £140m at half year

25-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Simmons & Simmons has boosted revenue by 8 per cent over the first half of the 2014/15 financial year compared to the same period in 2013/14, bringing in revenues of over £140m. 

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Linklaters warms up to lockstep flexing as part of US plan

25-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A high-level source at Linklaters has said the firm could flex lockstep in the future as a way of building up its US practice, marking a key attitude shift within the firm.

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Carlyle and Cinven return to Clifford Chance for €337.5m Altice share sale

25-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Carlyle and Cinven have returned to longstanding adviser Clifford Chance to sell 7.5m shares in European cable and telecoms company Altice in a deal valued at €337.5m. 

London

Allen & Overy and Linklaters win key roles on Aviva’s £5.6bn merger with Friends Life

24-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Allen & Overy and Linklaters have been instructed to advise insurance giants Aviva and Friends Life on their proposed £5.6bn merger.

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Linklaters to vote on streamlining board in governance review

24-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Linklaters is to vote tomorrow (25 November) on sweeping changes to its international board (IB) which could result in a reduction of seats or change in function, but has ruled out a merger of the two senior boards.

London

Osborne Clarke advises KPMG on deal for McLaren Group analytics

21-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Osborne Clarke has advised KPMG on a 10-year strategic alliance to share predictive analytics and technology with technology company McLaren Group, which was represented by its own in-house counsel.

London

Nabarro and Goodwin Procter advises on acquisition of Telegraph Media HQ

19-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Nabarro and Goodwin Procter were key advisers on the £204.3m purchase of assets including Telegraph Media Group’s London headquarters by Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate from Kish Holdings. 

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Magic circle firms scoop roles on mega £5.6bn insurance merger

24-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

In what is likely to be one of the biggest public M&A deals of the year, insurance giants Aviva and Friends Life look set to seal a £5.6bn tie-up

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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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Corporate Opinion

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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.

Money

Are there bad actors hiding in your client’s private placement?

13-Oct-2014

Citibank Global Markets Inc was recently saved, by the skin of its teeth, from being permanently barred from acting as a placement agent.

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The US firms right at home in the City

6-Oct-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Gibson Dunn’s hire of former Ashurst senior partner Charlie Geffen is one of the biggest corporate stories of the season.

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Funds News

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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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