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Freshfields and Herbert Smith Freehills ring in on Hutchison Whampoa’s £10.25bn acquisition of O2

28-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herbert Smith Freehills are among the firms to win key roles on Hong Kong giant Hutchison Whampoa’s proposed acquisition of O2.

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A&O and Ashurst win key roles on £680m Jurys Inn hotel chain sale

28-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Allen & Overy (A&O), Ashurst, Dillon Eustace and William Fry have won key mandates advising on the £680m acquisition of the Jurys Inn hotel chain by US private equity group Lone Star.

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Finland's Roschier tempts Latham capital markets partner home from London

28-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Finnish firm Roschier has announced the hire of Latham & Watkins capital markets partner Antti Ihamuotila, bringing him back home to Helsinki after 15 years in London.

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Grimaldi makes trio of lateral hires from local rivals

27-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Italian firm Grimaldi Studio Legale has added three partners to its roster, including former Allen & Overy (A&O) partner Davide D’Angelo.

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Wilson Sonsini loses Beijing head Li to Sidley

26-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

The head of US technology firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Beijing office has quit the firm to join Sidley Austin.

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Linklaters loses Asia-based Carlyle relationship partner to White & Case

23-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

The partner who manages Linklaters’ relationship with private equity house Carlyle Group in Asia has left the firm to take up partnership at White & Case.

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Gunnercooke invites two-man boutique to share office in bid to bring in tech clients

22-Jan-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Manchester firm Gunnercooke has signed a deal to provide office space, regulatory, insurance and back office support services to two-man start-up firm Ignition Law.

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Fenwick & West adds Kaye Scholer partner to nascent Shanghai base

21-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Silicon Valley firm Fenwick & West has added a corporate partner to its Shanghai office, having opened in China’s largest city last year.

London

Irwin Mitchell's former London head of corporate leaves for Fox Williams

20-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Irwin Mitchell former London head of corporate Andrew Woolf has left the firm to join Fox Williams in London.

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Shoosmiths 27-Jan-2015

The Companies Act provisions governing the length of notice shareholders are entitled to prior to annual general meetings (AGMs) and general meetings can prove tricky to interpret.

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IBB Solicitors 26-Jan-2015

A survey from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has found that 83 per cent of potential future parents will consider taking advantage of the new rules that come into force in April.

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Bates Wells Braithwaite 26-Jan-2015

The employment issues around employing individuals who have been convicted of a criminal offence.

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Vedder Price gains currency with bitcoin deal

26-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Bitcoin is still somewhat of a mystery to many. But one firm has helped the electronic currency to become a little more transparent.

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Why the Cooley effect is one to watch

19-Jan-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

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.

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Eaglewood Capital Management hires Paul Hastings associate as its first GC

28-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Eaglewood Europe has hired former Paul Hastings associate Dipali Sahni as its first general counsel.

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A&O and Herbert Smith Freehills advise on £1bn sale of Moorfield portfolio to Lone Star

5-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Moorfield Real Estate Fund on the sale of its diversified real estate investment portfolio to Lone Star Real Estate Fund, represented by Allen & Overy (A&O), for £1bn.

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