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Freshfields and Mayer Brown book lead roles as Center Parcs opts for sale over IPO

2-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Mayer Brown have taken the lead on the sale of holiday company Center Parcs to Canadian property group Brookfield for around £2.5bn.

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Charter and Time Warner Cable turn to raft of US firms for $78bn merger

26-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

A raft of US firms are representing Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable (TWC) as the pair merge in a $78.7bn deal. 

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Pearson’s Tellmann: alternative providers "will threaten the in-house world"

26-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

In-house roles will be the next target for low-cost alternative legal service providers, according to Pearson general counsel Bjarne Tellmann.

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BLP gains new AIM client as it advises on Stride Gaming's $103m IPO

20-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is advising new client Stride Gaming on its $103m (£66m) initial public offering on the Aim market. 

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​Black spider letters: Government’s last word ‘annihilated’

15-May-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Government’s ability to have the final say on Freedom of Information (FoI) requests has been “circumscribed, arguably almost to the point of annihilation” in the wake of the ‘black spider letters’ case.

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Publisher Springer Nature appoints new GC following Macmillan Science merger

14-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Publishing company Springer Nature has named Macmillan Science and Education GC Rachel Jacobs as its new general counsel following the merger of the two companies.

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Copyright – protection of a TV commercial as a creative work download subscription

NCTM 2-Jun-2015

The Court of Turin laid down an interesting ruling on the protectiob of the variety of forms of expression and creative contributions that may be related to the creation of commercial ads.

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Panel reviews 2014: The chosen ones download

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all

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How to grow PEP by 46 per cent: a lesson from Osborne Clarke

9-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

The firm’s revenue is up 26 per cent and profit per equity partner up 46 per cent, but just what is the secret behind the massive growth at Osborne Clarke?

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Why a lawyer will never win The Apprentice

7-Jan-2015

The latest series The Apprentice caused the usual controversy - with limited success for the legal candidates.

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The choices facing Ashurst and Olswang

3-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

The Americanisation of UK law is coming - so what are firms doing about it?

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