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.
Asset management and funds boutique MJ Hudson has launched in Hong Kong, creating the firm’s third office alongside London and Jersey.
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.
Chicago-based law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman has created a dedicated City-based asset management group with the hire of two new partners.
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.
Field Fisher Waterhouse has further bulked up its finance group with the hire of Simmons & Simmons partner Philip Abbott.
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.
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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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.
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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