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.
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.
Linklaters and Herbert Smith Freehills are among the firms to win a spot advising on the initial public offering of challenger bank Aldermore.
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.
US firm Proskauer has started 2015 with a statement of intent, hiring former SJ Berwin corporate chief Steve Davis to head its team in the City.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have won roles advising on the proposed merger of the world’s two largest drinks can manufacturers.
There is a tangible air of determination around Clifford Chance these days; a sense that change is not just preferable, but vital.
Shearman & Sterling, Slaughter and May and Sullivan & Cromwell (S&C) have played key advisory roles on today’s (17 February) £1.22bn takeover bid by Fairfax Financial Holdings for insurance company Brit.
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has advised on a first-time mandate for private equity house CVC Capital Partners, following a number of strategic lateral hires.
Offshore Case Digest: issue 8 download subscription
A high-level summary of the major commercial cases decided in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.
Cyber security update: SEC and FINRA publications, data breach at Anthem, LinkedIn settlement and more download subscription
HFN highlights several recent developments and trends in the cyber-security sphere which are expected to remain in regulatory focus during the course of the year.
US and UK share purchases – what’s the difference? download subscription
Ah, the UK and the US: two countries separated by a common language. And that’s definitely the case with share purchases where there are some subtle – and some fundamental – differences in the way the two jurisdictions approach the acquisition of a company.
Insurance and drinks cans aren’t usually the most scintillating of topics. But they’ve certainly had tongues wagging among public M&A lawyers over the past couple of weeks.
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?
While deal numbers were up last year, their value rocketed – and this time it’s not the US firms taking the lion’s share.
Loss of PE star Oliver Felsenstein must surely force firm’s hand over lockstep reform.
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.
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.
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.
Eaglewood Europe has hired former Sidley Austin associate Dipali Sahni as its first general counsel.