A&O IPO surge continues as firm bags role on Equiniti listing


Allen & Overy (A&O) advised on its fourth IPO in a month last week, working alongside Weil Gotshal & Manges on the intended listing of service provider Equiniti.

Five firms line up on BBA Aviation's $2bn purchase of Landmark


Slaughter and May and Sullivan & Cromwell teamed up to advise BBA Aviation on its $2bn (£1.3bn) purchase of ...

Magic circle still winning big on IPOs


This week saw the announcement of two proposed IPO listings, with Allen & Overy (A&O) and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer acting on both of them.

CC, Hogan Lovells and Skadden win top roles on GE’s €8.5bn acquisition of Alstom business


This week, the European Commission (EC) approved General Electric’s (GE) €8.5bn acquisition of the power and grid assets of French industrial company Alstom.

A&O, Cleary, Skadden and Slaughters lead on billion-dollar Coca-Cola merger


 The world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler was created last week, following the merger of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke (CCEAG).

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No5 Chambers 9-Oct-2015

A company can suffer a detriment under the Equality Act and so bring a claim for direct discrimination. Yet a company is impersonal, so how can that be?

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Carey Olsen launches in Singapore with hire of former A&O partner

9-Oct-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Carey Olsen has joined the increasing number of offshore firms with a Singapore presence by launching in the city-state with the hire of former Allen & Overy (A&O) partner Linda Lee.

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Ashurst trials "blind allocation" of work to corporate associates in attempt to ensure fairness

7-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Ashurst is piloting “blind allocation” of work in its corporate department after hiring a management consultant to lead on doling out mandates.


How Pearson's in-house lawyers steered £1bn FT sale

6-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

The in-house legal team of publishing giant Pearson have had a busy summer. 

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The Lawyer UK 200 2015: which firms are getting the most out of their property?

14-Sep-2015 | By Kim Tasso

New UK 200 data shows early signs of momentous change at UK legal offices, as firms seek out real estate strategies that ease the pressure of soaring rents, promote flexible working and attract high-quality staff and clients


Major transactions put Balkans on the deals map

7-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Corporate work is booming in the Balkans, with many deals, including BAT’s purchase of a Croatian tobacco business, punching above €200m.

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Offshore deals, January-June 2015


Firms had a strong and interesting start to 2015. 

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