Natalie Stanton

Jones Day and DLA Piper pop up on latest tax inversion deal

20-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

No doubt Slaughter and May and Herbert Smith Freehills are busy scrabbling to save AbbVie’s $55bn takeover of Shire, ...

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Freshfields tops the rankings for main market IPOs in 2014

13-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Navigating an IPO would be a daunting prospect for any in-house lawyer. So, no wonder they’re prepared to dig deep in order to ensure their external counsel is up to the job

Natalie Stanton

Wonga looks to Slaughters for advice on FCA deal

6-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

What a week it’s been for payday loans company Wonga, which has once again locked horns with the Financial Conduct Authority. It’s the second time in less than four months that the pair have clashed, following the revelation that Wonga sent out debt collection letters from fake law firms earlier this year.

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Linklaters revs up for Carlyle on RAC stake sale

29-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

After months of to-ing and fro-ing, the UK’s largest roadside assistance group RAC has finally settled on a course of action. And it’s not an IPO, like the company had previously proposed.


Freshfields pulls away from rivals in UK M&A during first three quarters of 2014

22-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Corporate lawyers will tell you that the global M&A market has been cranking up in recent months. And the latest preliminary figures from Thomson Reuters confirm that it is very much back to business.

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Mourant Ozannes 21-Oct-2014

This briefing sets out the main features of Jersey cell companies and highlights the benefits offered by this highly flexible type of company.

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Dentons 21-Oct-2014

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted a set of laws designed to create a legislative framework to fight corruption and money laundering in Ukraine.

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Gateley 21-Oct-2014

In this post, Gateley looks at the requirements for executing contracts on behalf of companies.

Corporate News


Young guns go for it at Kirkland

20-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Next generation set to take lead at Kirkland & Ellis as White exits for Fried Frank 


Linklaters launches LGBT ally scheme

17-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Linklaters has continued its push on diversity by launching a new ally programme aimed at support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) colleagues.


A&O, Hogan Lovells and Freshfields lead on Heathrow Airport deal

17-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A raft of firms including Allen & Overy, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Pinsent Masons and Hogan Lovells has advised on the £1bn sale of three of Heathrow’s airports to a consortium formed by Ferrovial and Macquarie.

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Peer panel: IT – Oil the wheels of commerce with data


Information is key in M&A negotiations but the amount of data available is rocketing as a result of social media. Our expert panel give their advice


Freshfields: in a league of its own

29-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields is taking on corporate America as part of a wider mission – to become a leading player not in the magic circle but in the ‘international elite’

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Freshfields bids for US M&A home run

22-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Magic circle player splashes out as it aims for the New York corporate heights

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