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

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Stuck in the bottleneck — corruption in African ports download subscription

Control Risks 22-Jul-2014

The rapid rise in shipping container traffic in sub-Saharan Africa over the past two decades underlines the lucrative opportunities for businesses on the continent.

Grey practices: fuelling fraud and corruption in the Indian business environment download subscription

Control Risks 22-Jul-2014

Grey practices tend to fuel fraud and corruption that can pose serious legal, commercial and reputational risks to companies that are not alert to the dangers.

UK Pensions Agenda — July 2014: issues affecting pension plans and plan sponsors download subscription

Eversheds 22-Jul-2014

The summer edition of Eversheds’ UK Pensions Agenda is out. It summarises 10 key issues affecting UK pension plans and plan sponsors.

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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.


Hogan Lovells and Addleshaws advise on £620m sale of Co-op Pharmacy

21-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Hogan Lovells and Addleshaw Goddard are among the firms to win key roles on Bestway’s acquisition of The Co-operative Group’s 774-branch pharmacy chain.

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Clifford Chance London corporate chief names Jonny Myers as PE head

18-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance’s new corporate chief has named private equity dealmaker Jonny Myers as private equity co-head alongside Oliver Felsenstein.

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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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