Freshfields takes the lead as Liberty Global continues telecoms charge

21-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

What with the IPO market taking flight, and a couple of massive pharma deals hogging the spotlight, it’d be easy to forget that for many companies it’s business as usual


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

Corporate Briefings

Bribe and prejudice — Supreme Court decision on bribes or secret commissions received by fiduciaries download subscription

Dentons 24-Jul-2014

The Supreme Court’s recent judgment clarifies the treatment of bribes or secret commissions received by agents or those in fiduciary positions.

Do cyber attacks affect share price? download subscription

Schillings 24-Jul-2014

It’s often suggested that a cyber breach can devastate share price. But is this right?

Court upholds LMAA tribunal’s jurisdiction to rule on costs weblink subscription

Ince & Co 24-Jul-2014

In an LMAA charterparty dispute between Sun United and Kasteli, owners’ claims had been secured by money paid into an escrow account in the name of charterers’ solicitors.

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Clifford Chance votes to rejig and reduce management committee

24-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance has cut its practice group representation on its management committee from six to three in a comprehensive overhaul.

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Edwards Wildman corporate head quits for Morgan Lewis

24-Jul-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Morgan Lewis has swooped on Edwards Wildman’s London office hiring corporate head David Ramm, in a move that will raise further questions about the future of the group.


Freshfields and HSF advise on Liberty Global’s £481m stake in ITV

21-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herbert Smith Freehills have advised on the sale of British Sky Broadcasting’s (BSkyB) minority stake in ITV to Liberty Global.

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Special report: Offshore - The Cayman Islands

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position? 


Offshore: Deals and cases Q2 2014


The latest offshore deals comprise a few firsts, including a groundbreaking hybrid mutual in Bermuda and the largest ever catastrophe bond issuance


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

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