Ashurst, BLP and Shoosmiths act as Ferrero snaps up Thorntons for £112m

29-Jun-2015

Ashurst, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Shoosmiths ...

Deals Insider: Sullivan & Cromwell replaces Kirkland as Teva's adviser for proposed $43bn acquisition of Mylan

22-Jun-2015

Sullivan & Cromwell, along with a host of US, Dutch and Israeli firms, is representing Teva Pharmaceuticals as it seeks to acquire rival Mylan for $43bn, having replaced Kirkland & Ellis as the company’s adviser

Berwin Leighton Paisner joins firms advising on IPO upsurge

15-Jun-2015

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has added to its list of clients by advising Israeli software company Adgorithms on its $125m listing on the alternative investment market (Aim).

Freshfields and Mayer Brown book lead roles as Center Parcs opts for sale over IPO

8-Jun-2015

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Mayer Brown have taken the lead on the sale of holiday company Center Parcs to Canadian property group Brookfield for around £2.5bn.

Charter and Time Warner Cable turn to raft of US firms for $78bn merger

1-Jun-2015

A raft of US firms are representing Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable (TWC) as the pair merge in a $78.7bn deal.

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Widespread adoption of data and analytics among businesses, yet many challenged to derive value from the data download subscription

KPMG 3-Jul-2015

A KPMG report highlights a growing gap between how businesses currently use D&A and their ability to apply it to untapped areas of rich opportunity.

New Rules of the Superior Courts deal with changes introduced by the Companies Act 2014 download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 3-Jul-2015

This article provides some examples of the changes to the Rules of the Superior Courts.

Chancellor urged to back small firms download subscription

B P Collins 3-Jul-2015

George Osborne is being urged to improve the landscape for small businesses, ahead of the Budget.

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Paul Hastings takes nine-strong team from Ashurst for US structured finance build-up

3-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Paul Hastings has hired a nine-strong team in New York and Washington, DC, led by Ashurst co-head of securities and derivatives Scott Faga and US managing partner Eugene Ferrer, to build its structured finance capability.

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Raft of top US firms advise as BP settles Deepwater Horizon claims for £12bn

3-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Oil giant BP has agreed to pay $18.7bn (£12bn) to settle claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the biggest environmental penalty in history.

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Sullivan and Wachtell take the lead on Ace's $28.3bn purchase of insurer Chubb

2-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Sullivan & Cromwell and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz have advised on insurance company Ace’s $28.3bn (£18.1bn) acquisition of rival Chubb Corporation. 

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Ireland’s lawyers tell a tale of two economies

15-Jun-2015

The country’s domestic economy is now in steady recovery.

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The thrill of the float: overseeing IPOs

8-Jun-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Overseeing an IPO is a logistical headache for most general counsel. It can also be the most exhilarating type of deal to work on. Four in-house lawyers reveal the secrets of going public

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Hot 100 alumni: Tim Emmerson, Sullivan & Cromwell

1-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

In 2008, Tim Emmerson was a senior partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s M&A team in London. Two years later, he became head of European M&A, tasked with building the firm’s corporate transactions practice in the UK and Europe.

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