London

Stephenson Harwood and Travers Smith advise on P2PGI IPO

9-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Stephenson Harwood and Travers Smith took key roles on the launch and flotation of peer-to-peer (P2P) loans business P2P Global Investments (P2PGI) on the London Stock Exchange’s main market.

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US firm Katten Muchin creates London asset management group with double hire

19-May-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Chicago-based law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman has created a dedicated City-based asset management group with the hire of two new partners.

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Liquidators of Madoff fund receive Privy Council blow in key ruling

17-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The liquidators of Bernard L. Madoff feeder fund Fairfield Sentry, represented by British Virgin Islands (BVI) firm Forbes Hare and Macfarlanes, have lost two key points before the Privy Council in an important judgment.

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FFW hires finance partner Abbott from Simmons & Simmons

12-Mar-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Field Fisher Waterhouse has further bulked up its finance group with the hire of Simmons & Simmons partner Philip Abbott.

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Ogier fiduciary partners complete £180m MBO of business

3-Feb-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firm Ogier has sold its fiduciary business in a management buy-out backed by private equity company Electra Partners, which values the business at £180m.

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CBRE promotes internally for new EMEA GC

21-Jan-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Investment management company CBRE Global Investors has promoted its deputy EMEA general counsel Anja Ijlstra to the position of general counsel for the EMEA region.

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Cayman boutiques announce merger

19-Dec-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Cayman Islands boutiques Travers Thorp Alberga and Paget-Brown are merging in early 2014, just a year after the former enticed ex-Maples and Calder managing partner Anthony Travers back to practice.

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MJ Hudson bulks up with hires from CMS and SJ Berwin

19-Nov-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Boutique funds firm MJ Hudson has added to its team with the hire of a duo of senior lawyers, including legacy SJ Berwin partner Graham Nicholson.

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Funds Briefings

Pension Risk — market update: July 2014 download subscription

Allen & Overy 22-Jul-2014

This year is expected to be a bumper year for pension risk transfer in the UK.

UK Pensions Agenda — July 2014: issues affecting pension plans and plan sponsors download subscription

Eversheds 22-Jul-2014

The summer edition of Eversheds’ UK Pensions Agenda is out. It summarises 10 key issues affecting UK pension plans and plan sponsors.

Care Act 2014 download subscription

Eversheds 22-Jul-2014

The Care Act 2014, which received royal assent on 14 May 2014, will impose new obligations on local authorities in respect of the provision of social care.

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Freshfields and HSF advise on Liberty Global’s £481m stake in ITV

21-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herbert Smith Freehills have advised on the sale of British Sky Broadcasting’s (BSkyB) minority stake in ITV to Liberty Global.

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Hogan Lovells and Addleshaws advise on £620m sale of Co-op Pharmacy

21-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Hogan Lovells and Addleshaw Goddard are among the firms to win key roles on Bestway’s acquisition of The Co-operative Group’s 774-branch pharmacy chain.

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Clifford Chance London corporate chief names Jonny Myers as PE head

18-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance’s new corporate chief has named private equity dealmaker Jonny Myers as private equity co-head alongside Oliver Felsenstein.

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Cayman

Special report: Offshore - The Cayman Islands

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position? 

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Offshore: Deals and cases Q2 2014

21-Jul-2014

The latest offshore deals comprise a few firsts, including a groundbreaking hybrid mutual in Bermuda and the largest ever catastrophe bond issuance

Fees

Whatever happened to M&A fees?

7-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

UK public M&A work is down, as are fees. But as the deals markets shows signs of life, it’s not just the M&A titans that are winning

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