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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters, Macfarlanes and Italian firm Pedersoli have scooped top roles on Pearson’s £469m sale of a stake in the Economist Group, less than a month after the publisher sold the Financial Times.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has won the top role advising on Google’s corporate reorganisation and the creation of a new parent company called Alphabet.
Cineworld Group has appointed in-house counsel Fiona Smith as its new company secretary and general counsel to replace outgoing Richard Ray.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have advised on the £844m deal to sell the Financial Times group to Japanese media firm Nikkei.
Former Harbottles MP Abramson hit with £20,000 fine over phone hacking as in-houser Chapman is cleared
Former Harbottle & Lewis managing partner Lawrence Abramson has been ordered to pay a £20,000 fine over his work in relation to the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World.
The BBC has promoted Nicola Cain to the new role of head of legal for freedom of information (FOI) and contentious data protection (DP).
Media Entertainment and Sport Briefings
Decision of Belgian Competition Authority set to liberalise international show jumping download subscription
A decision by the Belgian national competition authority seems set to have repercussions for sports bodies worldwide.
Media, Entertainment and Sport Opinion
The latest series The Apprentice caused the usual controversy - with limited success for the legal candidates.
The Americanisation of UK law is coming - so what are firms doing about it?