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Skadden brokers historic $16.5bn Bank of America deal with US DoJ

22-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has brokered a record-breaking $16.6bn (£10bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) for client Bank of America to resolve allegations of fraudulent mortgage handling.

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Linklaters, Travers Smith, Weil in £184m PwC Lehman pensions settlement

19-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Dentons, Linklaters, Travers Smith and Weil Gotshal & Manges have settled a £184m battle between the Pensions Regulator and Lehman Brothers administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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Muckle and Walker Morris among six appointed to first Sustainable Development Capital panel

13-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ethical investor Sustainable Development Capital LLP (SDCL) has appointed six firms to its inaugural legal panel, with Muckle and Walker Morris among those winning a spot.

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Ashurst to rejig Glasgow support offering with introduction of qualified lawyers

16-Jun-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Ashurst’s low-cost support base in Scotland is to rejig its business model by adding at least two qualified lawyers to the office by the end of the year. 

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Watson Farley & Williams' turnover rises by 14.6 per cent to £117m

2-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) increased its revenue in 2013/14 by 14.6 per cent last year, resulting in a jump in revenue from £102.1m to £117m.

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FCA succeeds in reversing stay in Operation Cotton trial

21-May-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has won its appeal against the stay in the high-cost fraud trial known as Operation Cotton, with the Court of Appeal (CoA) ruling that proceedings should resume.

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Door-to-door selling of financial instruments: recent clarifications by the Court of Cassation download subscription

DLA Piper 19-Sep-2014

The interpretation of the scope of application of the investor’s right to withdraw from any contracts for the placement of door-to-door financial products has again captured the attention of all players.

Luxembourg corporate: foreign direct investment — structuring the equity download subscription

Ogier 18-Sep-2014

This briefing summarises some of the areas frequently encountered in relation to equity structuring choices.

Global Financial Markets Insight — the case for a better-functioning securitisation market; the cost of holding ABS; and more weblink subscription

DLA Piper 17-Sep-2014

DLA Piper has released the latest version (issue 4, Q3 2014) of its Global Financial Markets Insight publication.

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21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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The Lawyer Awards 2014 Shortlist: Finance Team of the Year

9-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

A flair for innovation sets apart the banking and finance teams on this year’s shortlist for top honours at The Lawyer Awards 

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AIFMD’s plans for alternative investment funds could create an unfair advantage in the market

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