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Morgan Lewis misses out as Akin Gump scores Bingham’s entire London office

17-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Akin Gump is to merge with Bingham McCutchen’s $52.3m (£32.1m)-turnover London office in a deal that will add 22 partners in London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong.

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Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and CMS get call on Phones 4U administration

16-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Allen & Overy has scooped a key role in the administration of Phones 4U, having been instructed by the company and its administrator PwC.

London

Bingham lawyers nervy as London partners mull exit

10-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Natalie Stanton

With his firm understood to be talking merger with Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Bingham McCutchen’s London managing partner James Roome could be set to quit, an exit that could have a major impact on Bingham’s future in the City.

Manchester

Cobbetts' bank debt deferred pending legal action

27-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Cobbetts’ administrator KPMG has postponed a final distribution of £336,687 to Lloyds Bank after receiving notice of legal action relating to the sum by four former partners.

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Linklaters, Travers Smith, Weil in £184m PwC Lehman pensions settlement

19-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Dentons, Linklaters, Travers Smith and Weil Gotshal & Manges have settled a £184m battle between the Pensions Regulator and Lehman Brothers administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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Gibraltar lawyers jailed over £40m client money scam

9-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Three brothers who ran one of Gibraltar’s largest law firms were jailed last week for fraud, four years after their firm, Marrache & Co, was put into liquidation.

Speechly

Speechly loses IP and corporate recovery heads as merger vote nears

22-May-2014 | By Joanne Harris, Lucy Burton

Speechly Bircham’s head of intellectual property (IP) Alexander Carter-Silk has quit for Brown Rudnick, while its corporate recovery chief Christopher Harlowe has resigned for offshore firm Mourant Ozannes. 

Paris

Nabarro's French best friend August & Debouzy quits alliance

6-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Nabarro’s French best friend August & Debouzy has abandoned its European alliance, leaving the firm on the hunt for a new Paris partner.

Barclays

High Court to decide if Barclays colluded with Dewey over capital loans

4-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The High Court will examine whether banking giant Barclays colluded with the now defunct Dewey & LeBoeuf to induce partners to take out individual loans to keep the firm afloat.

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Sting in the tail — Akbar and others v Comet Group Ltd (In Liquidation) download subscription

Gateley 17-Sep-2014

While the general view is that the recession is over, some of its effects can still be felt today.

Bankruptcy sales for distressed hospitals: four questions to ask before you begin download subscription

DLA Piper 12-Sep-2014

Over the last several years, a wide range of healthcare companies have faced financial distress as a result of declining revenues and high operating costs.

How holiday pay might affect your business — solvent or not download subscription

Gateley 8-Sep-2014

A recent ruling has changed the way employers must now calculate holiday pay, with implications for both trading solvent businesses and insolvent businesses.

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Barclays ready for battle over Dewey debts

5-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

It is now two years since the collapse of mammoth firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. But the next chapter in the story of its dramatic spiral into crisis is about to emerge in lurid technicolour following a High Court trial last week.

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Insolvency: Go for broke

20-Jan-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Restructuring firms anticipate a boom when UK interest rates get jacked up and from mandates coming from Asia

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