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US trio advise on Dell's $67bn takeover of EMC

12-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz have won roles on the biggest technology deal of all time between Dell and EMC.


Carey Olsen launches in Singapore with hire of former A&O partner

9-Oct-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Carey Olsen has joined the increasing number of offshore firms with a Singapore presence by launching in the city-state with the hire of former Allen & Overy (A&O) partner Linda Lee.

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Ashurst trials "blind allocation" of work to corporate associates in attempt to ensure fairness

7-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Ashurst is piloting “blind allocation” of work in its corporate department after hiring a management consultant to lead on doling out mandates.


How Pearson's in-house lawyers steered £1bn FT sale

6-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

The in-house legal team of publishing giant Pearson have had a busy summer. 

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A&O IPO surge continues as firm bags role on Equiniti listing

5-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised on its fourth initial public offering (IPO) in a month, working alongside Weil Gotshal & Manges on the intended listing of service provider Equiniti. 


Run of corporate exits continue at Clydes as Tromans jumps ship to Willkie Farr

1-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Clyde & Co has lost its third corporate partner in four months, as Andy Tromans leaves the firm’s insurance group for Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

London Stock Exchange

A&O wins £1bn IPO mandate from new client Ibstock

30-Sep-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Brick manufacturer Ibstock has turned to new adviser Allen & Overy (A&O) on its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange, marking a significant client win for the firm.

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China's top 30 firms post strong growth in first ever financial report

28-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

The first ever report into the financial results of the elite Chinese firms, The Lawyer China Elite 2015, has revealed almost all of the top 30 enjoyed stellar revenue growth in the past year, despite a stock market crash and slowed economic growth.


Gibson Dunn leaps 14 places in worldwide M&A deal rankings

28-Sep-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Gibson Dunn has jumped 14 places in the worldwide deal rankings for the first nine months of 2015, while Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom retained its lead at the top of the table.

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GSK, Novartis and Crédit Suisse put Switzerland on a high

12-Oct-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Swiss firms have bagged major business from global brands such as GSK, Novartis and Crédit Suisse this year, while their Asia ventures have come good.

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The Lawyer UK 200 2015: which firms are getting the most out of their property?

14-Sep-2015 | By Kim Tasso

New UK 200 data shows early signs of momentous change at UK legal offices, as firms seek out real estate strategies that ease the pressure of soaring rents, promote flexible working and attract high-quality staff and clients


Major transactions put Balkans on the deals map

7-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Corporate work is booming in the Balkans, with many deals, including BAT’s purchase of a Croatian tobacco business, punching above €200m.

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