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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.


Freshfields pulls away from rivals in UK M&A during first three quarters of 2014

22-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Corporate lawyers will tell you that the global M&A market has been cranking up in recent months. And the latest preliminary figures from Thomson Reuters confirm that it is very much back to business.

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On your commute into the office tomorrow morning, spare a thought for the law firms involved in getting your train off the starting blocks


Balfour Beatty makes a beeline for Linklaters

8-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Global infrastructure giant Balfour Beatty might turn to Pinsent Masons on its ‘business as usual’ work , but when it comes to major M&A deals, the business is prepared to pull out the big guns.

​DLA, Hogan Lovells and Shearman: the long road to new client wins

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Developing new client relationships takes time. Particularly if you’re targeting a very specific sort of business.But last week, a number of firms demonstrated the array of proactive approaches that can be taken to build that coveted client base.Take Hogan Lovells, for instance. Last week it emerged that the firm was working on its

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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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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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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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