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.

London

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.

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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In Fons Hf v Corporal Ltd & Anor, the Court of Appeal held, in the context of a specific agreement, that ‘debentures’ included loan agreements.

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Bangkok

Ashurst and MoFo win roles on CPG-Itochu alliance

30-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Ashurst and Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) have taken the leading roles on a $1.8bn (£1.1bn) strategic alliance between Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group (CPG) and Japanese trading house Itochu.

London

LCH Clearnet hires Freshfields senior associate as new general counsel

30-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

London Stock Exchange-owned clearing house LCH Clearnet has hired Diane Bouwmeester as its group general counsel and head of compliance.

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Bakers and Garrigues advise on Catalunya Banc’s €1.2bn sale to BBVA

28-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Baker & McKenzie has advised state-owned Spanish lender Catalunya Banc on its sale to Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) for €1.2bn.

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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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