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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.

Hong Kong

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.

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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Funds Briefings

Ireland’s new Loan Origination Fund Structure download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 30-Sep-2014

The framework for Ireland’s new Loan Origination Fund Structure will transform investment funds from asset management vehicles into asset creation vehicles.

Making a brain injury compensation claim: how to obtain adequate funding for rehabilitation and loss of earnings download subscription

IBB Solicitors 30-Sep-2014

Brain injury, unlike physical injury, is not always easy to see, and thus the full impact of such an injury is not necessarily appreciated by others.

FCA publishes thematic review report on mobile banking and payments download subscription

Eversheds 30-Sep-2014

Eversheds’ payments processing experts set the key findings in this report and what they mean for UK firms. 

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Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group builds in Kenya and Tanzania with lateral hires

30-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group members Coulson Harney and East African Law Chambers (EALC) have expanded their teams with a total of five lateral partner hires.

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Freshfields "takes on Wall Street" and wants to discard magic circle tag in US

29-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer managing partner David Aitman and corporate chief Edward Braham are “taking on Wall Street” and want the US market to think of them a part of an international elite instead of the magic circle.

Singapore

Linklaters trumps Clifford Chance to advise Carlyle on RAC sale

29-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer took the key roles on Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC’s acquisition of a stake in RAC.

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Corporate Analysis

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Freshfields: in a league of its own

29-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields is taking on corporate America as part of a wider mission – to become a leading player not in the magic circle but in the ‘international elite’

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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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