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Gibson Dunn and Weil take the lead on Towers Watson and Willis $18bn merger

30-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and Weil Gotshal & Manges have won top roles on the merger of advisory and broking companies Towers Watson and Willis Group for $18bn (£11.45bn).


Blake Cassels, Cravath and Weil Gotshal advise as GE sells fleet business for $6.9bn

30-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Blake Cassels & Graydon, Cravath Swaine & Moore and Weil Gotshal & Manges have all won top roles as General Electric (GE) sells its fleet businesses in the US, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand to Element Financial Corporation for $6.9bn (£4.4bn). 


Italian and French firms lead as Vivendi becomes Telecom Italia’s largest shareholder

29-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, Cabinet Bompoint and Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners have taken lead roles as multinational media company Vivendi spends around €1bn to increase its stake in Telecom Italia to 14.9 per cent. 


DLA Piper takes corporate team from Perth boutique

29-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

DLA Piper has added a corporate team led by three partners from Australian boutique Hardy Bowen in Perth.

New York

Dechert re-elects chair Levander for four-year term as change in CEO role is signalled

26-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Dechert partners have re-elected chairman Andrew Levander for a further four-year term, while CEO Daniel O’Donnell has had a one-year extension as partners voted for Henry Nassau to take on his role in July 2016.

Ahold Delhaize

Cravath, Linklaters, Simpson and Sullivan scoop top roles on Ahold Delhaize merger

26-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Cravath Swaine & Moore, Linklaters, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Sullivan & Cromwell have advised retailers Ahold and Delhaize, as they merge to create a business with net sales of €54.1bn (£38.5bn).


Banking partner Crump set to leave Kirkland for Gibson Dunn

25-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Kirkland & Ellis’ London office is losing banking partner Philip Crump to Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, just a day after announcing the hire of Weil’s tax head Jonathan Kandel.


Weil Gotshal loses head of tax Kandel to Kirkland

24-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Weil Gotshal & Manges’ London tax head Jonathan Kandel is leaving the firm for Kirkland & Ellis, following in the wake of Weil’s former finance head Stephen Lucas.  


Qatar Petroleum to launch first legal panel

24-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

State-owned Qatar Petroleum will launch its first formal legal panel, with Simmons & Simmons and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) understood to have already submitted tender proposals.

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Corporate Briefings

Evolving investment management regulation – navigating opposing forces download subscription

KPMG 30-Jun-2015

This edition of ‘Evolving investment management regulation’ focuses on the regulatory pulls and pushes that the industry is facing. 

UK sets new foreign investment record download subscription

B P Collins 29-Jun-2015

The UK has retained its position as the top European destination for foreign investment, after attracting a record number of projects.

Bearer shares will be abolished by the Companies Act 2014 download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 29-Jun-2015

If your company has issued bearer shares and does not convert them into registered shares within 18 months of the 2014 Act coming into force, the Minister for Finance will become your shareholder. 

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Deals Insider

Ashurst, BLP and Shoosmiths act as Ferrero snaps up Thorntons for £112m


Ashurst, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Shoosmiths ...

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Corporate Analysis

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Ireland’s lawyers tell a tale of two economies


The country’s domestic economy is now in steady recovery.


The thrill of the float: overseeing IPOs

8-Jun-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Overseeing an IPO is a logistical headache for most general counsel. It can also be the most exhilarating type of deal to work on. Four in-house lawyers reveal the secrets of going public


Hot 100 alumni: Tim Emmerson, Sullivan & Cromwell

1-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

In 2008, Tim Emmerson was a senior partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s M&A team in London. Two years later, he became head of European M&A, tasked with building the firm’s corporate transactions practice in the UK and Europe.

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Funds News

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Harneys picks up funds team from Appleby Cayman

26-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firm Harneys has hired a three-strong funds team from rival Appleby in the Cayman Islands, including former funds head Ian Gobin.


Fried Frank poised for major UK funds boost with K&E partner trio

27-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Kirkland & Ellis is understood to have lost three private funds partners to Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, less than a year after the firm’s London head Graham White made the same move.


Funds giant BlackRock scoops up former Barclays EMEA investment GC Handling

27-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Barclays’ former general counsel for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) investment has joined alternative fund management company BlackRock.

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