White & Case pockets first mandate from HM Treasury

15-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

In the past, HM Treasury has tended to turn to the likes of Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Slaughter and May for its legal advice.

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Linklaters closes in on Slaughters’ dominant position among FTSE 100

8-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

It’s been impossible to ignore the heightened activity on the UK stock market in 2014. But, over the three months running to 5 November 2014, the total number of companies on the UK stock market actually shrank from 2,208 to 2,172.

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Clifford Chance rebuilds Carlyle relationship with Altice deal

1-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

There’s no question that Clifford Chance’s longstanding relationship with private equity group Carlyle has been on the rocks in recent years.

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Magic circle firms scoop roles on mega £5.6bn insurance merger

24-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

In what is likely to be one of the biggest public M&A deals of the year, insurance giants Aviva and Friends Life look set to seal a £5.6bn tie-up

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Freshfields gets cosy with Lazard and Rothschild

17-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Financial advisers such as Lazard and Rothschild are becoming an increasingly regular feature on London’s main list IPOs.

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The UK Bribery Act: The practical difficulties for financial services companies download subscription

PwC 24-Dec-2014

    The practical difficulties facing companies wishing to implement a robust response to the UK Bribery Act should not be underestimated.  

Amendments to Russian de-offshorisation law download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 24-Dec-2014

New amendments to the Russian Tax Code regarding de-offshorisation will enter into force on 1 January 2015.

Key employment law developments in 2014 download subscription

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Addleshaw Goddard looks back at the key legislative developments for 2014.

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Stories of the year: November has US flavour

22-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The legal market was far from quiet in November with law firm leaders airing their grievances and banking panels launching and closing. There was also a strong American flavour to the month, with Eversheds seeking a US merger and DLA Piper losing partners to US firms.

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Early contenders emerge to take BLP managing partner crown

19-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The debate around Berwin Leighton Paisner managing partner Neville Eisenberg’s replacement is hotting up with three partners including corporate head David Collins thought to be early contenders. 

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HSF’s Asia losses continue as Tokyo M&A chief joins MoFo

17-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has suffered another departure from its Asian practice, with Tokyo corporate and M&A head James Robinson defecting to Morrison & Foerster (MoFo).

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Russia special report: Look the other way

24-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Western sanctions are making life tough for Russia’s companies and lawyers, so they are forging new links in the East 

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Offshore: deals and cases Q3 2014

17-Nov-2014

Several billion-dollar deals and a number of landmark cases characterised workflows for offshore firms in the third quarter of 2014

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Demystifying e-discovery: the art of the possible

11-Nov-2014

Given the growth in the amount of data businesses create and store, it’s a good point in time to determine how companies and law firms are working with eDiscovery and computer forensics.

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