​DLA, Hogan Lovells and Shearman: the long road to new client wins

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Developing new client relationships takes time. Particularly if you’re targeting a very specific sort of business.But last week, a number of firms demonstrated the array of proactive approaches that can be taken to build that coveted client base.Take Hogan Lovells, for instance. Last week it emerged that the firm was working on its


Skadden, Baker Botts and two very different types of energy deals

18-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Last week was one of fancy footwork in the global M&A market, with a couple of mega-deals from across the pond hogging the limelight

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Linklaters and A&O wade into Med for BES sale


Linklaters and Allen & Overy (A&O) have become the latest international firms to play a defining role in the reshaping of Europe’s banking sector, advising on the rescue of Portugal’s beleaguered Banco Espirito Santo


A busy summer in the City for DLA Piper

4-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

The start of August is usually prime time for the City’s dealmakers to ditch their files for flip flops. But this year it seems that there are more than enough deals to keep lawyers holed up in their offices over the summer months

Bakers and Clifford Chance help to mop up Spanish banking sector


The UK banking sector has generated rich pickings for corporate lawyers over the past few years, with deals including the Co-op Group’s split and Lloyds’ reprivatisation

Corporate Briefings

All change — Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill download subscription

Gateley 1-Sep-2014

The government has introduced the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill, which if passed will make changes to the insolvency profession.

OFAC makes important update to ownership/control guidance download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 1-Sep-2014

On 13 August 2014, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued new guidance on ownership/control for determining blocked parties.

Migration of companies into and out of Jersey download subscription

Ogier 1-Sep-2014

A company registered in a foreign jurisdiction can migrate from its home jurisdiction to Jersey provided the laws of the foreign jurisdiction allow it to do so.

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India’s Amarchand eyes expansion with Gurgaon office launch

1-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Elite Indian firm Amarchand & Mangaldas has expanded its office network with the launch of a base in Gurgaon.

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Aim and fire: how to make your mark on the Aim rankings

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Pinsent Masons, Carey Olsen and Memery Crystal. When it comes to Adviser Rankings’ listing of which law firms are advising which Aim clients, it can sometimes feel a little like groundhog day. 


Shearman elbows out rivals to advise Bridgepoint on its £212m acquisition of Moneycorp

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Shearman & Sterling has won its first-ever mandate from private equity house Bridgepoint, advising on its £212m acquisition of foreign exchange provider Moneycorp.

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Private equity: keep out

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Can City firms close the door on line of PE staff heading out for US practices?


Special report: Funds – Social climbers

4-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes


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? 

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