Coutts International, RBS’ private banking and wealth branch in Europe and Asia, is no longer in British hands. The bank sold its international assets valued at around $30bn to Swiss bank Union Bancaire Privée last week as part of its strategy to focus more on the UK market.
This week saw the conclusion of a significant cross-border banking deal as UK bank TSB accepted a £1.7bn takeover offer from Spanish bank Sabadell
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Over the past week or so, there has been notable deal activity sprouting from one part of the world. Step forward, Canada - whose institutional investors have been on a spending spree on this side of the pond.
While the M&A market has generally been on the up, it’s clear that one group has been given a major boost by the recent activity: offshore firms.
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As well as the minimum wage and tax changes, pensions, special purpose share schemes and company cars are getting a political tweak.
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Hogan Lovells has launched an office in Australia with the hire of partners Nicky Lester and Tim Lester from Linklaters’ best friend firm Allens.
Baker Botts has announced the hire of Trowers & Hamlins’ United Arab Emirates (UAE) head Abdullah Mutawai and head of international disputes Lucas Pitts in a boost to its Dubai offering.
King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has replaced Clifford Chance as principal legal adviser to the AA following a corporate panel review that took effect on 1 January.
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Early repayment of its bailout and solid M&A interest from foreign investors have brought optimism to Portugal’s lawyers.
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