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Freshfields

Freshfields, Macfarlanes and Pedersoli lead on Pearson's £469m sale of The Economist

12-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

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. 

Google

Google turns to Cleary as it creates new Alphabet company

11-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

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. 

cinema

Cineworld Group appoints Smith as GC following management changes

10-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Cineworld Group has appointed in-house counsel Fiona Smith as its new company secretary and general counsel to replace outgoing Richard Ray.

Financial Times

Freshfields and Skadden land roles on Pearson’s £844m FT sale to Nikkei

23-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

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.

News of World 317

Former Harbottles MP Abramson hit with £20,000 fine over phone hacking as in-houser Chapman is cleared

22-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

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.

BBC

BBC creates new FOI and contentious DP role following reorganisation

16-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

The BBC has promoted Nicola Cain to the new role of head of legal for freedom of information (FOI) and contentious data protection (DP). 

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Media Entertainment and Sport Briefings

Decision of Belgian Competition Authority set to liberalise international show jumping download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 27-Aug-2015

A decision by the Belgian national competition authority seems set to have repercussions for sports bodies worldwide.

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Panel reviews

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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Media, Entertainment and Sport Opinion

Alan Sugar

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.

Cat Griffiths index

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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