In the past, HM Treasury has tended to turn to the likes of Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Slaughter and May for its legal advice.
It’s been impossible to ignore the heightened activity on the UK stock market in 2014. But, over the three months running to 5 November 2014, the total number of companies on the UK stock market actually shrank from 2,208 to 2,172.
There’s no question that Clifford Chance’s longstanding relationship with private equity group Carlyle has been on the rocks in recent years.
In what is likely to be one of the biggest public M&A deals of the year, insurance giants Aviva and Friends Life look set to seal a £5.6bn tie-up
Financial advisers such as Lazard and Rothschild are becoming an increasingly regular feature on London’s main list IPOs.
The UK Bribery Act: The practical difficulties for financial services companies download subscription
The practical difficulties facing companies wishing to implement a robust response to the UK Bribery Act should not be underestimated.
Amendments to Russian de-offshorisation law download subscription
New amendments to the Russian Tax Code regarding de-offshorisation will enter into force on 1 January 2015.
Key employment law developments in 2014 download subscription
Addleshaw Goddard looks back at the key legislative developments for 2014.
The legal market was far from quiet in November with law firm leaders airing their grievances and banking panels launching and closing. There was also a strong American flavour to the month, with Eversheds seeking a US merger and DLA Piper losing partners to US firms.
The debate around Berwin Leighton Paisner managing partner Neville Eisenberg’s replacement is hotting up with three partners including corporate head David Collins thought to be early contenders.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has suffered another departure from its Asian practice, with Tokyo corporate and M&A head James Robinson defecting to Morrison & Foerster (MoFo).
Western sanctions are making life tough for Russia’s companies and lawyers, so they are forging new links in the East
Several billion-dollar deals and a number of landmark cases characterised workflows for offshore firms in the third quarter of 2014
Given the growth in the amount of data businesses create and store, it’s a good point in time to determine how companies and law firms are working with eDiscovery and computer forensics.