Clifford Chance and Skadden latest winners in wave of food deals


Nomad Food’s move for Birds Eye owner Iglo is the latest in a spate of food deals, mostly taking place in the US, that include the multi-million dollar acquisition of Kraft Foods in March.

Freshfields and Slaughters strike oil in Shell BG Group megamerger


Shell’s £47bn swoop on gas group BG Group announced last week is one of the largest takeovers in the oil sector in years, and is largely a consequence of plummeting oil prices globally.Slaughter and May advised Royal ...

Ashurst and Slaughters advise as RBS chops Coutts International


Coutts International, RBS’ private banking and wealth branch in Europe and Asia, is no longer in British hands. The bank sold its international assets valued at around $30bn to Swiss bank Union Bancaire Privée last week as part of its strategy to focus more on the UK market.

A&O, HSF and Linklaters’ heavy hitters cash in on £1.7bn takeover sale of TSB to Sabadell


This week saw the conclusion of a significant cross-border banking deal as UK bank TSB accepted a £1.7bn takeover offer from Spanish bank Sabadell

Slaughters and Cleary advise as GSK sells off half its stake sale in Aspen


This week has seen Slaughters amd May and Cleary Gottlieb advise GlaxoSmithKline as it slashed ...

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Eversheds loses nine real estate and commerce partners and associates to KWM

23-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Eversheds has lost a team of nine lawyers, including four partners, who all depart for King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) on Thursday (23 April).

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Paul Hastings takes two partners from Fried Frank’s closing HK base

22-Apr-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Two more Fried Frank Hong Kong partners have found a home, with corporate specialists Douglas Freeman and Victor Chen set to join Paul Hastings.


Bird & Bird adds BLP partner to Singapore corporate team

20-Apr-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Bird & Bird has added a Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) corporate partner to its Singapore team with the aim of upping its expertise across the Southeast Asian region.

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Early repayment of its bailout and solid M&A interest from foreign investors have brought optimism to Portugal’s lawyers.

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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?

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