Jones Day takes the UK mid-market by storm

14-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer may have dominated the M&A landscape in the first half of 2014. But, when it comes to the mid-market, Thomson Reuters has calculated that Jones Day is the law firm ruling the roost


Linklaters’ and CC’s bumper public M&A pay packet

7-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

At times, it looked as if the UK’s public M&A market was about to triumphantly return to form in the first half of 2013. But the rush never quite materialised.


Freshfields’ storms the M&A charts for H1 2014

30-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

It’s been a gloomy period for the M&A market, what with global deals dwindling by 6 per cent in 2013 making the year the slowest for international deal making since 2009.


Who will take the corporate crown at The Lawyer Awards 2014?

23-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

As dealmakers across the country prepare to switch their due diligence boots for dancing shoes, it can only mean one thing - The Lawyer Awards 2014 are looming


Magic circle firms help B&M IPO take off

16-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Despite Pfizer’s recent bid for Astra Zeneca ultimately falling flat, the pharma frenzy continues

Corporate Briefings

Bribery Act update weblink subscription

Ince & Co 14-Jul-2014

Serious Fraud Office director David Green QC has proposed a number of changes to the UK Bribery Act.

Can hindsight be used when assessing losses in a breach of warranty claim? download subscription

Shoosmiths 14-Jul-2014

The High Court recently examined principles relevant to the permissibility of using hindsight to value a company for the purposes of a warranty claim.

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill — corporate governance: proposals that all UK companies should be aware of download subscription

Goodman Derrick 14-Jul-2014

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill is seeking to impose an obligation on all UK companies to create and maintain a register of beneficial ownership.

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Linklaters names new global corporate and client sector heads

14-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Linklaters has appointed current Asian corporate head Matthew Middleditch as its new global corporate head to replace outgoing chief Jeremy Parr.

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French corporate boutique BDGS picks up Linklaters M&A team

14-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

French corporate boutique BDGS Associés has made its first lateral hire since setting up 18 months ago, appointing Linklaters M&A partner Marc Loy.


Kirkland duo McDaid and Dean quit to kickstart Willkie Farr’s City PE practice

14-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Willkie Farr has hired Kirkland & Ellis private equity partner duo Claire McDaid and Matthew Dean to launch its private equity offering in London.

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Whatever happened to M&A fees?

7-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

UK public M&A work is down, as are fees. But as the deals markets shows signs of life, it’s not just the M&A titans that are winning


Peer panel: M&A – Behind the new deal


Will the volume of deals soon return to the market and has the UK Takeover Code’s aim of introducing fee transparency hit its target? Our experts discuss

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Corporate crunch time: who will triumph at The Lawyer Awards 2014?

23-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

As the equity capital markets rocketed back into favour and global M&A saw at least a partial return to form, there have been some rich pickings for The Lawyer’s Corporate Team of the Year award shortlisted firms in 2014. 

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