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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.

Amsterdam

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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Corporate News

Addleshaws

Adrian Collins and John Joyce confirmed as Addleshaws' managing partner candidates

16-Apr-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Addleshaw Goddard has nominated partners Adrian Collins and John Joyce as the challengers to replace incumbent Paul Devitt in the firm’s forthcoming managing partner election.

Melbourne

HSF makes Aussie partner Ferraro global corporate chief in post-merger re-jig

15-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Herbert Smith Freehills has shaken up its corporate leadership, appointing Melbourne-based Mike Ferraro as sole global corporate head.

House of Fraser

Linklaters and Simpson Thacher lead on £480m acquisition of House of Fraser

15-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Linklaters, Simpson Thacher, King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin and Dickson Minto landed roles on the acquisition of a majority stake in House of Fraser by Chinese conglomerate Sanpower.

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Corporate Analysis

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Happy ever after? Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn get hitched

16-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn have finally decided that three’s a crowd and, after months of flirting with Boyes Turner, gone ahead with a traditional two-way merger.

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Russia: Mind the bear traps

17-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The surge of oligarchs heading to London for their court battles is slacking off. But Russia still holds potential for those advisers ready to tread carefully

Hong Kong

US firms muscle in on Hong Kong

10-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Hong Kong IPO activity is hotting up again, but UK legal stalwarts are looking over their shoulders as US rivals make up ground fast

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Funds Briefings

Deadlines coming for multinationals’ retirement plans and US taxpayers with foreign financial interests download subscription

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In 2010, the US enacted a sweeping change in enforcement of its tax laws on foreign financial interests, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.

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