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
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
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
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
What with the IPO market taking flight, and a couple of massive pharma deals hogging the spotlight, it’d be easy to forget that for many companies it’s business as usual
HMRC proposed debt recovery powers criticised download subscription
Leading trade organisations have criticised plans outlined by George Osborne to allow HMRC to take taxes directly from taxpayers’ bank accounts.
Iniquity exception to privilege JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov download subscription
This judgment considers the iniquity exception to legal professional privilege and the point at which a client conducts himself so dishonestly that the advice given is in furtherance of a fraud.
Privacy and M&A transactions: the dos and don’ts download subscription
DLA Piper’s privacy experts have compiled a list of dos and don’ts for addressing privacy compliance in M&A transactions.
Asset management and funds boutique MJ Hudson has launched in Hong Kong, creating the firm’s third office alongside London and Jersey.
Ropes & Gray’s hire of Travers Smith private equity star Phil Sanderson is quite a coup for the US firm.
Ropes & Gray has hired Travers Smith private equity rainmaker Phil Sanderson to bolster its European private equity offering.
Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes
The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position?
The latest offshore deals comprise a few firsts, including a groundbreaking hybrid mutual in Bermuda and the largest ever catastrophe bond issuance