Scotland

Burness Paull and Levy & McRae face legal action over collapse of $400m hedge fund

20-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Scottish firms Burness Paull and Levy & McRae are facing legal action from the liquidators of Heather Capital over their involvement in the collapse of the $400m hedge fund.

London

Ireland's Arthur Cox hires Source general counsel for London office

4-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Irish firm Arthur Cox has appointed the general counsel of exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider Source, Adrian Mulryan, as a partner in its London funds team.

London

Eaglewood Europe hires former Sidley Austin associate as its first GC

28-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Eaglewood Europe has hired former Sidley Austin associate Dipali Sahni as its first general counsel.

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A&O and Herbert Smith Freehills advise on £1bn sale of Moorfield portfolio to Lone Star

5-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Moorfield Real Estate Fund on the sale of its diversified real estate investment portfolio to Lone Star Real Estate Fund, represented by Allen & Overy (A&O), for £1bn.

Luxembourg

Simmons expands into Luxembourg with five-partner office

24-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Simmons & Simmons has announced plans to launch a five-partner office in Luxembourg to capitalise on the jurisdiction’s funds industry.

London

CVC swaps Perris to Credit Partners, promotes legal director

13-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

CVC Capital Partners general counsel Richard Perris is swapping roles to head the legal department at sister company CVC Credit Partners.

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Mourant Ozannes and Ogier switch senior Jersey funds lawyers

7-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Channel Islands firms Mourant Ozannes and Ogier have each hired a senior Jersey funds lawyer from the other firm.

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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 Briefings

Eight Budget points relevant to funds and investors download subscription

Eversheds 28-Apr-2015

The new tax-free allowance for interest distributions will change the savings landscape, and other developments. 

The Investor Money Regulations and the Client Asset Regulations 2015: implications for investment funds and MiFID firms download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 28-Apr-2015

Breaches of the IMR or the CAR can attract various penalties.

Cross-border distribution – a key concern for Islamic funds download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 27-Apr-2015

There has been talk of a Gulf Co-operation Council ‘funds passport’, but a regulatory framework has yet to be drafted.

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Corporate News

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Clifford Chance bulks up in Europe in 25-partner promotions round

28-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance has slashed its focus on Asia in a 25-strong partner promotions round that sees just three made up in the region.

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Norton Rose Fulbright focuses on US again in record 51-partner promotions round

27-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Norton Rose Fulbright has made up a record 51 partners in its latest promotions round, the second since its merger in 2013.

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Eversheds loses nine real estate and commerce partners and associates to KWM

23-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Eversheds has lost a team of nine lawyers, including four partners, who all depart for King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) on Thursday (23 April).

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Africa Elite executive summary: firm profiles

30-Mar-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Our essential guide to the top legal outfits south of the Sahara advising on private equity 

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Portugal – Less pain, more gain

9-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Early repayment of its bailout and solid M&A interest from foreign investors have brought optimism to Portugal’s lawyers.

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Israel – A hi-tech attraction

16-Feb-2015 | By Joshua Freedman

Technology M&A is leading the way in Israel as foreign companies clamour to invest, but will a regulator’s U-turn put the brakes on growth?

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