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Herbert Smith Freehills on board for HS2 rail project

28-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has been appointed as the main adviser for High Speed Two (HS2), the developer of Britain’s new north-south high speed train line.

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Clyde & Co's James Burns: "I’ve always thought of management as a team sport"

16-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

It has been just over a year since James Burns took over as senior partner at Clyde & Co, succeeding Michael Payton who stood down to become chairman after 28 years at the helm.

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Travers Smith advises as thetrainline.com books IPO ticket

8-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Travers Smith is advising the UK’s largest online rail bookings company thetrainline.com as it prepares to go public later this year.

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Burges Salmon, CMS and Osborne Clarke retained as Eurostar delays panel review until 2015

18-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Eurostar has delayed its panel review until spring 2015, granting Burges Salmon, CMS Cameron McKenna and Osborne Clarke a four-month reprieve.

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Kennedys strikes back in Asia with six-strong Clyde & Co lateral hire

15-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Kennedys has hired seven lawyers to bolster its Asia aviation practice, six of whom are from rival firm Clyde & Co.

HSF and Macfarlanes advise Stagecoach and Virgin on East Coast mainline franchise

28-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Macfarlanes have taken the lead roles for Stagecoach and Virgin on their joint-venture company’s deal with the Department of Transport (DfT) to secure the franchise for the re-privatised East Coast mainline.

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Pérez-Llorca wins Spanish airport IPO deal with €1 fee

21-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Spanish firm Pérez-Llorca has secured the instruction to advise the Spanish airport operator Aena (Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea) on its upcoming flotation for a fee of just €1.

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Ince & Co picks new management team as senior partner Wilson steps down

11-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Ince & Co’s international senior partner James Wilson is to step down in January 2015 after two terms in office in favour of Hamburg managing partner Jan Heuvels.

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The entry into force of the Nairobi Convention on Wreck Removal: is it a big deal? weblink subscription

Ince & Co 29-Jan-2015

The Nairobi Convention will come into force in April. It provides a strict liability regime for the removal of hazardous wrecks in Exclusive Economic Zones.

Who pays the Suez Canal fees? weblink subscription

Ince & Co 29-Jan-2015

HBC Hamburg Bulk Carriers v Huyton was an appeal from an arbitration award on a point of construction in relation to the wording of an addendum to a charterparty.

Consecutive time charters — check your contract terms weblink subscription

Ince & Co 29-Jan-2015

If a vessel’s hull is fouled during a charter and there is no opportunity to clean it before delivery under the follow-on charter to the same charterer, is the owner liable for the underperformance during the second charter?

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Special report: Turkey - Upgrade nation

29-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

The rise of the Turkish aviation sector reflects a wider trend of prosperity

Turkey Briefing Live: Plane speaking

21-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The IMF has slashed its 2014 growth forecast for Turkey from 3.5 to 2.3 per cent. Investors are now hoping the aviation and energy markets will provide some comfort

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