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The Akin deal is done, but what of the five Bingham refuseniks?

19-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The much anticipated tie-up between Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Bingham McCutcheon’s London office closes only one chapter of speculation over the fate of the US firm.

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Funds boutique MJ Hudson launches in Hong Kong amidst three-strong promos round

28-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Asset management and funds boutique MJ Hudson has launched in Hong Kong, creating the firm’s third office alongside London and Jersey.

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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Funds Briefings

Interpretation of tradable financial instruments — textual analysis vs the iterative approach download subscription

Stephenson Harwood 22-Sep-2014

The High Court and the Court of Appeal have considered and applied the principles for the interpretation of a contract in the context of a tradable financial instrument.

Financial Regulatory Developments — Commission plans Level 2 programme; FCA publishes mobile payments review; and more download subscription

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Dentons has published the 19 September 2014 issue of its Financial Regulatory Developments (FReD) publication.

Improving your F&B through franchise agreements download subscription

Dentons 22-Sep-2014

Franchising is a proven route to the successful international co-operation between F&B businesses and local real-estate investors.

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Freshfields lures Fried Frank trio in latest New York hiring spree

19-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson head of capital markets Valerie Ford Jacob along with two corporate partners in New York.

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Freshfields tops UK rankings as global M&A soars by 55 per cent in first nine months of 2014

19-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Global M&A has picked up over the first nine months of 2014, with deal value growing to $2,567bn from just $1,659bn at the same point last year - and elite firms have reaped the benefits.

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Magic circle PE fighting talk

18-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Last week Ropes & Gray chief Mike Goetz said UK firms needed to be worried about their private equity finance “vulnerability”. Now the magic circle is hitting back.

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Corporate Analysis

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Freshfields bids for US M&A home run

22-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Magic circle player splashes out as it aims for the New York corporate heights

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Italy: Diversity strategy

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Italian M&A activity has hit a rough patch, forcing law firms to look for alternative sources of revenue

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Private equity: keep out

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Can City firms close the door on line of PE staff heading out for US practices?

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