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KWM exits mount as regulatory partner Beechey exits for Fried Frank

3-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) regulatory partner Gregg Beechey has become the latest lawyer to exit the firm this week, set to join Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson in London.

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Harneys picks up funds team from Appleby Cayman

26-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firm Harneys has hired a three-strong funds team from rival Appleby in the Cayman Islands, including former funds head Ian Gobin.

London

Fried Frank poised for major UK funds boost with K&E partner trio

27-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Kirkland & Ellis is understood to have lost three private funds partners to Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, less than a year after the firm’s London head Graham White made the same move.

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Funds giant BlackRock scoops up former Barclays EMEA investment GC Handling

27-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Barclays’ former general counsel for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) investment has joined alternative fund management company BlackRock.

London

Land Securities hires new GC from Mothercare

6-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Mothercare’s general counsel Tim Ashby is leaving the company in September for FTSE 100 real estate investment trust Land Securities. 

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Travers Thorp Alberga bulks up with former Herbies partner

29-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Travers Thorp Alberga (TTA) has strengthened its corporate and funds team with the hire of former Herbert Smith partner and FourWinds Capital Management general counsel Louise Freestone.

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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.

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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.

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Mutual Recognition of Funds scheme marks new milestone in fund passporting download subscription

KPMG 3-Jul-2015

The Commencement of the Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF) scheme has set the tone for further potential boosts to Asian fund passporting schemes.

Investment opportunities in Italy: Shariah-compliant minibonds? download subscription

NCTM 30-Jun-2015

Italy, as many other countries in the western world, is facing a deep economic and financial crisis, which has affected the loan market and the ability of businesses to obtain bank financing. 

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KPMG 30-Jun-2015

This edition of ‘Evolving investment management regulation’ focuses on the regulatory pulls and pushes that the industry is facing. 

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DLA Piper and MoFo close Dixons Carphone US return with Sprint deal

6-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

DLA Piper advised Dixons Carphone on its foray into the US market through a 500-store deal brokered with US telecoms company Sprint, represented by Morrison & Foerster.

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MoFo managing partner: "We're doing this for a reason"

6-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has revealed new plans to expand its operations in Europe following exits in the London office, with corporate and patent litigation practices emerging as the main targets for growth.

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Paul Hastings takes nine-strong team from Ashurst for US structured finance build-up

3-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Paul Hastings has hired a nine-strong team in New York and Washington, DC, led by Ashurst co-head of securities and derivatives Scott Faga and US managing partner Eugene Ferrer, to build its structured finance capability.

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Return of the big spenders: fees in public M&A work

6-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Fees are on the rise in public M&A work, but the gap is widening between the billion-pound transactions and those of under £500m.

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Ireland’s lawyers tell a tale of two economies

15-Jun-2015

The country’s domestic economy is now in steady recovery.

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The thrill of the float: overseeing IPOs

8-Jun-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Overseeing an IPO is a logistical headache for most general counsel. It can also be the most exhilarating type of deal to work on. Four in-house lawyers reveal the secrets of going public

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