Mishcon loses co-head of funds and financial services to O’Melveny

28-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Mishcon de Reya co-head of funds and financial services group Eve Ellis is set to join O’Melveny & Myers in London.


Morgan Lewis takes DLA Piper funds head in London

16-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has hired DLA Piper’s London head of investment funds Gawain Hughes, as the firm continues to grow in London.

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Norton Rose Fulbright and Carey Olsen represent solar investment fund Bluefield on planned flotation

14-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Norton Rose Fulbright and Carey Olsen have advised Bluefield European Solar Fund (BESF) on its intention to raise €200m on its flotation on the London Stock Exchange. 


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.


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.


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.


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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Jersey: forced heirship and trust planning download subscription

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Clients from forced heirship jurisdictions can establish an offshore trust that will be defended by the court.

Jersey: costs recovery principles for non-trustee fiduciaries download subscription

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Court confirms that beneficiary’s proper route to challenging fiduciary’s costs lay in challenging the trustee’s agreement.

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Setting up a family trust outside the Middle East with Sharia elements.

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A&O IPO surge continues as firm bags role on Equiniti listing

5-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised on its fourth initial public offering (IPO) in a month, working alongside Weil Gotshal & Manges on the intended listing of service provider Equiniti. 


Run of corporate exits continue at Clydes as Tromans jumps ship to Willkie Farr

1-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Clyde & Co has lost its third corporate partner in four months, as Andy Tromans leaves the firm’s insurance group for Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

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A&O wins £1bn IPO mandate from new client Ibstock

30-Sep-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Brick manufacturer Ibstock has turned to new adviser Allen & Overy (A&O) on its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange, marking a significant client win for the firm.

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The Lawyer UK 200 2015: which firms are getting the most out of their property?

14-Sep-2015 | By Kim Tasso

New UK 200 data shows early signs of momentous change at UK legal offices, as firms seek out real estate strategies that ease the pressure of soaring rents, promote flexible working and attract high-quality staff and clients


Major transactions put Balkans on the deals map

7-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Corporate work is booming in the Balkans, with many deals, including BAT’s purchase of a Croatian tobacco business, punching above €200m.

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Offshore deals, January-June 2015


Firms had a strong and interesting start to 2015. 

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