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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.

London

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.

Scotland

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.

London

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.

London

Eaglewood Europe hires former Sidley Austin associate as its first GC

28-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Eaglewood Europe has hired former Sidley Austin associate Dipali Sahni as its first general counsel.

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Funds Briefings

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. 

Evolving investment management regulation – navigating opposing forces download subscription

KPMG 30-Jun-2015

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

UK sets new foreign investment record download subscription

B P Collins 29-Jun-2015

The UK has retained its position as the top European destination for foreign investment, after attracting a record number of projects.

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Skadden reigns again in worldwide M&A deal rankings after losing out to Weil last year

2-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has topped worldwide deal rankings for the first half of 2015, while European and UK leader Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is the only magic circle firm to feature in the table.

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KWM breaks even with PE partner loss to Goodwin Procter and partner hire from Fried Frank

1-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has lost London-based private equity partner Simon Fulbrook to Goodwin Procter, while simultaneously adding private equity partner Laura Brunnen to its London office from Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson.

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Clifford Chance and Linklaters advise as General Electric continues $100bn asset sell-off

1-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Clifford Chance and Linklaters are the latest firms to have won mandates as General Electric (GE) stays on track to sell $100bn (£63.6bn) worth of assets by the end of the year. 

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Corporate Analysis

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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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Hot 100 alumni: Tim Emmerson, Sullivan & Cromwell

1-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

In 2008, Tim Emmerson was a senior partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s M&A team in London. Two years later, he became head of European M&A, tasked with building the firm’s corporate transactions practice in the UK and Europe.

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