Allen & Overy and Linklaters win key roles on Aviva’s £5.6bn merger with Friends Life

24-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Allen & Overy and Linklaters have been instructed to advise insurance giants Aviva and Friends Life on their proposed £5.6bn merger.

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RPC posts 16 per cent rise in turnover at half-year

14-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

RPC has increased revenue by 16 per cent from £38.7m to £46m in the half-year period from 1 May to 31 October 2014. 


Addleshaw Goddard loses insurance litigation chief Leedham to Mishcon

13-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Addleshaw Goddard’s insurance litigation head Richard Leedham is the latest partner to resign in a year characterised by high-profile exits from the firm.

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Simmons adds Edwards Wildman partner in Hong Kong

13-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Simmons & Simmons has picked up Edwards Wildman Palmer insurance partner Martin Lister in Hong Kong.

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BLM launches new marine offering with Greenwoods team

6-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

BLM has launched a new marine insurance team with the addition of legacy Greenwoods partner Gemma Pearce and two other fee-earners from Parabis’ defunct Bristol office.


Kennedys chief executive Guy Stobart steps down

4-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Kennedys chief executive officer Guy Stobart is to stand down from his role at the end of this year after five years in the role.

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Kennedys becomes latest top 50 firm to gain ABS licence

3-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Kennedys is the latest top 50 firm to become an alternative business structure (ABS) after being awarded a licence this weekend.


DWF cuts 26 jobs in Liverpool

31-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DWF has made 15 secretaries, six solicitors, four paralegals, and one analyst from its fraud, intelligence and motor teams redundant following a consultation that kicked off in June.

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DLA Piper 21-Nov-2014

Law Decree no. 91 of 2014 has added a new provision to paragraph 2 of article 114 of Legislative Decree no. 385 of 1 September 1993.

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This newsflash provides information on the obligations under the BCL Regulation as amended by Regulation 2014/N17.

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Dentons 20-Nov-2014

The FCA has published the results of two reviews into how firms manage their financial crime risks, together with proposed guidance on financial crime systems and controls.

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