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Ropes, Latham and A&O engaged on another giant telecoms deal

14-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Another week, yet another enormous cable M&A deal in the European market

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Allen & Overy and Covington are feline good as IPO activity picks up

7-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

After a run of fairly quiet years for biotech flotations, it looks as if – like the rest of the IPO market – they’re back with a bang

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DLA Piper and DWF building bridges

31-Mar-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Isn’t it great when a plan comes together? After almost a decade of hard work, a raft of firms has finally managed to reach financial close on the Mersey Gateway Project – solidifying plans for a shiny new toll bridge linking Runcorn and Widnes


Global and European M&A bounces back in 2014

24-Mar-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Feel that bounce in your step, a sense that spring is in the air? It’s not just you. As the weather warms up, Thomson Reuters has arrived with some good news for corporate lawyers


US firms cash in on their head start in acquisition finance

17-Mar-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

A quick scan of The Lawyer’s finance coverage over the past year or so serves to flag up a couple of key trends when it comes to deal-making. One is the migration of some of the magic circle’s top private equity talent to US firms.

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Adrian Collins and John Joyce confirmed as Addleshaws' managing partner candidates

16-Apr-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Addleshaw Goddard has nominated partners Adrian Collins and John Joyce as the challengers to replace incumbent Paul Devitt in the firm’s forthcoming managing partner election.


HSF makes Aussie partner Ferraro global corporate chief in post-merger re-jig

15-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Herbert Smith Freehills has shaken up its corporate leadership, appointing Melbourne-based Mike Ferraro as sole global corporate head.

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Linklaters and Simpson Thacher lead on £480m acquisition of House of Fraser

15-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Linklaters, Simpson Thacher, King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin and Dickson Minto landed roles on the acquisition of a majority stake in House of Fraser by Chinese conglomerate Sanpower.

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Quarterly Board Update — tax developments in Q3 download subscription

Minter Ellison 16-Apr-2014

Minter Ellison has created a quarterly update to discuss the tax issues that you may wish to raise with your board during each reporting period, starting with Q3.

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Happy ever after? The Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn get hitched

16-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn have finally decided that three’s a crowd and, after months of flirting with Boyes Turner, gone ahead with a traditional two-way merger.

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Russia: Mind the bear traps

17-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The surge of oligarchs heading to London for their court battles is slacking off. But Russia still holds potential for those advisers ready to tread carefully

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US firms muscle in on Hong Kong

10-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Hong Kong IPO activity is hotting up again, but UK legal stalwarts are looking over their shoulders as US rivals make up ground fast

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