Osborne Clarke on track for Siemens


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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


Skadden, Baker Botts and two very different types of energy deals

18-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Last week was one of fancy footwork in the global M&A market, with a couple of mega-deals from across the pond hogging the limelight

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Linklaters and A&O wade into Med for BES sale


Linklaters and Allen & Overy (A&O) have become the latest international firms to play a defining role in the reshaping of Europe’s banking sector, advising on the rescue of Portugal’s beleaguered Banco Espirito Santo

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Shearman bulks up private equity with hire of Addleshaws partner Rodham

17-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Addleshaw Goddard private equity partner Ben Rodham has quit the firm for Shearman & Sterling, less than two years after joining from Linklaters.

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Freshfields' latest US raid adds Shearman M&A veteran to bolster New York practice

16-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields has continued its dramatic US hiring spree, adding Shearman & Sterling M&A lawyer Peter Lyons as co-head of its public M&A group.

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Linklaters names Bennett as new litigation head amid group structure overhaul

15-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Linklaters has named London litigation head Michael Bennett as its new global litigation head and put him in charge of a new standalone litigation team, condensing two executive committee roles into one.

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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


Private equity: keep out

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Can City firms close the door on line of PE staff heading out for US practices?


Special report: Funds – Social climbers

4-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes

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