Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group builds in Kenya and Tanzania with lateral hires

30-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group members Coulson Harney and East African Law Chambers (EALC) have expanded their teams with a total of five lateral partner hires.

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Freshfields "takes on Wall Street" and wants to discard magic circle tag in US

29-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer managing partner David Aitman and corporate chief Edward Braham are “taking on Wall Street” and want the US market to think of them a part of an international elite instead of the magic circle.


Linklaters trumps Clifford Chance to advise Carlyle on RAC sale

29-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer took the key roles on Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC’s acquisition of a stake in RAC.

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Heuking snares GSK team for Stuttgart launch

26-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

German firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek has picked up the Stuttgart office of Nabarro alliance partner GSK Stockmann & Kollegen, adding eight partners to its ranks.


Top KWMSJB private equity partner Davis quits to join Proskauer

26-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin’s (KWMSJB) former corporate chief Steven Davis is set to leave the firm, to join Proskauer’s City base.


Hovis appoints Helen Selby as GC and sets up first legal team

26-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Bread brand Hovis has established its own legal team headed by former Premier Foods counsel Helen Selby. 


Slaughters and Hogan Lovells lead on Mothercare rights issue

24-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Slaughter and May and Hogan Lovells were key advisers on Mothercare’s £100m rights issue which was announced yesterday (23 September). 

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Wonga's first-ever GC leaves for internet crowd-funder Funding Circle

24-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Wonga’s first-ever general counsel Lucy Vernall has left the company for internet lender Funding Circle, months after Wonga was forced to pay £2.6m in compensation for sending debt collection letters from fake law firms.


Why Alibaba's switch to a New York listing left Freshfields out in the cold

23-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Alibaba landed on the New York Stock Exchange with an almighty thump last Friday (19 September), becoming the largest initial public offering (IPO) of all time.

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R2R: the mysterious case of the unit trust download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 30-Sep-2014

The Royal Court has declined to strike out proceedings brought by the successor trustee and manager of three unit trusts against the former trustee and manager of those unit trusts. 

Disclosure of information by beneficiaries to trustees in Guernsey download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 30-Sep-2014

The Guernsey Court of Appeal has recently confirmed that the court has the power to require beneficiaries to provide information to trustees.

Crociani: the effect of an exclusive jurisdiction clause in a trust instrument download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 30-Sep-2014

Crociani is a significant ruling with far-reaching effects for contentious and non-contentious trust lawyers all over the world.

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Linklaters revs up for Carlyle on RAC stake sale

29-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

After months of to-ing and fro-ing, the UK’s largest roadside assistance group RAC has finally settled on a course of action. And it’s not an IPO, like the company had previously proposed.

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Freshfields: in a league of its own

29-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields is taking on corporate America as part of a wider mission – to become a leading player not in the magic circle but in the ‘international elite’

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Freshfields bids for US M&A home run

22-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Magic circle player splashes out as it aims for the New York corporate heights

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Italy: Diversity strategy

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Italian M&A activity has hit a rough patch, forcing law firms to look for alternative sources of revenue

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Alibaba IPO shows why lawyers matter


Following the record-setting IPO of Alibaba, Jack Ma is now a global business icon.

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Freshfields scores a US touchdown

29-Sep-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

The self-belief of Freshfields managing partner and corporate head is remarkable.

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The Akin deal is done, but what of the five Bingham refuseniks?

19-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The much anticipated tie-up between Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Bingham McCutcheon’s London office closes only one chapter of speculation over the fate of the US firm.

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Funds boutique MJ Hudson launches in Hong Kong amidst three-strong promos round

28-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Asset management and funds boutique MJ Hudson has launched in Hong Kong, creating the firm’s third office alongside London and Jersey.

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